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#51 Chap15

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:30 AM

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An outstanding uniform! Even more so with the picture of the Chaplain wearing it! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Hello Sarge....
Here is a WWII Communion Set. These were used mostly on the transport ships. They used these sets till Vietnam.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:33 AM

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Every piece is marked US

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:35 AM

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A Korean/Vietnam War Air Force Christian Stole

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:37 AM

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A Korean/Vietnam War Air Force Jewish Chaplain Stole.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:39 AM

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My WWII Christian stole still in the box.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:41 AM

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:43 AM

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The M45 Field Organ. This was made during WWII but many did not make it to the field. This organ was made just for the military. Unlike the other estey organs, this one has the handle that folds down for easy packing.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 04:44 AM

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:07 AM

man i love those pics on the first page, the ones of the dragonsteeth which im guessing was the Siegfried line, and the ones of Buchenwald!!!!! Man those are some rare pics and probably my favorite things out of your collection. Im a very simple person ;)

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:26 AM

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Some WWII "Surplus" crosses that came from California. They were made for the invasaion of Japan.
With them are Graves Registration Regulations. Chaplains had to do this.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 06:35 AM

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Korean War Chaplain Assistant Uniform

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:02 PM

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Some reminded about the Longest Day Chaplain. In the movie a British chaplain goes diving after a kit he lost when he jumped into Normandy.
In real life it was Chaplain Sampson with the 101st. He lost his kit again at Market Garden. He jumped in Korea with the 187th and lost his kit again.
When he made General he wanted a jumper friendly kit. Here is the type he had during WWII and Korea.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:05 PM

Here is the Vietnam era kit. Notice the nylon bag.cathfrontblack.JPG

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 12:32 PM

Fantastic items and displays Chap!

It's a real treat to see them, and a real rarity. Those who wore the uniform and carried the items helped and gave faith to many a soldier. (They still do today). Thanks for sharing.

Troy

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 05:20 PM

Interesting note about the organ. They were originally made for missionary work pre-WW2. (at a Vermont organ company).

The Army saw them and figured if they worked in darkest africa they would work in the field.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:04 PM

Wonderful collection. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:54 AM

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Interesting note about the organ. They were originally made for missionary work pre-WW2. (at a Vermont organ company).

The Army saw them and figured if they worked in darkest africa they would work in the field.


Reed Organs also know as Pump Organs were used by missionaries in the Western US before WWI. Pump organs were also used by Chaplains in Europe during WWI although they were not official issue items. The military took many of these and covered them with green, blue, and gray paint. The company that supplied them was Estey in VT. But they were replaced by Lo Duca and they were used even in Vietnam. The elements of the jungle was very hard them. I am in the process of restoring a Lo Duca now.

Here is a picture of a Lo Duca in Vietnam. Notice the look on Billy Graham. He has a look like...what is that thing doing here in the jungle.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:37 AM

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Here is an Air Force 1952 Chaplain kit.
Air Force and Navy have blue kits.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:40 AM

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All items are marked US even though they are for the AF. USN chaplain items are marked USN. More to follow.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:44 AM

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Here is a 1952 Army kit. Much like the AF kit, only maroon.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:28 AM

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WWII, Korean era Navy chaplain Chalice.

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Everything is marked USN.


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