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#26 stealthytyler

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:16 PM

Great helmet! The documentation is the cherry on top! 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 12:52 PM

Oh, my good god! Would you take payroll deduction for a few years?


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#28 warpath

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:06 PM

Oh, my good god! Would you take payroll deduction for a few years?


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Sure, I've taken every legal type of payment including allotments, IOUs, Wimpy Deals (I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a piece of Militaria today! ), cash, checks, watches and more! I just won't take anything that eats! Ed

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 01:31 PM

Sure, I've taken every legal type of payment including allotments, IOUs, Wimpy Deals (I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a piece of Militaria today! ), cash, checks, watches and more! I just won't take anything that eats! Ed

 

So I shouldn't have mailed you that puppy? 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:04 PM

Puppy? I hope you're joking...Depends on the dog since I have one Gun Dog already!

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 02:08 PM

Congrats Very Nice Ed



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:34 AM

Really cool
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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

Got to hold this one for myself, awesome helmet!!!

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 03:59 PM

Nice addition to your collection Ed! Hope your store survived the hurricane! Not bad here in Wilmington!

 

Cheers,

 

Mike



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Posted 11 October 2016 - 05:49 PM

Thanks, MIke. My store has a couple new leaks, but no major damage. Ed

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:18 AM

Hello,

 

very nice, so this is Ramsay's, Waddy's or Wood's helmet ?

 

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:26 AM

Eh???

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:28 AM

Rock solid-that's one cool find. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:30 AM

Eh???

 

your picture on post #18 is well known. It says : 

 

"Platoon A-1 of the 6th NBB pose in their foul weather Army gear while training on the beaches of England. In addition to the Navy medical corps, this rare photo, published in "Spearheading D-Day," includes the hydrographic, communications and small boat repair section. Dr. Frank Ramsey, Beachmaster David Waddy and Ensign Ralph Wood have removed their helmets. Dr. Ramsey was seriously injured on D-Day when a chunk of his shoulder was blown off by a Nazi artillery shell. Refusing evacuation, he suffered intensely on a stretcher while providing triage instructions to his USN corpsmen. And, more than half a century later at a reunion in Atlanta, GA, left to right: LCDR Joe Vaghi, PhM3/c Andy Chmiel, Cox Herb Goodick, S1/c John Hanley, RM1/c John Gallagher, BM2/c Mario Mesa, CM3/c Gino Carlucci, S3/c Ray Castor, and RM3/c Richard Gibler."

 

 

=> Dr. Frank Ramsey, Beachmaster David Waddy and Ensign Ralph Wood have removed their helmets

 

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Posted 27 October 2016 - 09:02 AM

This isn't one I'll keep for long...Too many helmets and I need to sort through my collection. Ed

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 09:35 AM

This is a fantastic helmet.  In fact, Lt. Oakes had three helmets in his estate when his grandson originally sold them to Ed.

 

It would be interesting to see where all these helmets ended up.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

This is a fantastic helmet.  In fact, Lt. Oakes had three helmets in his estate when his grandson originally sold them to Ed.

 

It would be interesting to see where all these helmets ended up.

 

Wow, I wonder why three helmets?  Were they all his from his service time, or a couple more added / collected in his later years?  



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 12:23 PM

 

Wow, I wonder why three helmets?  Were they all his from his service time, or a couple more added / collected in his later years?  

 

The right was for North Africa, the middle for Anzio, and the left D-Day.



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Posted 31 December 2017 - 11:24 AM

Just before D-Day unit photo

 

This photo is of the 6th Naval Beach Battalion. Why does your helmet not have the red arc painted on it? I thought all 6th BB helmets had this marking. Maybe since he was an officer he didn't place one on his lid? 



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:23 PM

Just stumbled into the rest of this man's memorabilia that was auctioned off last year by the family I believe. Sold for $36k! 

 

https://centurionauc...q=d-day&ipp=100


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:27 PM

Here is a photo from that auction. I wonder if whoever bought the helmet also bought the rest of this stuff? Super expensive group!

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:43 PM

Hi

I know the owner of the helmet and no he doesn’t have the rest of the stuff.
I was offered all that stuff before it went to auction, can you see 36k worth of stuff? Because I certainly couldn’t...

There was a musette bag with locations visited written on and the flag was claimed as a D-Day flown flag. It certainly doesn’t look like a flag that has seen much action especially considering the weather in Normandy during that period.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:41 AM

Hi

I know the owner of the helmet and no he doesn’t have the rest of the stuff.
I was offered all that stuff before it went to auction, can you see 36k worth of stuff? Because I certainly couldn’t...

There was a musette bag with locations visited written on and the flag was claimed as a D-Day flown flag. It certainly doesn’t look like a flag that has seen much action especially considering the weather in Normandy during that period.

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Tom

 

I agree,  Not seeing that value at all with just what is showing in the picture.  What are we missing here?   I mean to get to that price there had to be two bidders seeing that type of value.   Is there more story to that flag maybe?? 

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

Flag was apparently flown aboard an LST that landed on D-Day. The rest of the items are personal items and field gear used by the man. The musette bag has writing of all the places he had been to during the war. Imagine how much the lot would have sold for had the helmets not been broken up....  There is a famous photo of two sailors diving into a foxhole on UTAH beach. In this auction, there is a sticky note pointing to one of the sailors stating that Mr Oaks is this man pictured. 




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