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#51 USdog

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:50 PM

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#52 I Hate Moths

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 05:03 PM

Dad with Airborne command patch on sleeve.

I had never noticed  this as it was hidden by the edge of the frame.

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 Inspecting a crashed British plane.

Please id this if you can.

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Possibly Kansas State College

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#53 I Hate Moths

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

Dad must have thought he was at a motel 6 and walked off with this towel from the Santa Ana Army Air Base.

 

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 Servicemen's maps of the United States

I had never looked closely at these, as i was a little disgusted that some one did a little coloring on the front of one of them.

After closer inspection, the art work turns out to be  a layout of Dad'd travels.

It is hard to see until you put the untouched one beside it.

 

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:36 PM

Nice items thanks for sharing! I have liked seeing what you have added over the years to this thread really cool to see everything you have from your fathers service, lucky he kept it all, and in such good condition! If only my family members did the same, but sadly most of their stuff from their time in the service they threw away long before I got into the hobby of collecting. 

 

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#55 Simon Lerenfort

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:17 AM


Can't read the tail number on the pancaked aircraft, but if you decipher it try putting it into the database link below.

 

http://www.rafcomman...tabase/serials/

 



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:32 AM




Can't read the tail number on the pancaked aircraft, but if you decipher it try putting it into the database link below.

 

http://www.rafcomman...tabase/serials/

 

 

 

Thank you  Simon for the info. I re scanned the photo and still can't read it.

 

Dad is on the far right kneeling.

dad wearing bomber jacket.jpg

 

Dad riding a bull

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Dad possibly back in Pittsburgh

dad back home.jpg

 

 


 



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 10:56 AM

An airborne dog ???

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Dad

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Some of Dad's buddies from the 13th airborne.

Identities unknown

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#58 Simon Lerenfort

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Posted 22 December 2018 - 11:10 AM

Looks like Dad is wearing buckle boots.
attachicon.gif Dad in front of tent.jpg
 
Castle ?   Can someone ID this one.  My guess is somewhere in Germany.
attachicon.gif castle re.jpg
 
Unknown Paratrooper
C-47 Q9
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The destroyed bridge is the one over the Rhine at Worms.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:48 AM

You're welcome....



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:32 PM

Bellied in airplane is an Me-108, a 4 seat bird designed by Messerschmitt. There was a French produced version as well

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#61 I Hate Moths

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:56 AM

   Thank you 38Driver for the info!

 

Restricted :

Instructions for a Type T-5 Parachute

 

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 04:43 PM

Original colorized photos of Dad. These are possibly from his time at Camp Polk with the 8th Armored, or during his air crew training.

 

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Posted 03 November 2019 - 08:12 PM

Separation Qualification Record

 

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