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#26 stealthytyler

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:59 AM

Canteen and mess kit from a WWII POW that was captured on Corregidor. He spent over 1,226 days in prison. 

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 07:59 AM

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#28 stealthytyler

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:00 AM

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#29 med-dept

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

This is one of my most prized and rare pieces; original 1944 Harian Assault Jacket:

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 02:17 PM

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#31 nkomo

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:58 PM

  This is probably my favorite piece of modern gear I own.  This is a heavily modified Blackhawk! Commando chest rig that was used by US Special Operations forces during the GWOT.  

 

  The gentleman even went as far as to add a RACK to the back of the chest rig, added pistol magazine pouches to the front pouches, added various extra pockets, and also added a drag handle.

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#32 General Apathy

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:15 AM

Hi everyone,

 

 

Great responses! Keep'em coming!

 

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Hi RC,  good topic, love the decorated mess gear from member ' Stealthytyler ' , and ' Flage Guy ' I suspect will be a dominant poster to this topic. . . . . . . . . . . ;)

 

here's my original Camp Toccoa tee shirt with flock printed logo, the two 101 patches are just resting on the shirt for the photograph, one being Brit made and the other a white tongue version.

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:21 AM

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And my parachute buckle finds . . . . . . . . .

 

Continuing the paratroop theme after posting my tee shirt, I live in Normandy and here's one of the parachute buckles I found in my rear garden while planting bushes . . . . . . .

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:53 AM

My favorite. Tom



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:55 AM

My favorite. Tom

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:57 AM

Next photo.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:58 AM

Next photo.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:28 AM

My favorite. The Marine Corps parachute medical pack. Tom



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:29 AM

A little rough around the edges but here is my M1903/07 rimless eagle snap ammo belt...marked for the 464th Aero Squadron. 

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:12 AM

Hi everyone,

 

There have been incredibly nice items posted here! Absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much for participating, and sharing those special pieces from your collections. Please keep them coming. B)

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:16 AM

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Hi RC,  good topic, love the decorated mess gear from member ' Stealthytyler ' , and ' Flage Guy ' I suspect will be a dominant poster to this topic. . . . . . . . . . . ;)

 

here's my original Camp Toccoa tee shirt with flock printed logo, the two 101 patches are just resting on the shirt for the photograph, one being Brit made and the other a white tongue version.

 

lewis

 

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Hi Ken,

 

 

This is already one of my favorite topics to check, and I hope everyone will share that feeling too. I do hope you become a regular in this topic as well, since your shoebox often has things we never see in the wild. ;)

 

Beautiful shirt, and patches. If only they knew how popular printed tee shirts would be 74 years later, and had stuffed some long forgotten warehouse full with them. :love:

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 08:49 AM

Not rare by any means but a favorite I have had for years

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:24 AM

Unbelievable stuff coming up here :blink:

 

I predict that this thread is destined for pin-hood :)



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:34 AM

 

 

Hi Ken,

 

 

This is already one of my favorite topics to check, and I hope everyone will share that feeling too. I do hope you become a regular in this topic as well, since your shoebox often has things we never see in the wild. ;)

 

Beautiful shirt, and patches. If only they knew how popular printed tee shirts would be 74 years later, and had stuffed some long forgotten warehouse full with them. :love:

 

Regards,

RC

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Hi RC, thanks for the invite to show something else, reading the title I read it as show your favourite piece, I suppose some of us have more than one favourite piece, for the rest of us its the curse of opening Pandora's box.

 

from the shoebox maybe not the rarest piece but hopefully an unusual piece . . . . . . . . . ^_^

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:40 AM

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Ooops, post # 44 continued . . . . . . . . . .

 

I actually had a case of premature posting without explanation of what I was adding . . . ..

 

It's a 1942 cavalry water trough for horses, doesn't get out much, not exactly something to display in a living room. :lol:

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:47 AM

Here's one of my favorite pieces.  A WW1 trench art mess kit.

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

 

 

I predict that this thread is destined for pin-hood :)

  Good call, Flage.  I went ahead and pinned it.  This one needs to be pinned so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.



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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:50 AM

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 09:55 AM

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Ooops, post # 44 continued . . . . . . . . . .

 

I actually had a case of premature posting without explanation of what I was adding . . . ..

 

It's a 1942 cavalry water trough for horses, doesn't get out much, not exactly something to display in a living room. :lol:

 

lewis.

 

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Not to be confused with the M1942 Pool, Kiddie or the M1937 Pond, Duck. :lol:
 




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