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#1 517th

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:18 PM

IMGP1351.JPG The American paratrooper is my main interest but I do have some U.S.A.A.F, R.A.F. & British airborne items..

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:28 PM

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 02:46 PM

517th, very nice display, you've put alot of work into your collection. What is the officers ike on the shelf? Jon

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 03:20 PM

Wow! What a great collection. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. You don't have happen to have an extra pr of original gloves that you would want to sell do you? I need a pr for my airborne display, Ray

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:14 PM

WOW is right. How about a blow by blow description like rayg did with his. You guys have some fantastic collections on this forum. Do you have one of the T15 recoilless rifles? What about crickets, jump knives, M3s, etc?

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:22 PM

While you are at it? How about a folding stock, BAR, sherman tank
just teasing....

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:43 PM

Excellent, excellent collection. What alot of time you must of put into this. Congradulations :D
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:53 PM

Great work but I see you have the same problem as the rest of us. Not enough room. If it wasn't so cold here in the winter I would move into my camper and use the whole house for my collection

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:51 AM

Great work but I see you have the same problem as the rest of us. Not enough room. If it wasn't so cold here in the winter I would move into my camper and use the whole house for my collection


What do you collect? I might could store some of it in my house???

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:28 AM

These look great http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif ! Does the paratrooper in M43 field uniform have a rigger modified pair of trousers?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 09:01 AM

Wow, i love the fully equipt GI's. Is that a scooter for paratroopers wich i see on the first pictures? Those scooters are cool http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 10:59 AM

Thanks for the feedback, 20 years of collecting & only been on display for the past year since finding a suitable place to put it all.The room could be slightly bigger cause I still have some stuff packed away but I`m very happy with the way its turned out.The scooter is a Cushman model 53 from 1944, it was found in the Netherlands & restored to present condition.The M43 combat pants are apparently the 17th A/B version with re-enforced knees as well as the big pockets. The Ike jacket although un-named is very interesting due to the fact that it was tailored in Galashiels Scotland which ties in with some units of the 101st training there with the British commandos.Hope thats answered all your questions, may post more pics later....517th

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:04 PM

Awesome collection !! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Can't wait for more pictures ...

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:40 PM

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My "dug ups" & barn finds from Belgium, mostly from the Belgian/German border, the northern sector of the bulge, 82nd A/B area & Bastogne.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:44 PM

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& an M3A4 utility handcart..
Thanks for looking...517TH

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:03 AM

Hi,

Really nice collection!!!!!

Cheers

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:36 AM

WoW!!!

The Officer 101st A/B jacket is KILLER!!! Named?

Thanks for sharing!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Best regards,

Ricardo.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:34 AM

Hello! Your collection is just amazing. Great work and Congratulations. I just can believe you've some nice material with war stories or ID soldiers to tell...

Regards, Yannick

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 01:01 PM

Nice pictures again 517th!

The Dugup-Display is really nice!


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