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#26 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:07 AM

D-Day Assault Jacket

JA Shoe made

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#27 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:09 AM

Parachute, Troop Type, T-5

Normandy Jumped, made by Reliance in July 1943.
Chest pack is marked to 501PIR

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The jump jacket underneath the harness was worn by Daniel J MURPHY, S2 Section / HQ / 501 Parachute Inf Regt.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:10 AM

Jacket, Herringbone Twill, Camouflage

Unissued condition...

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#29 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

Parka, Reversible, Ski, Fur Trimmed and Jacket, Field, OD, Arctic

 

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Another parka: Overcoat, Parka-Type, Reversible, with Pile Liner

 

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From the Belgian Ardennes, sadly the liner is missing...


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#30 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:13 AM

Cap, Garrison, Wool, Enlisted Men with FSSF piping
 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:14 AM

Helmet, M1917A1

'From Here to Eternity'....

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:15 AM

Jacket, Flying, Winter, Type B-3 (USAAF)
 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:15 AM

Cap, Field, Cotton, od, with Visor
 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:27 AM

Johan,

A truely outstanding collection. Some very rare items indeed. I assume most of your items were obtained years ago before US gear became the big thing.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:27 AM

Amazing collection!!! :w00t:

Thank you for sharing!!!!

Regards,

Ricardo.

#36 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:31 AM

I assume most of your items were obtained years ago before US gear became the big thing.


Thanks for the comments...

Yes, a lot of the high-speed items were acquired in pre-SPR and BoB days.... although there are still nice things to find if you're patient and spend considerable time scrolling around...

I remember the days when dealers were generally laughing when I asked them if they had something US..... Back then, if you didn't collect German things, you weren't a real collector...
How things have changed...

Stay tuned, there's more to come....

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:41 AM

Hi Johan, can't wait to see more!!

Fantastic collection, a lot of rare stuff from battlefield. Your collection of 29th jackets is outdtanding!!

Yannick

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:46 AM

Great items, Johan !
Superb collection :thumbsup:

#39 Johan Willaert

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:01 AM

Thanks again!

Here's a note signed by Capt Berra, S2-S3, 2/41AIR/2AD stating a Belgian citizen is attached to the unit in September 1944...
Berra would be KIA a couple of weeks later

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:03 AM

Ocarina, with Armed Forces Edition Song Book

Remember Joey from 'StaLag 17'

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:04 AM

2AD ID'd Purple Heart Grouping

Thomas L PRINCE, ASN34841892, 67th Armored Reconnaissance Company, 67th Armored Regt/2Armored Division (Hell on Wheels).

 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:08 AM

29ID Hellengreen Grouping

Delos Frank Hellengreen ASN 16052297, served with the AAF in Britain, Transferred to the 227th Field Artillery Battalion/29th Infantry Division, with which he participates in all campaigns. WIA in March 1945 he is attached to Reconnaissance Company/66th Armored Regt/2nd Armored Division.
Transfers homs with the 5AD....

Grouping includes:

-Pay Record
-Driver's Permit
-St Lo Certificate
-Honorable Discharge Papers
etc....

 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:09 AM

2nd Armored Division Map of Belgium

Map used in 1944 by Maj AIKEN, Division Maintenance Officer 2nd Armored Division.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:10 AM

2nd Armored Division IKE Jackets

67th Armored Regt / 2 Armored Division

IKE Jacket worn by Leo KASTL (Anti Tank Platoon / HQ / 41st Armored Infantry Regt / 2AD)

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:17 AM

Marked M1936 Musette Bags

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:18 AM

Smoke'm if you've got them....

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:19 AM

Need a wash???

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:22 AM

Escape Map Kit

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:25 AM

1945 Dated Parachutist Medical Pouch
 

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:26 AM

Blood Plasma Kit
 

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