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Normandy1944

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    Military history, D-Day, US Army

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  1. I had my eyes on this one too, but I got a message someone already wanted it Glad you got it and congrats with a nice find!
  2. So the buyer is fooled? And he probably paid that much because it's a camo'd helmet?
  3. Just because I want to know why this helmet sold for so much, is there anyone who can tell me why? I'm not a helmet guy, but want to educate myself more so I can add a few to my collection.
  4. For those who think about bidding in this auction: I inquired about if some of the uniforms are named inside (they were attributed to veterans). However, the auction house replied that none of the uniforms I asked for were named. Speaking for myself, I decided to not bid anymore, as the consigner is already known for putting uniforms together. And without a name inside, it will be very hard to prove the uniform belonged to a certain veteran and is 100% original.
  5. Is that a tank barrel visible in the background in pic 6?
  6. I was wondering, does anyone know/ have Original color photo's of C-47's during WWII? I'm looking for references for a model that I'm going to make and I'm looking for the right green color and weathering on the plane.
  7. For a new diorama, I'm planning on making a scene of paratroopers loading for D-Day. I've got the Dakota MK III from Italeri and it has decals for the Honeybun III. These decals are for the version of 1945. If I want to make the Honeybun III with correct decals and markings for D-Day, what should be on it and what not? Please help me, so I can make an accurate diorama. (pictures are from 1945) Here's what I think was on it for D-Day - Invasion stripes - Honeybun III logo - No mission history And here's a list of what I'm not sure
  8. Very nice to see 2 different talents coming together in one great diorama! It inspires me to make a hedgerow diorama myself.
  9. What period are the markings and paint on this helmet? Helmet is a front seam fixed bail, number is unreadable. Liner is a Firestone, anyone knows the meaning of the stamps on it?
  10. Bringing this back to top, because I was wondering if more of you think it is indeed the liner from John J Tominac
  11. Is there anyone who wants to act as a picker for me? I can't make it and I currently have budget for WWII airborne and D-Day named groupings and uniforms. Send me a pm please. Also, could the ones who attend the SOS post pictures of the show afterwards? It's always a pleasure to see those. Have a good one!
  12. Here’s a link to a book with a chapter about the 3rd armored division. Captain Tominac is mentioned as a WWII medal of honor recipient who led the recruits with his experience. https://books.google.nl/books?id=Bd36c6HjRioC&pg=RA3-PA11&lpg=RA3-PA11&dq=%22john+j+tominac%22+3rd+armored+division&source=bl&ots=UTm_Haw6pF&sig=ACfU3U2GwNH7DLWindcoHFl0tAWhtKdWRA&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjKsoyMisPnAhWRzKQKHdW-C7kQ6AEwFHoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22john%20j%20tominac%22%203rd%20armored%20division&f=false
  13. Attached is a picture of him as captain in the 3rd armored. His medal of honor citation reads: The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant (Infantry) John Joseph Tominac, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 12 September 1944, while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, in action in an attack on Saulx de Vesoul, France First Lieutenant Tominac charged alone over 50 yards o
  14. Recently I was able to purchase this helmet liner. The first thing I do when I want to purchase any named items is looking them up on the internet. My search for captain Tominac, 3rd armored division surprised me very much. It turned out that his helmet liner once belonged to John J Tominac, when he was a captain in the 3rd armored during the 50's. When I looked him up, I was amazed to read he was a recipient of the medal of honor during WWII, an amazing story! The liner itself isn't in perfect condition, as it has a lot of what looks like paint stains and cracks. However, the story b
  15. Here's a liner I recently acquired: the liner of WWII medal of honor recipient John J Tominac from his time with the 3rd armored division in the 50's.
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