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#676 David D

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

No matter how many times I look at this I still cant believe how much airborne stuff is in one place.  I really like how it is displayed.

 

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#677 Seaton

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 01:26 AM

Awesome collection !!!



#678 Cdubs

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 08:29 AM

A dummy parachutist nicknamed "Rupert" ,a hesian sacking material with a variety of stuffings to bulk it out to give shape & weight.Used on the evening of June 5th 1944 prior to the actual invasion & dropped in various areas to confuse the enemy of a much larger & widespread parachute drop......517th

HA.LOL...You have a Rupert! Absolutely amazing. How did you get a Rupert?

#679 Ronnie

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 09:25 AM

517th this is a phenomenal collection. Congratulations on a job well done.
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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM

That is one heck of a collection. Thanks for showing it.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:47 PM

Hi Rob,

 

What a fantastic collection, viewing this from doha airport on the way to Asia for xmas.  Thanks for emailing me.  

 

I'm into AVG Flying Tigers stuff, and try to avoid getting tempted to get into other goodies like yours....but...but...but--tell you what:  I really love that storied M1 helmet.  That is completely authentic and laden with memories, for sure, and if you are into xmas gift giving or want to part with that just for the excitement of flipping, pleas let me know, Señor.

 

Great collection--estupendo!  I haven't been active for almost a year because of work & stress, but your collection has re-awaken the hobby boy in me...hahaha.

 

Merry Christmas, bro!

 

Jose



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:35 PM

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Its been a while since i have posted anything on here,taken a few steps back from the hobby over the last few years..

So finally got the Jeep back on the road,it's been a while. Still got some minor things to sort out but its good to drive it around again...


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:51 PM

My Re-enacting days...Great memories..517th

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:09 AM

As always, what a fantastic collection you have, Rob. Thank you for sharing. That jeep brings out all the nostalgia of hobby boys like us. Was that Italy that jeep was driven in that column?  Woooow!!!  Thanks again.  Jose



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:28 AM

As always, what a fantastic collection you have, Rob. Thank you for sharing. That jeep brings out all the nostalgia of hobby boys like us. Was that Italy that jeep was driven in that column?  Woooow!!!  Thanks again.  Jose

Thanks Jose,the Jeep was the start of it for me,thirty years ago now :blink: ..The convoy was a run across Salisbury Plain in the U.K. on Ministry of Defence land,it was very dusty!..517th



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 11:39 AM

Been digging through my collection looking for something else and came across this little beauty that i was using to store various items.K Ration crate with its cardboard liner dated August1944

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:12 PM

Three jump jackets one 82nd re-enforced,one named to a 507th trooper and one very much used and worn..517th

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:35 PM

517th in post 606 you picture an overseas cap with what looks like pink piping and an art/eng patch.

 

Is that piping really pink?

 

It's a totally different shade of red.

 

Was the original owner in the artillery or engineers?

 

Very historical collection.



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:06 AM

517th your collection may be one of the nicest for WWII Us items that I have seen.  It is definitely World Class!



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 12:51 PM

ID'd 507th Jump Jacket....517th

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 01:00 PM

A Bastogne resident with an original Bastogne signpost...This was maybe 15 years ago

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 01:06 PM

A visit from an old 517th vet friend of mine who came to inspect my collection...Long gone now R.I.P. Lt. Danny Harris

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Posted 27 April 2019 - 01:16 PM

Hi 517th can you check the overseas cap in post 606 and see if the piping is pink please?




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