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  2. SKIPH

    M1905 SA 1912 with X10 control stamp ?

    GMCollection- This is a first for me. Like yourself, I only thought the 1918s were stamped this way. Checked out Cunningham's book, he states the same info. SKIP
  3. Just doing some research for a friend of mine .. he's looking for an image of a WWII Beach Master patch .. He's not sure if it was BMU-1 or BMU-2 .. It's a simple patch with an Octopus holding several things? I know it's a longshot, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks, An old Army guy ... Donald Shook
  4. solcarlus

    Norman D. Landing

    Bonjour. It reminds me of an incendiary bullet, because of its length. The normal ones are shorter. Sol.
  5. m1903

    Ohio CW show and more

    I will be there Saturday as a Confederate 1st Lt. If you see me say hello.
  6. LE LOUP DES MERS

    Colt swartz 1911 machine pistol

    That's why I said I would register it before adding the grip and stock I just need to know how they added the grip/flash hider. I'm almost wondering if they welded that metal part in between the grip on the receiver. They definitely took two halves and then screwed it on that metal thing almost like pistol grips.
  7. Irishcollector

    82nd Airborne 325th GIR Co. E

    I have a cup belonging to Walter Szymankiewicz who was Co E 325 if anyone has information or photos on him ? Thanks
  8. Tired and exhausted GI in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - April 1945 LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer
  9. GI in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with two Thompson SMG Ammunition Magazines in his front jacket pocket - April 1945 LIFE Magazine Archives - William Vandivert Photographer
  10. US & Australian Troops in a Coast Guard manned LCM approach the New Guinea coast at Aitape during Operation Persecution - April 22, 1944 Operation Persecution was undertaken simultaneously with Operation Reckless, the landings at Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea. NARA - US Coast Guard Photographer 80-G-177381
  11. US Soldiers head for the beach in an LCP(R) during the Hollandia landings in Dutch New Guinea - April 22, 1944 NARA - US Navy (the sailor in the gunner/talkers helmet looks like hes about 15 years old.)
  12. another thought is that someone tried to "up-mark" the value of this badge by adding an extraneous BB&B hallmark.
  13. sactroop

    WW2 Theatre Made Knife ID

    Well than your sheath is something different than what I posted earlier. Possibly one that was for the seven inch blades for the fighting/utility knife issued to the Navy and the Marine Corps. The only factory knife I'm thinking of has a different blade shape than yours. Your knife very well could be a one of a kind. Like many theater knives the provenance establishing it's origins can be hard to come by.
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  15. I just saw this on eBay and thought it would go nicely with this thread even though it is not a paratrooper wing. This WW2 era USN Flight Surgeon wing was produced initially I'm guessing by Hilborn-Hamburger who I read bought out the Imperial Insignia Manufacturing Company. What is strange is the BB&B hallmark on top of the Hilborn-Hamburger hallmark. I haven't read anywhere that BB&B bought out Hilborn-Hamburger so why the BB&B hallmark? Due to this BB&B hallmark and ones found on different locations on WW2 era paratrooper wings it would appear that they were all hand stamped on afterwards once the paratrooper wings were produced. So without provenance I don't think there is anyway to be 100% certain that you have one of the original 350 BB&B produced paratrooper wings by the location(s) of their hallmarks alone. Now if more BB&B hallmarked paratrooper wings surface with provenance of being part of the original 350 batch of wings with the BB&B hand stamped along the lower left and STERLING hand stamped along the lower right then this would change.
  16. I just found this salty Vietnam field cap in a local flea market and decided to share. This one stands out because it has a name stitched name on the back as well as period graffiti under the visor. (There are 2 batches of writing, The first batch I cannot tell much since it's faded, but it looks like a peace symbol and perhaps a tour date in the 1960's. The second batch is easier to read with "I Say a Little Prayer" which was a song released in 1967 and the man's Army Serial #.)
  17. digi-shots

    WWII Ike jackets… small sizes??

    Thanks, I appreciate it. I looked at the Yanks online.. they have a few that I’m considering, but would rather not get one that requires shoes or boots I would really like a half mannequin but either a very short one without hips that it just covers the waist band of the IKE.. or one with torso legs where I can fold/tuck the pants legs up into the torso legs. Most of the torso ones are too big.. I can barely close the Ike not to mention the waistband of the pants under it. The pants are labeled 31x31.. and have been shortened and taken in at the waist to 29”.
  18. Lt Col Horace W. Ziglar HQ Battery CO XII Corps Horace W. Ziglar was born on September 11, 1908 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After graduating from high school, Ziglar joined the military in the 1930s and was a member of the 5th Field Artillery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He continued to stay with the unit when they were reorganized into the 36th Field Artillery Regiment, in preparation for WWII. Prior to the 36th FA being shipped over to Europe, Ziglar opted to attend OCS at Fort Sill, starting on May 14th and graduating August 4th of 1942. He was sent overseas with the XII Corps as the commanding officer for the HQ Battery for the XII Corps. During the fighting in Europe, the XII Corps was composed of four infantry divisions, 5th, 76th, 89th, and 90th Infantry Divisions. And it also included two armored divisions, the 4th and 11th Armored Divisions. Ziglar remained the CO of HQ Battery throughout the war, carrying fire missions throughout France and into Germany. During late March, as Battery Commander, his job was to keep communication amongst six other installations, while in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. During this time, Ziglar carried out actions, in which he was awarded the Silver Star Medal. On March 27-28th, the Corps artillery positions were being struck by heavy enemy fire, damaging the communication lines. This is when Ziglar accompanied his men to try and reestablish and repair communication lines. His citation reads: “He personally reconnoitered the wire routes through streets and areas infested with snipers, and in which artillery and small arms fire was being received. He then personally accompanied his wire sections and assisted them in the most dangerous areas in order to encourage and support his men. The lines were repeatedly out and the Command Post was struck on three separate occasions by artillery fire. Numerous rounds struck near Captain Ziglar, some within 15 yards. In order to maintain this vital wire net, he worked continuously for 30 hours without rest, 18 hours of which were under constant artillery and small arms fire. By his indomitable courage and gallant leadership, he inspired supreme devotion in his men and successfully accomplished a highly dangerous mission.” The city of Frankfurt was secured two days later on March 29th. Ziglar remained in the Army during the Occupation era and into the Korean War. Shortly after the Korean War, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1954. Horace Ziglar passed away on August 26, 1995 in Spring Lake, NC. https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/501073
  19. tractor

    Show your original WW2 photos of 'jeeps'

    USMC ambulance jeep stuck in the mud
  20. tractor

    Show your original WW2 photos of 'jeeps'

    USMC radio Jeep in the background
  21. tractor

    Show your original WW2 photos of 'jeeps'

    USMC ambulance jeep
  22. Patches, nice liner! I have one just like it that I purchased off a forum member here a little while ago. Along with his brassard & some other small items.
  23. Sgt_Rock_EasyCo

    82nd Division Grenada patches

    So I received a couple of new Grenada commemorative patches. In particular, the snake patch is super rare. I'm short the square grenade one.
  24. ThreeMile

    Bayonet Display

    Good idea on the zip tie!
  25. Hayman

    WW1 Canteen

    Thank you cagedfalcon. Will be nice to find out if there is any information out there about the name scribed on here and when and where he served. Hayman
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