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#1 teufelhund

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:56 AM

Gentlemen


Here is a probable new interesting topic since the item to be displayed are engraved by men in the field and can maybe tell us more than dozen of books on what have been their sorrow , their fear, and joy expérienced overhere
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#2 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:07 AM

Trench art messkit owned by F2c Robert O Bowen USN who was a POW in the Philippines . He was initially held at Cabanatuan POW camp and was liberated in the Philippines at Bilibid Prison . This kit was obtained from the estate of a different POW who was also himself at Cabanatuan .
After he left Cabanatuan, he was sent to POW Camp #11 ( Manila Port Area) and off-loaded ships as a POW . His previous service was on the USS John D. Ford and he also had a brother who was a POW captured on Guam. Both survived !



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#3 svt40

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:39 PM

Here is my contribution.

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#4 teufelhund

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 01:14 AM

This one... I missed on EB
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 02:57 AM

This messkit was used by Army Nurse Margaret Gillespie. She served as a surgical nurse with Base Hospital No. 78 AEF.


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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:11 AM

I own a 1918 dated canteen cup with etched markings on the bottom of the cup. The guy's name R T QUICK..... his hometown PITTSBURGH PA.....and USMC. The around the sides are some initials RTQ and USMC>

#7 VMI88

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:25 AM

Here's a nice trench art canteen I found:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:26 AM

The reverse of the same canteen:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:31 AM

Here's a nice WWI USMC engraved canteen:

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:33 AM

And now a USMC trench art mess kit:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:28 AM

1945 dated canteen cup, but Vietnam era engraving for a USAF Ait Commando and Colonel to boot...

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:30 PM

This belonged to Sgt. Frank Gaynor, 39th Inf. Regt. 4th Division. Killed in Action 1 October 1918 in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Reads "Keep Me Full" and the soldier's name below. Battlefield find by my great-grandfather, Captain Oliver M. Salisbury, in 1918.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 10:32 PM

I apologize for the horrible photos but it is New Year's day....... :blink:

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:12 AM

From the very recently opened museum of the Famed Baugnez Crossroad where 86 US soldier of the 285 Field Arty obs bat have been massacred by the SS kampmfgruppe Peiper on Dec 17 1944
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I Will post other pics on this Splendid, tremendous , WONDERFULL Musueum later on... One of the best in Europe
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:18 AM

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#16 teufelhund

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:23 AM

A close up

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#17 teufelhund

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 11:41 AM

And the meadow where the bodies of the 86 US massacred US soldiers where found when the region has been liberated for the second time.

A lot of emotion gents..picture was taking this morning Jan 2, 2008
You still may see a flowers bunch layed during the last commemoration , Dec 16th 2007

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Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:49 PM

Ten years ago just about to the day I had the honor to go on a 2 week trip to Guadalcanal.
I was allowed special permission to bring back some finds. I say special permission as the Solomon Islands Govt doesn't allow relics to be removed from the islands. However the trip I was on was for the Solomons Govt and permission was granted through the trips organizer. Thanks Pete you know who you are.

The first shows a water bottle with the name "LINK" engraved in the front and bottom of it. It also shows a shrapnel hole in the front. The hole does not go trough the other side.

The map shows the location that I found the water bottle. It in the area of E Co. 35 Inf Regt during the reduction of the Gifu 22-23 Jan 1943.
The photograph- sorry for the flash- I had to take a pic of the pic as I do not have a scanner, shows the bottle in the location that I found it. it is the on on the left. Notice also the Garand clips, mess tin, 1903 rifle etc etc.
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The second item is a mess tin that I recovered from the Marines battle of Bloody Ridge. It has the initials "R.A.S" engraved on the bottom of it. The other pics show the bullet hole that is in the mess tin. Its always made me think. The angle of the hole and its location are so that was struck it were being held up as if to eat from. If it were on the ground the bullet would not have entered at that angle.

If anybody has a roster of either the 35 Inf Regt or the Raider or Paramarines on Guadalcanal any further info would be appreciated.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

One of my ww1 mess kits.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:34 AM

My one and only....

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 11:50 AM

My one and only....

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Wow my guy is from New York as well. F.C. Russell, 102nd signal out of New York

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

WW11 mess kit. Soldier engraved it with all the cities he was in during the war. I got this thanks to Bugme

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

Mess kit and cup from Major Hugh Baird JR, U.S. Army. He was in Australia and New Guinea also listed but hard to see are the cities he was in.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:11 PM

Mess kit and cup from Major Hugh Baird JR, U.S. Army. He was in Australia and New Guinea also listed but hard to see are the cities he was in.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:12 PM

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