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Nine O Nine Collection's new War Room.

Started by Nine O Nine , May 10 2018 10:28 AM

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#1 Nine O Nine

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:28 AM

So after 2 long years of having to store the collection away I have finally settled in a new house and have a dedicated "War Room" It's not huge but I couldn't be happier. I used to live near to a lot of former 8th Airforce bases but now I live In Dorset on the doorstep of the D Day Marshalling areas and the port used by the Omaha beach landing force.

 

Since I first displayed my collection 5 years ago a lot of items have been sold to concentrate on my medical and Normandy items, but i still have an 8th AAF collection focused on B17 groups as well. I initially thought of just adding to my previous thread but so much has changed i've decided to start a new one, The plan is when time allows to focus on specific groups and items as well as the room as a whole. If anyone wishes to see the collection as it was here is the link:

 

http://www.usmilitar...nine-collection

 

Hope you enjoy the collection.

 

 

 



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Two views of the Display cabinets. Medical and Normandy items (U.S. British/Canadian) as well as personal items, Relics from Normandy. Ration stuff. 8th Airforce 91st Bomb Group and a small TR display.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:33 AM

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First up in detail my Combat aidman display.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

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And one more, the Red Cross at the back is a Medical marked meat can pouch.

More to come.

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:34 AM

NIcely done!  Those Detolf cases from Ikea are great



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

Hi Tom

Good Job, it makes this whole collecting lark worthwhile when you have a place to sit and admire.

Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Tom

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

Thanks both for the nice comments, i'm really pleased with the Detolf cases although I spend too much time rearranging them  :D



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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:27 AM

A few more general views of the room.

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Most of my field gear, I have everything I need with the exception of boots for a full D Day mannequin but no space, for now anyway.

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Part of my 8th airforce display.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

Great collection and very well displayed. Love the medic items. Is that a siren/horn on top of the left display case?

 

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:30 AM

Beautiful collection! I love how the cases are full of items!

I am in the same situation right now, just bought a house and can't wait to set up my collection.

Kristoffer

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Yes that is a vehicle siren I bought it directly from a farmer in Normandy along with a Wehrmacht jerry can which had been found on his land. The siren still has a lot of its OD paint and has obvious shrapnel damage. I will post a better photo when I can.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 AM

great collection! Glad you were able to unpack everything

 

enjoy



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 02:56 PM

Nice display cases, my display set-up at home is nearly identical haha! Love those detolf cases.

 

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