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#51 Nine O Nine

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

PFC Edward Coleman was in the 315th Infantry Regiment of the 79th and was killed on the 30th of June 1944 during the fierce fighting for the port of Cherbourg. I have tried to get his full service record but sadly it was destroyed in the fire. Golden Arrow research are in the process of trying to get me his IDPF.

 

Edward Coleman is buried in the American Military cemetery in Normandy and i pay my respects to him everytime I am in Normandy.

 

His helmet is named in the shell and in the liner.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

Named in the shell.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

The rest of the items in the Normandy display, including the SSI of the Infantry Assault units, An original copy of Ikes Invasion letter, original photographs of 1st infantry division soldier portraits taken by a professional photographer in Dorset and unidentified members of an engineer special brigade before embarking. the dug up Garand rounds and carbine rounds are from the bunkers at Gefosse Fontenay taken by the 175th and 116th regiments of the 29th infantry division.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:32 AM

1st Infantry division portraits.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:33 AM

Unidentified Invasion Letter.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:33 AM

Tom, what a fantastic collection, great groupings and all displayed superbly. I think I might have to come and collect the chevrons in person so that I can get a tour!



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:35 AM

Original press photograph of the 8th Infantry Division taking prisoners in La Haye Du Puits.

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:37 AM

Tom, what a fantastic collection, great groupings and all displayed superbly. I think I might have to come and collect the chevrons in person so that I can get a tour!

 

Thanks Andy :) you're always welcome stay tuned for my main collections of Medical items and the mighty 8th.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

One of my latest aquisitions a set of photographs to Harold Delong of the medical section of the 336th Engineer Combat Battalion part of the 5th Engineer Special Brigade who came ashore on Omaha Beach on D-Day at 15:00 hours on Dog Green Beach. THey were meant to have landed on FDox Red in the 1st Infantry division sector so had to march 2 miles across Omaha beach to get to where they were supposed to be!

 

Delongs Nara file shows he enlisted in 1942 so im pretty sure he would have been there from the beginning of the invasion but i intend to apply for his service record to confirm this. If anyone has the D-Day unit rosters for the 336th i would be really interested to hear from you.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:48 AM

Delong and comrade with ESB marked M1s.

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:53 AM

Which contractor made your B2 cap in the cabinet?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:54 AM

Close ups of some of my other ryker cases this one has a few of the pictures from an unidentified 5th armoured/772nd TD Bn grouping I have. Apart from these pictures and nice combat used tankers helmet and hood from a fellow forum member I don't have any other armoured items.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

Which contractor made your B2 cap in the cabinet?

 

 

Its a Perry Sportswear example Andy.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:02 AM

Last ryker mount for today. (some) of my 8th Army Air Force patches bordering an original Group photograph of a ground echalon unit of the 447th Bomb group at Rattlesden.

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Last one for today another close up of some of my medical items. the M1 is a nice fixed bail that ive had for about 12 years the other items include a Medics ID card to a medic from the 79th Infantry division. Original press photographs and personal photographs and letters from a surgeon from the 91st Evac Hospital written during the Normandy Campaign. Close ups to follow soon :)

 

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hey Tom. Everything looks great! I see so many pieces that I wish were in my collection. Nice dealing with you by the way.

Paul  :D



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Man you have some great and history filled groupings.  I especially love the AAF group - absolutely amazing!  Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

   Hi Tom,

 

Finally made it here, always love your stuff buddy, I'll have to start posting some of my bits. Here's to many more happy years collecting and we really must get round to cataloging my stuff at some point.

 

 Cheers,

 

 Your fellow member of GSA  ;)



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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:21 PM

Great collection, and a very good display. Like the First Aid Items in your collection.



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:37 PM

Well its been a while since i updated this thread and there have been a few changes to the collection in that time. A lot of items have gone or will go very soon and i've manged to obtain some really nice items since deciding to concentrate on the 8th Air Force B-17 groups ETO/MTO Medical items and Anything related to the Normandy campaign. I've re done all of my display cases and my Ikea cabinet as i got fed up of the majority of the collection sitting in boxes so everything looks a bit crammed in but i'm happy with it :) Hope you enjoy my updated collection.

 

First up my new personal item collection. Since taking the picture a few weeks ago i've been able to add some green lucky strike packets and a box of Beech Nut chewing gum.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:44 PM

My Updated Normandy Display. Alongside Ed Colemans M1 (See pictures Earlier in the thread) i've been able to get hold of some private photographs of Easy Red Sector or Omaha beach taken on D+2 The road from Carentan to Perriers and the church located near pointe Du Hoc which still stands today.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

Part of my updated Medical Collection mainly id'd items relating to medics and some of my Medics Photo collection. The ID Cards Belong to medics in the 79th Infantry division and the 3rd Army. The dog tags, medal bar and 5th army patch belong to a medic in a 5th Army clearing company operating In Sicily and Italy.(Thanks To Paul for trading that one! ) There are also letters from a Surgeon in the 91st Evac hospital written In Normandy. Pictures of Nurses based at a General Hospital in the UK on a training exercise and individual photos of medics in the ETO. Eventually I will show all of these in better detail.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Some of my Medical Items in better detail. The plasma Bottles and Transfusovac bottle were all obtained last year. The later plasma set is complete and the earlier plasma set is just the box. It was used by a member of the fourth armored divisions medical Battalion as a mailing box.

 

The armbands are all original examples. one of them is an English made example.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:57 PM

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