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I'm stuck trying to work out who this Jack Harding was.

Five doors from here is a house, now split into several apartments, with the name "Jack Harding Mansions" carved over the entrance and a mosaic on the wall to one side, which I append.

There's a lot of information in the mosaic but I can't find anything about him.

Who was he, why does he have this mosaic on the wall of a house overlooking the Downs.

I can see a US serviceman, a Japanese battle flag over troops with rifles beneath palm trees which might suggest service in the World War Two Pacific theater, I can see bombers flying in formation over a burning shoreline suggesting an amphibious invasion like that at Guadalcanal or Iwo Jima.

I'm guessing that the uniform is of a GI but someone might improve on that. There's a cap badge. Would a Marine look similar?

Any suggestions?
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US ARMY AIR SERVICES PILOT

FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE

PILOT JACK HARDING





VINTAGE AUTOGRAPH SIGNED

SNAPSHOT PHOTO TAKEN YEARS AFTER

HIS FLYING AROUND THE WORLD

IN THE 1920s


Jack Harding Early American US Military Aviator Vintage Autograph Signed Photo | eBay
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I'd been reading about that one but I can't see any link between being part of the first US Army pilot team to fly round the world and the contents of the mosaic.

What do you think his uniform shows, I expect you know more about US uniforms than I do. The pilot chap was long retired from the army by the time World War Two started.
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Looks like someone else is looking :-

The Untrained Eye on Blipfoto :: Whose Jack Harding? :: 25 May 2012



I've walked past that house time and never noticed the mosaic.
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"Whose Jack Harding" isn't a question I'd have thought of asking.

I may just ring the bell.
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Týr;1410762 wrote: "Whose Jack Harding" isn't a question I'd have thought of asking.

I may just ring the bell.


It made it certain that the post was not yours :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1410764 wrote: It made it certain that the post was not yours :-):yh_rotfl: cracked me up!
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