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#1 Tonomachi

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 05:55 PM

Found a nice 8 x 10 photo of an Army rejected attack helicopter with I'm guessing the engineers who designed it.  As I recall the helicopter kept crashing so it was dropped.  I saw one a long time ago at the Fort Eustis Museum in Virginia.  I also found some photos of a female and male marine with a medical field manual stamp property of the medical detachment of the 159th Infantry.

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#2 Tonomachi

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:00 PM

I picked up this uniform minus the insignia which I added after talking with the Capt.  I already had his name after buying some Pelican cases with his name stenciled upon them and he identified his former unit (82nd Abn Div).  I got his rank off of the Internet.  The uniform was cheap at $5.00 but the insignia was a lot more.

 

  

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:07 PM

Here was my find of the year.  These were on a small table set back by some chairs and you had to look beyond all of the other stuff on the tables up front.  I saw the Gerber knife and sheath so I immediately walk past everything and grabbed it.  Underneath the Gerber was the Nazi SA dagger.  I grabbed it too and asked this lady how much.  She said her friend would be back as she left for the bathroom.  I waited and waited and almost put the knifes down but decided to keep waiting and boy was I glad I did as two other people stared looking at what I had in my hands and were sort of hovering around to see if I would put them down.  The lady finally showed up and told me 10 dollars for the Gerber and 50 dollars for the SA dagger.  I couldn't pull out my money fast enough. 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

I found some uniforms real cheap at about 5 dollars a piece.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

More uniform finds

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

More uniforms and a DCU worn by the SWAT Team of the Solano County Sheriff's Office (California) which I thought was strange as I don't think there is a desert environment in Solano County.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:14 PM

Here is a small grouping I found from a US Marine. 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:17 PM

The above Marine brought back the dark blue baseball cap with POLICE and I'm guessing POLICE in Arabic.  I found these crossed rifles (NS Meyer) with a silver "X" which I thought was some fancy 10th Mountain Division private purchase collar piece until I found the DI. 

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:18 PM

Turns out the crossed rifles were for a JROTC High School in New York and the "X" stands for Xavier not 10th.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:22 PM

Here is what looks like a worn Air Force multicam uniform but the manufacture (Dryfire) I've never come across before. 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

Labels for above AF uniform.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:24 PM

Some misc items I've come across

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:24 PM

More misc items

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:26 PM

More misc items 

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:26 PM

All awesome finds, but that attack helicopter picture might be the coolest to me at least. AH-56 Cheyenne. That's one really weird lookin helicopter. You don't see too much about those.



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:28 PM

I found this almost mint San Brown belt and submariners buckled belt.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:29 PM

Found this older period patch.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:32 PM

I found these USMC uniform tops which is where I saw some 30 round tan plastic magazines for I'm assuming an M-4 rifle.  I didn't know that the USMC went to plastic magazines. 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:33 PM

Here is a USN I'm guessing deck jacket

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

Here is a photo of an Army doctor by the name of Terry Ogden.  There was a small booklet of the same doctor in the field training at Fort Ord.  I couldn't find anything on the Internet for a Dr. Terry Ogden.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:40 PM

The last item is a helmet I know very little about.  It is painted white on the outside shell which I thought might have been done after it left military service until I pulled out the liner and found it too was painted white.  So I figured this was done by the military.  I'm guessing a hospital ship helmet or was this done for snow environment camouflage? 

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 06:48 PM

All awesome finds, but that attack helicopter picture might be the coolest to me at least. AH-56 Cheyenne. That's one really weird lookin helicopter. You don't see too much about those.

 

If I recall correctly a particular part having something to do with the helicopter blades was cut at the factory a little too long by a particular worker and the vibrations caused the cut to lengthen and finally fail.  This caused the helicopter blades to fly off and crash.  By the time they discovered what had happened the Army dropped the project. 
 



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 09:33 PM

Love the Sam Brown belt. My dad used to have one when he was an MP.



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Posted 09 June 2015 - 11:23 PM

Your small DI with the motto "Valor To Victory" is the 34th Bombardment Group (WW2)




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