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#26 atb

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:46 AM

A TL-29 pocket knife acquired on Okinawa in 1970.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:00 AM

I want an RAF mug !


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:45 AM

For the holidays, I use 550 cord to hang decorations.  



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:23 PM

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Use this cup to feed squirrels sunflower seeds every AM. Years ago found lots of assorted US marked cups. The late Carter Rila and I discussed them at a few shows, he graciously gave me copies of his notes.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:55 PM

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A9 parka and mechanics cap reporting for duty with my boy getting a tree from Santa’s forest


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

I want an RAF mug !


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Quite desirable. rare and are highly sought after in the U.K. This one was here in the US so I imagine an AAF crew member brought it back with him. even though tens of thousands were made I read that traditionally when a RAF and USAAF crew member finished his tour of duty and got out he was to toss his coffee (tea) mug into the air! 

 

I also have 2 1943 dated mugs. 

 

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 05:57 PM

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:19 PM

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A9 parka and mechanics cap reporting for duty with my boy getting a tree from Santas forest


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:22 PM

Quite desirable. rare and are highly sought after in the U.K. This one was here in the US so I imagine an AAF crew member brought it back with him. even though tens of thousands were made I read that traditionally when a RAF and USAAF crew member finished his tour of duty and got out he was to toss his coffee (tea) mug into the air! 
 
I also have 2 1943 dated mugs. 
 
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Those RAF mugs are my cup of tea. I'd retire my Monty Python mug for one of those.
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:34 PM

Those RAF mugs are my cup of tea. I'd retire my Monty Python mug for one of those.
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They are out there... I just acquired this one a few days ago!

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:27 AM

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Hi Owen,  check out this link it might interest you www.bombercamp.org 

 

decorate that tree and have a great Christmas

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:05 AM



 

 

I also wear my 1943 Elgin A-11 watch

 

 

 

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Hi Edward, thanks for showing your Elgin A-11, I have a passion for classic hand-wound mechanical watches especially military ones, and yours looks a great watch.

 

It wasn't until I saw your post and the photograph of your watch that I suddenly remembered I wear a military watch every day ( which is the theme of this thread ).  This is the watch I wear everyday and it keeps perfect time, my Longines 1938 German officers watch .

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:32 AM

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Hi Edward, thanks for showing your Elgin A-11, I have a passion for classic hand-wound mechanical watches especially military ones, and yours looks a great watch.

 

It wasn't until I saw your post and the photograph of your watch that I suddenly remembered I wear a military watch every day ( which is the theme of this thread ).  This is the watch I wear everyday and it keeps perfect time, my Longines 1938 German officers watch .

 

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great watch! its beautiful! thanks for showing it. I didn't wear a watch for 30 years until I started collecting USAAF WWII items and naturally I had to have a watch they would have used. the Elgin A-11 is pretty common but pricey. Waltham and Bulova also made A-11 for the military but I don't think I'll be adding those makers to my collection as I can't afford it. LOL!



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 07:25 AM

great watch! its beautiful! thanks for showing it. I didn't wear a watch for 30 years until I started collecting USAAF WWII items and naturally I had to have a watch they would have used. the Elgin A-11 is pretty common but pricey. Waltham and Bulova also made A-11 for the military but I don't think I'll be adding those makers to my collection as I can't afford it. LOL!

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Hi Edward,  thanks for replying, sadly my watch has some ageing to the face and hands but for being eighty years old it keeps perfect time and I like the look and feel of it on my wrist.

 

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:18 AM

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Hi Edward,  thanks for replying, sadly my watch has some ageing to the face and hands but for being eighty years old it keeps perfect time and I like the look and feel of it on my wrist.

 

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mine has some wear and aging on the watch case and the hands are a nice aged yellowing. the crystal face is a new old stock replacement. I think the aging adds to the vintage look! 



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Posted 27 December 2018 - 05:29 AM



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Hi aussieboy,  I use my 1942 Ford GPW several times a week, just been out this morning to Ste Mere Eglise to have morning coffee with several other Jeep Jocks . . . . . . . . . . . . 

 

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The Day after Christmas Day December 26 2018 update . . . . . . . .

 

Shot of the jeep in front of the church in Ste Mere Eglise December 26 2018.  Presently we are experiencing dry crisp days without rain, so its great fun to be out and about in the Jeep.

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 06:51 AM

I keep about a dozen US, US medical and USN marked mess spoons & forks in the silverware drawer.  They are strong and feel good to hold.  I keep a folding shovel in my car for snow and any "tire buddy" emergencies. I wear a pair of USAF blue flight pants to snow-blow (it makes me feel like an astronaut zipping them up) and a pair of yellow lens B-8 goggles to snow-blow or when I work under the cars. Of course plenty of ammo cans to store...well, ammo. And I have a few US flashlights around the house just in case.




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