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#26 Jarjar

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:51 AM

Awesome collection!!! Keep the good spirit going!!
Greetings, Ben

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 10:20 AM

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Very nice airborne items!!!

Thanks to share

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:21 AM

Hi,

thanks for your comments. Some more pictures.


Some of my 502nd PIR identified dress uniforms. ALL come from veterans

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My 101st airborne crickets. The one in the middle was carried on D-Day by a Captain of the 501st PIR. The others were carried by Easy 502 men

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One of my 502nd PIR helmets. This D-Ring was worn on D-Day by Arthur Bowers, A/502. Found at St-Cme-du-Mont in 2000

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Hope you will enjoy.

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#29 Allan B

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 04:17 AM

Hi Mate,

Nice to see "part" of your awesome collection online at last.

Cheers

Allan

#30 Johannes

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:27 AM

That is one very awesome collection you got there.

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Posted 12 January 2009 - 10:08 AM

It sure is an awesome collection. I have to say it is one of the best I have ever seen.
Very nice!

#32 Bulldog

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:33 AM

Now, that's a superb display.... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#33 Easy502

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:51 AM

Hi all,

sorry it took so long...... Here is a few pictures of another piece I recently found from battlefield.

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The owner was unfortunately killed in action on June 11, 1944 during the Battle of Carentan. His full name is written inside.

Hope you will enjoy.

Cheers,

Easy502

#34 I Hate Moths

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 06:19 AM

Very impressive collection!
Your English is certainly better than many here in the states.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:29 AM

beautiful patches!

#36 moblo644

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

Hi Mano,

I love the helmet of Arthur...don't know why :)
Thanks for sharing
J

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:07 AM

I always see those d day jump wings with arrows. So this proves that it wasn't like policy to put stars and arrows on em cause the wings are from a d day vet. Am I right?

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:52 AM

wow :thumbsup: :thumbsup: verry nice collection
I like the helmets!!!

#39 indianhead

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:35 AM

Hello Man...

You have a wonderful airborne collection :thumbsup:
I have seen maybe before you the strange tag carried by Ltc Carrol ;)

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 12:45 AM

Very Nice Collection :D

Good job..... :rolleyes:

#41 Old Marine

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:49 AM

That is an impressive collection. Thank you for taking the time to post the photos. Your mannequin is great.

Dennis

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:32 AM

Hello to all,

just a quick note to show you one of my last finds. This is the rare jump case for SMG Thompson. This kind of jump case was used on D-Day and in the South of France. This one is a khaki one, not an OD one as we use to see.

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Hope you will enjoy,

Cheers,

Easy502

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:11 AM

Nice Collection man!

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:15 AM

Nice collection there Easy502, love the A2`s........517th

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:32 AM

Hello to all,

just a quick note to show you one of my last finds. This is the rare jump case for SMG Thompson. This kind of jump case was used on D-Day and in the South of France. This one is a khaki one, not an OD one as we use to see.

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Hope you will enjoy,

Cheers,

Easy502


Not really sure I like the state of the edging on this - very haphazard for a proper production item. The repros coming out of the Normandy area at present all have this badly-done edging. Sorry.

Cheers,
Glen.

PS Really like everything else though!

#46 JGC

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

Great stuff, how about some more shots of the A-2's, it looks like there's a squadron patch on one of them. Thanks Jon

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hi glen

I agree with you there are lots of fakes comming out of Normandy and they are getting better, if you want to see lots of fake items go to the St Mere Eglise museum, nothing but fakes!!!

With regards to this bag, there is no question it's originality, it all looks correct to me, this one actuallycame from Southern France. There seems to be agreater quantity used in that operation...

Regards Bruce

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:35 AM

Hi glen

I agree with you there are lots of fakes comming out of Normandy and they are getting better, if you want to see lots of fake items go to the St Mere Eglise museum, nothing but fakes!!!

With regards to this bag, there is no question it's originality, it all looks correct to me, this one actuallycame from Southern France. There seems to be agreater quantity used in that operation...

Regards Bruce


Hi Bruce, there's something not right about this one - the other fakes of these also look spot on, with correct materials, fittings, etc, apart from the state of the sewing on the edging material - it looks like whoever did them doesn't have a good enough machine to go through the thickness of material and keep the line of stitching straight. Not something you'd see on a bag done on a proper industrial sewing machine.

Cheers,
Glen.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:21 AM

Great stuff, how about some more shots of the A-2's, it looks like there's a squadron patch on one of them. Thanks Jon


Dear Jon,

no, it's not a squadron patch but a patch from the Maryland State. The pilot who worn this jacket on D-Day was from Maryland. He told me he sewn the patch because he was proud to be from this state. I will post a closer picture of the patch if you want.

Easy502

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 11:33 AM

Hi Bruce, there's something not right about this one - the other fakes of these also look spot on, with correct materials, fittings, etc, apart from the state of the sewing on the edging material - it looks like whoever did them doesn't have a good enough machine to go through the thickness of material and keep the line of stitching straight. Not something you'd see on a bag done on a proper industrial sewing machine.

Cheers,
Glen.



Dear Glen,

here is the picture of the other side of the jump case.

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This jump case was found probably 30-40 years ago in South of France, well before anybody knows exaclty what it was. I have never seen any fake of this rare jump case. I had 4 in hands (this one is one of them) since I collec, and I can assure you this is a real WWII one, not a fake, nor a reproduction, but you do not have to like it. Nex time you make a stop in Normandy, drop me a line, I will show it to you. :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Easy502


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