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#1 Nine O Nine

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:22 PM

After quite a while of looking at some of the amazing displays and collections on this forum i thought it was time I got stuff out of boxes and shared my own collection. Ive been collecting for about 16 years (Since the age of 12) and my main interests are the 8th Army Air Force, The U.S. Army medical department The Normandy Campaign and the European Theatre of Operations in General.

I don't have a room devoted to my collection more of a corner :) But the room is blacked out to keep everything safe from sunlight. My apologies for the poor quality of some of the photos i think i need to hold off buying new bits for the collection and invest in a new camera!!

my intention is to post not only my small display but my Groupings as time goes on.

I also collect a few TR items and some do appear in the pictures but i won't focus on them in great detail the flag you can see is a G.I bringback item.

Hope you enjoy the Photographs feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:26 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

Awesome collection! Thanks for posting...

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:28 PM

Is that a French insignia on the M1

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:29 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:32 PM

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This is my 8th AAF Display case it has a few bits from several of my groupings which i will post in detail later.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Very nice! A great mix of stuff.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

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My latest aquisition. A2 jacket named to E Shaefer 92nd Bomb Group 407th bomb squadron was one of the 92nds original pilots and completed 25 missions. His 25th was the first schwienfurt raid!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

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Lt Shaefer and his crew he is standing 3rd from left wearing this jacket.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

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Last photo for tonight a close up of Shaefer.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 02:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words gents, Sparty one the insignia on the M1 is of the 79th infantry division, The helmet is named to a private who was killed on the 30th June fighting for Cherbourg.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 04:56 PM

Very nice, I like the way you have it displayed.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

Very nice display.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

Shaefer's looks really nice! I was watching that group and should have pulled the trigger. Shaefer was from my hometown; glad to see someone here bought it. Nice displays!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:31 PM

my grandfather wore a helmet just like yours when he was with the 28th. Great stuff!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

Awesome room and BEAUTIFUL A-2! Nice!

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:45 PM

Hi

It is good to finally see some pictures of your display....

And what a great visual display it is....

I look forward to seeing some more in depth pictures...


Regards

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

I echo everything said...very nice indeed !

I like the 'Lucky Bastard Club' certificate.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Cheers

Sean

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:38 AM

Fantastic photos and a fantastic (and very well focused) collection!

I love the way you have everything laid out and the use of display cabinets, torso mannequins and riker mounts etc. It defintiely makes the best use of the space!

Thanks for posting and good to see (yet another) high calibre collection in the UK on the Forum

Will


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