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6 July 2004

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Ten: Acting Sergeant S. J. Hassett, South African Air Force

South African Medal for Korea
(P8812 S.J. Hassett); South African Defence Force Good Service Medal, officially numbered ‘493’; South African Permanent Force Good Service Medal, officially numbered ‘953’; 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Africa Service Medal, these four officially inscribed ‘283418 S. J. Hassett’; American Bronze Star, reverse centre engraved ‘Stanley J. Hassett’; U.N. Korea (P8812 S.J. Hassett); South Korean War Service Medal, together with related fitment for U.S.A. Presidential unit commendation, generally good very fine and rare (11) £400-500

Colin Owen’s published South African Korea Medal roll confirms Hassett’s Bronze Star as one of 40 awards to the personnel of No. 2 Squadron, S.A.A.F. - having arrived in Korea in April 1951, he returned home in July of the following year.