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#1 EasyRed1944

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 11:55 AM

Hey all,

Here a view of my collection so far. I will try to update when i can.
I don't have a well organised room yet like most of the people have...but enjoy anyway!
All is 1944 ETO related, i try to collect D-day+... material but its not always easy!
I have more than this but for now i will post the stuff wich im really proud of to own.

Rangers or other Infantry division in Italy/Anzio. M1 fixed bail with no liner.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Rangershelm001.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Rangershelm002.jpg


Big Red One D-day uniform ID'd

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/EDWARDBORK001.jpg


Big Red One M41 Field jacket with original untouched patch

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/BRO005.jpg


506 PIR, 101st A/B , M1 fixed bail shell from a house cleaning near Bastogne --- its the real deal!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Airborneshells005.jpg

Earlier or later type of spade - 506 PIR

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Airborneshells006.jpg

501 PIR , 101st A/B , M1 fixed bail helmet with Westinghouse M1C airborne liner. --- its the real deal!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Airborneshells002.jpg


And... top of the bill.... 2nd Rangers btl. Hood Rubber co. liner , empty but original! --- its the real deal!

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Ciney08008.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/Ciney08002.jpg

#2 Jim Baker

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:03 PM

Nice stuff........ http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Thanks!

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:14 PM

Great colelction so far!!!! Im really liking that ranger liner ...REALLLY NICE

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 05:21 PM

Some very impressive helmets and uniforms you got there.

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

Nice eye candy!!!!!!!!!!.... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif. ...mike

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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:11 PM

Freak'in awesome! about covers it! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 03:19 AM

Beautiful !!!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Regards,
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:08 AM

Wow,very nice helmets and uniforms. I just love the 2nd Rangers liner. Do you have any story on it?

Nice collection anyway, keep it coming http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif !!

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#9 EasyRed1944

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:07 AM

Wow,very nice helmets and uniforms. I just love the 2nd Rangers liner. Do you have any story on it?

Nice collection anyway, keep it coming http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif !!

Yannick

No sorry i bought it from the Ciney militaria fair , but the seller was cleaning out his collection i think. He also had an original Assault jacket for sale :blink: . For me its just a rare liner with big history...The diamond was painted from D-day on, right ? So ill just name it a D-day liner.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:34 AM

You got some really interesting pieces.
Thanks for showing them.

Is the 501st also a relic from the Ardennes area?

Erwin

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:08 AM

Very nice! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#12 EasyRed1944

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:10 AM

You got some really interesting pieces.
Thanks for showing them.

Is the 501st also a relic from the Ardennes area?

Erwin

The 501 shell comes from Wardin, 5km below Bastogne , where the defence group " team o'hara " was situated. So it makes perfectly sence between history and the place where it was found.

Ill do my best to keep you guys interested :lol:

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 02:04 PM

Here are some pictures when i treated my 501 shell with a protective spray ( to prevent rust ).
Now you can clearly see its decals.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/501.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/501001.jpg


Here a nice buy from ebay months ago ( Thanks to Marvolo ! )

Big Red One helmet with Inland transitional liner.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/BROhelmet008.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/BROliner2001.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/Camo%20helmet/BROliner2003.jpg

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

WOW! Fantastic, Thanks for showing.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

that is crazy good, speechless. love the 501st and 506th's :D

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

You have a great collection, love your helmets!

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 07:59 AM

Today i bought a new M1 helmet.

9th Inf Div , 39th Inf Reg : Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime Or nothing !

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/054.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/055.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/053.jpg

Better pics will follow later on!

Edited by EasyRed1944, 23 November 2008 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

EasyRed:

All I can say is thank you for sharing. You have pieces in your collection that most of us would give anything to have. You have done well. I especially like the 501 helmet and the Ranger liner. As I am sure you know, these are very precious items and I am pleased they are being preserved and have found a good home.

Regards,

Ed

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 07:58 PM

where do you find these, i have to come with you next time you go 'shopping' :D

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:10 AM

M1 liner Seaman paper co. with a nape strap from the Scholl manufacturing company ( contracted 28 oct 1943 )

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/006.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/008.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/007.jpg

#21 EasyRed1944

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:12 AM

where do you find these, i have to come with you next time you go 'shopping' :D

Military fairs and private contacts with collectors, the para helmets i have from a mate who lives in Bastogne so that helped me a lot!
Point is, it comes down to luck on good offers Quality/price. Belgium is a good ' heaven ' to find nice helmets!

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 07:07 AM

i figured as much, much easier when you live around that area of europe i suppose. nice liner by the way :)

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:43 PM

wooow! nice helmets and great photos of them too!

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:01 AM

wooow! nice helmets and great photos of them too!

Thanks all , Good pictures are verry important !

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 05:56 AM

Big red one Unit history & pictorial history

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/012.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/015.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/016.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/013.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg67/RobinV101/014.jpg


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