FAIRBANKS — Alaska State Troopers are asking for help recovering some $55,000 in World War II memorabilia and other rare items stolen from a Farmers Loop-area home in March 2010.
Although the items were stolen more than a year ago, they may still be recovered if the community keeps an eye out for people trying to sell the items or making novice inquires about their value, trooper Gary Tellep said.
“The significant thing is, this is all genuine stuff,” he said. “Most of it is going to have swastikas and aviation or maritime themes. There are lots of replicas and kits like this out there, but to someone who’s knowledgeable they’d pick up on the fact that it’s genuine.”
Many of the stolen items are from German submarines and the German air force, including daggers, medals and badges. There are several guns, including a 1911 U.S. Rock Island Manufacturing .45-caliber, a World War II Walther P38 pistol, a pre-war Luger, a vintage Kentucky rifle, a powder horn and a 1790s-era flintlock pistol.
Tellep asked anyone with information about the case to call him at 451-2950.
Contact the newsroom at 459-7572.