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#1 Sully

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:09 AM

This morning I had intended on hitting 3 to 4 markets and I only managed to get to one.  I blew through my allowance from the wife, then I went to the ATM and finally I used up all the change in the truck.  I wish I had even more cash for the stuff I was forced to leave behind.

 

>MR 6 color desert shirt contract date 1990
>Ranger FLC
>A pair of LR M1951 field pants dated 1952
>WW2 Ditty bag with 8 EGAs, Marine ribbon bar and a belt with an EGA soldered to the buckle
>2 flashlights
>Medium IBA woodland cover
>Bayonet frog as yet unidentified
>Two helmets, a Soviet Conehead and a Czech M40 copy
>Three Military Academy pennants
>A great WW2 grouping of four overseas caps, ammo bandolier, WW2 Port of Embarkation patch, some letters, the soldier's Service Record, a Restricted intelligence manual and a military road map of North Africa
>Finally a Pre WW1 photo album with over 40 pages of photos from a Cavalry unit on the Mexican Border in 1916.

 

 

I have some scans and I'll try to take some more photos.  Sorry for the quality of the image my new phone's camera leaves a lot to be desired.

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#2 Sully

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:16 AM

I've never even heard of this manual before but it covers everything from sports to cadences to brothels.  It covers the Armies of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:20 AM

Also acquired this service record book.  It is named but I'm unsure if it is for a real person or if it is filled out as an example for training.  I tried to Google the town but came up with nothing.  Batterytown England and the unit is the 508th CA (AA).

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:32 AM

Looks like you had quite the haul!!

 

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#5 Sully

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

There is a map of North Africa it is very large about 5'x2' and it is dated 1942.  It covers from Morocco to Tunis and was copied from the French map of the area of 1939.  It was hopeless to take a photo but I did scan sections of it.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:36 AM

More of the map.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

I picked up a WW2 ditty bag and inside was WW2 USMC belt with a EGA soldered to it, 8 EGA's but they only made two pair and one that was needed for a pair is broken, and a Wolf Brown ribbon bar.  I tried to get a shot of the print on the reverse of the ribbons but my camera has again let me down.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:05 AM

I've scanned some pages from the Album.  I think they are great shots.  Horses, sabres, formations, mess, messing around, all great stuff.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:07 AM

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:12 AM

Page 2

 

 

I love the guy cowboying it up with the 1911.

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:21 AM

Horses and Mess wagon

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:37 AM

Nice shot of the men and their horses along with the guidon.

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#13 dave peifer

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 12:33 PM

now thats what i call a good day.........great aviation photo album...............dave



#14 turmanator

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:24 AM

Yah I guess nice trip! Leave some for the rest of us please!
Seriously nicely done. Especially like the Jarhead stuff and the last pic with all the men and their horses!

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 10:15 AM

The change in the truck, and I thought I was the only one.  Great finds, love the photo album.



#16 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 10:52 AM

Good work in finding all of the stuff, photo album is killer

#17 lovmilinsig

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:02 AM

Looks like you had a great haul! Love the photo album.

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:41 PM

Thats a big haul!




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