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World War II Patch: Bird of War

A Louisiana man received a military style foot locker filled with papers that apparently belonged to a World War II airman, Lionel B. Potter. Also inside were two patches embroidered with an evocative symbol: a bird in the clouds dropping a bomb. Is this a unit insignia? He’s turned the investigation over to Wes Cowan. Were these patches used in World War II? Who made them and why?
Clip Season 10 Episode 4 Length 14:43 Premiere: 07/30/12

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Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner

S10 E9 Length 53:41 Premiere Date 01/08/13

Mysteries from the Wild West

S10 E8 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 04/01/13

Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio

S10 E7 Length 52:31 Premiere Date 10/08/12

Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger

S10 E6 Length 53:16 Premiere Date 10/01/12

Titanic Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs, Nazi Spy Toys

S10 E5 Length 53:11 Premiere Date 08/06/12

Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief

S10 E4 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Book of Rogues, Empire State Crash & a Forbidden Pinup

S10 E3 Length 53:21 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line

S10 E2 Length 53:08 Premiere Date 07/23/12

Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zappa Collage

S10 E1 Length 53:09 Premiere Date 07/16/12

World War II Patch: Bird of War

Clip Length 14:43 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Preview: Native American clothing, a Lincoln signature

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Lincoln Oath

Clip Length 09:46 Premiere Date 07/30/12

War Spoils of a Peace Chief

Clip Length 14:35 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Marshall House Flag

Clip Length 12:16 Premiere Date 07/30/12

Behind the Scenes - Flintlock Rifle

Clip Length 02:49 Premiere Date 04/27/03

Provenance

Clip Length 02:13 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Trash or Treasure

Clip Length 01:55 Premiere Date 05/31/03

House Dating

Clip Length 02:06 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Real or Fake

Clip Length 02:19 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Preservation

Clip Length 01:39 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Causes of the Civil War

Clip Length 01:37 Premiere Date 05/31/03

Thin Section Analysis

Clip Length 01:30 Premiere Date 05/31/03

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Bill Pickett Saddle/McKinley Casket Flag/Hitler Films

Premiered On: 09/03/2007

Did a saddle owned by a Staten Island woman really belong to legendary African-American Wild West show and film star Bill Pickett? A Washington man shows a flag that may once have draped the casket of President William McKinley, and a contributor in Staten Island has several film cans, unseen since World War II, that he believes may contain home movies of Nazi officials?possibly even Hitler.

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Uss Thresher/Pete Gray Cartoon/Manhattan Project Letter

Premiered On: 09/10/2007

A stack of technical drawings and engineering documents that appear to have belonged to the nuclear submarine "USS Thresher;" storyboards from a comic strip about Pete Gray, the first one-armed major league baseball player; and a scrapbook of typed and handwritten documents connected with the top-secret Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.

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Premiered On: 06/22/2009

A couple in Cincinnati acquired a machine that may have been intended to record messages from the dead; dogs trained for war; and a watch fob commemorating Pancho Villa's raid on Columbus, N.M.

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Manhattan Project/Galleon Shipwreck/Creole Poems

Premiered On: 06/29/2009

An invention that may have been used in the atomic bomb; a 23-pound block of beeswax with strange markings; and a French manuscript kept by an American family for 160 years.

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