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#1 Fixbayonets!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:58 AM

I Just picked up this USMC group named to G.A. Dieterle that consists of his unis marked sea bag, two cartridge belts, pistol belt with canteen (canteen still hooked in place) and his named P-41 jacket & trousers.  It is a pretty salty looking group with the exception of one cartridge belt that looks unused.  There is still some sand in the bottom of the canteen cover.  There is more to this group that I can go back for but before I do I wanted to see if I can figure this guy out.  Are the unis markings on the sea bag for the 5th Pioneer Battalion?  I wonder if this Marine was on Iwo Jima?  His service number is on the sea bag but I have not been able to pin down exactly who he is, not sure what his first two initials G.A. stand for.  There was more in the way of uniforms to this group but some dated post war, not sure if they belonged to him or another family member.

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:59 AM

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

Both Boyt 43, top belt shows use, bottom belt looks unused.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

He wrote his name on the back of the jacket and the side of the trousers.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

Neat group - I really like that HBT jacket.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:30 PM

Love that uniform! Talk about the been there done that look. Wow.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

His USMC service number suggests he enlisted around late 1952 early 1953. Nice pile! Semper Fi......Bobgee


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

Thanks, glad you guys like it.  I saw an online source that said 1943-1953 USMC enlisted service numbers fall between 1,000,000 - 1,699,999.  With his number being in the 1.3 range I thought there might have been a chance he was in late WWII but was not sure.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:31 AM

Nice stuff!

 

Neat to see a S.F.Co USMC pistol belt in the lot, I have a couple just like it.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:14 AM

also you don't usually see WW2 USMC stuff marked up big with marker like that..

they used some WW2 USMC items into VN era from what I've seen.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:45 AM

Have to agree the rank stencils and the bag stencil is more 50s era.

The 7 digit serial number also made me think later service when I first saw the posting.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

Gifford A Dieterle, according to "the rolls" served 1952-1954  2nd Combat Services Group.  Can't see where he went any where except stateside. 



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

Gifford A Dieterle, according to "the rolls" served 1952-1954  2nd Combat Services Group.  Can't see where he went any where except stateside. 

 

Thanks to everyone for helping me figure this one out and a special thanks to ludwigh1980 for checking the muster rolls.  Very much appreciated!

 

Rob



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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

Wow! Really nice grouping, tough to see this kind of stuff still together after 70 years!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:07 PM

I'd go back and get the rest to keep it all together.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:13 AM

I'd go back and get the rest to keep it all together.

 

I made an offer for the entire group but the seller was looking for more than what I felt it was worth.  I was able to cherry pick these items but figured it would be best to try and do some research before I bought anymore.  Since he served postwar stateside not sure it would be worth buying the rest although I do agree, it would be nice to keep it all together.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:21 AM

Some stuff (P-41 blouse & trousers) from this grouping is on ebay right now.  Unless two Marines have that strange last name.  The blouse on ebay has PFC stripes.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:17 PM

Some stuff (P-41 blouse & trousers) from this grouping is on ebay right now.  Unless two Marines have that strange last name.  The blouse on ebay has PFC stripes.

 

There were two more sets of P-41's with his last name hand written in large letters above the top pocket, they must be from this group.

 

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