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Started by dustin , Feb 15 2007 12:12 PM

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#21 dustin

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:16 AM

The pictures i posted are out of "spearheading D-Day" there are at least 10 to 20 pictures in there!!

Dave.

Dave I believe Allan was asking for a photo of the particular style of vest he had posted.I know I have seen it dozens of times before but never take the time to save those photos.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:49 PM

Hi Dustin & Dave,

I have looked through Spearheading D-Day and can't find the one I have. Any ideas where to look please?

Cheers

Allan

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

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QUOTE(Allan B @ Feb 19 2007, 05:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi Dustin & Dave,

I have looked through Spearheading D-Day and can't find the one I have. Any ideas where to look please?

Cheers

Allan
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Allan , one will be surprised were good pictures turn up, I often visit used book stores and thumb through pictorials and such and libraries.Atleast there is one good pucture in each.Only once have I bought a book for one picture.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 12:51 PM

here is a good picture of the knapsack type in action.The fella in khakis,marine? and 03 is wearing one and the fella to the left facing camera is wearing one same with several others

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#25 Corpsmancollector

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

Allan, I was wondering if these two jackets are the same as the navy kapok you posted? They certainly look similar, just trying to find some more info!

http://www.usmilitar...mp;#entry319952

Thanks,

Will

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:42 PM

Here is one dated some time in 45. My friend said that the original owner was at the auction and confirmed that it was his and he wore it as a CB on Guam (post invasion)

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:45 PM

Looks complete except one of the lower ties is partially gone.

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