Earth finds Europe
Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:16 PM
I told in my introduction that i love searching with a metal detector on the battle fields of ww2 in Europe and hereby i wanted to share some findings of last sunday.
The first great finding on 08-02-2009 was this German lp 42 flare gun.
And the other super find was this id-tag ,i allready looked him up on the nara aad for some more information about him,and now i`m trying to find the familie ,maybay somebody can help me with my search??
Posted 12 February 2009 - 12:39 PM
Anderson does not appear to be a fatal casualty.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:22 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:26 PM
I will keep this topic updated with other finds i did from the future en the past,so i don`t have to open a lot of topics.
Posted 12 February 2009 - 01:37 PM
On this picture is a US meat can,German id-tag,piece of a US flaslight.
Raf lighter battle relic of opertaion market garden
Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:09 PM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:23 PM
Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:06 AM
Thanks for the post. What are the unexploded hazards? Some one told me that there are sections in some areas that are fenced off or is this urban legend?
The unexploded hazards are not to big,but you got to be careful when you find a unexploded opject and dig it out with care.
And there are places where sections are fenced off ,but the most of the time you will see signs hanging in the trees with be careful lots of unexploded munition or no entrance because of the amunition still in the ground.
Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:44 PM
Keep the reports coming.
Posted 23 February 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:30 PM
And this from a fox hole.
Posted 28 March 2009 - 10:05 PM
Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:18 AM
Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:21 AM
This is de front off the helmet with a red bar?? i don`t know what this is can someone help me with the determination of the red bars en black cirkels above de bails on the side of the helmet.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:37 AM
The black ball on the side of the helmet has to refer to the 505th PIR....I have seen it in a d-day book.
The red pieces of paint are tactical markings maybe ?
Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:07 AM
Edited by 37thguy, 29 March 2009 - 11:07 AM.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 11:36 AM
And in the steel helmet are the markings H-H but i can`t find the name on the 82nd site`s or on the NARA.
Can someone help me with this.
Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:27 PM
looks like that from here too
Does the BLUE writing read "HYAT"?
Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:28 AM
No idea what the red stripe is, sorry, never seen that before.
There was a Raymond F Hart in G Company according to one version of the rosters I've seen (they have no dates as to service, nor any other useful info - just a list of names). That's the closest to "Hyat" that appears on them, sorry.
Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:41 AM
Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:17 AM
The condition of the helmet is great.
I was also thinking the marking says Hyat or maybe Hyrst (?)
Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:20 PM
The red markings on the helmet are from the gas paint its a reaction with the stuff i put on the helmet to preserve him against rust.
You're confusing me now....! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif
The red bars - are you saying that they're not really red paint, but used to be gas detection paint that has turned red because of the rust-proofer you've put on?
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