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#26 JGC

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

Awesome collection! I think you managed to fill your room to the max without the feeling that it's overdone or cluttered.
I noticed the odd buttons on the 82nd Lieutenant Ike jacket, are they cloth covered?
Again awesome war room 
Tino

Hi Tino, yes the buttons have been cloth covered, its the 2nd uniform that I've found like that. Its a very nice touch. Jon

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 03:29 PM

Thanks Guys, in 30 years you can find alot of stuff. I've always felt if you can't share and show your collection whats the point of having it. I've just recently discovered military forums and I have really enjoyed seeing others collections, I just wish my photos had come out a little clearer. Thanks Jon


Jon...well done! Impressive collection.

#28 Michiel M.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:08 AM

Awesome collection..

 


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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:37 PM

Beautifull collection, would it be possible to have a closer look at the 1st SSF items in your collection ? Gerry

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:22 PM

Beautifull collection, would it be possible to have a closer look at the 1st SSF items in your collection ? Gerry


Hi Gerry, here are a few shots of the FSSF stuff, I have quite abit in the way of paper work. It mostly came from 2 different men, one was in the service company and the other transfered into the unit in Italy as a medic. The SS, BS, and PH all came from the medic, his uniform is pictured. I also have all the original citations for his medals, the one pictured with the medals was signed by Gen. Mark Clark. The V-42 came from a 29th ID man that said he won it from a Canadian in a poker game right before D-Day. That knife came ashore with the 29th ID on June 6th 1944, if only it could talk. Sorry if the photos are a little hazy. Jon

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#31 teltec01

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:39 PM

Thanks Jon, You have some very nice FSSF items,...Gerry

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:42 PM

Here are a few more things.

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#33 JGC

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:44 PM

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:50 PM

Jon,...Thanks for sharing your collection, ....Gerry.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:24 PM

Your collection is staggering and seems to cover just about every base in militaria. Incredibly impressive! Thank you for sharing it.

Ken

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:51 AM

Wow :blink: Awesome collection! 


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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:03 AM

[quote name='jeffreyvanspengen' post='6737' date='Jan 9 2007, 08:51 AM']Wow :blink: Awesome collection! 


Ohh yes!! The TOP Collection about US Items!!!! Like´s a Museum!!! 

Best regards,

Ricardo.


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Posted 09 January 2007 - 05:55 AM

You have some verry nice items there! I really like the set up youve created...(Wish I had a war room like that, or just the space ;))

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 06:08 AM

WOW! What a great display/collection! Could you please take a close up of the display case that you have your Jump wings and ovals in? It was flat next to the 17th Airborne case's.

Thanks,

Matt

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:15 PM

an outstanding collection of A-2's I am envious.Did you get those from the vet's or dealers? Do you have anytype of escape and evasion items floating around in that collection of AAC items?
regards,Dustin

#41 JGC

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:51 PM

WOW! What a great display/collection! Could you please take a close up of the display case that you have your Jump wings and ovals in? It was flat next to the 17th Airborne case's.

Thanks,

Matt

Hi Matt, I'll try and take a better photo and add it to the thread. I see you like the 504 PIR, they were a great fighting unit. I have a couple nice 504 groupings, if I have time I'll try and add a couple shots of them. Jon

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 03:00 PM

an outstanding collection of A-2's I am envious.Did you get those from the vet's or dealers? Do you have anytype of escape and evasion items floating around in that collection of AAC items?
regards,Dustin

Hi Dustin, all but a couple of the A-2's came from the vets or their families, as far as emergency kits I do have a complete unopened Type E-17 that I got in a grouping from a B-29 bombadier. His A-2 is pictured in the photo I posted earlier, its the one with the B-29 painted on the back with 20 bombs and Dream Girl written across the top. Jon

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 05:55 AM

Hi Matt, I'll try and take a better photo and add it to the thread. I see you like the 504 PIR, they were a great fighting unit. I have a couple nice 504 groupings, if I have time I'll try and add a couple shots of them. Jon


Jon,

Yes, I am a big fan of the 504th PIR! I would LOVE to see your 504th Groupings, please post them when you get a chance.

Thanks,

Matt

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:45 AM

Jon,

Yes, I am a big fan of the 504th PIR! I would LOVE to see your 504th Groupings, please post them when you get a chance.

Thanks,

Matt

Hi Matt, I posted those pictures of the ovals and wings and some of the 504stuff under a thread in the insignia section of the forum. Thanks Jon

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:40 AM

Hi Matt, I posted those pictures of the ovals and wings and some of the 504stuff under a thread in the insignia section of the forum. Thanks Jon


Jon,

Thanks for posting those pic's! Great items! Do you have anything (Airborne related) for sale? Like that killer 504th Ike Jacket? Please let me know.

Thanks,

Matt

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 06:55 AM

Jon,
I'll add a big to what all the other guys have said. It is an amazing collection and displayed very much to my taste. You can never have too much room for a collection and you can NEVER have too much neat stuff. I've seen some amazing collections in my time, but yours ranks right up there at the top.


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Posted 15 December 2008 - 12:05 PM

"and the German helmet with the death head, I've only seen a couple of those. NICE!"

Isn't that from a WW2 Finnish Infantry Unit?

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 01:24 PM

Can you tell me what Armored Division and maybe Tank Destroyer Battalion jackets you have?
Would it be possible to see some close-ups of those?
Thank you.

Erwin

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:20 PM

"and the German helmet with the death head, I've only seen a couple of those. NICE!"

Isn't that from a WW2 Finnish Infantry Unit?


Hi Matt, the helmet your referring to is a German Freikorps, circa 1919/20, to be exact its a Freikorps Hacketau helmet. Jon

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 03:16 PM

Can you tell me what Armored Division and maybe Tank Destroyer Battalion jackets you have?
Would it be possible to see some close-ups of those?
Thank you.

Erwin



Hello Erwin, I had this photo on my computer of Major Fred Hammers dress uniform and M-41 field jacket, I believe he was the EO of the 704th Tank Battalion. I'll try and post more photos later. Jon

 

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