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  1. The ceremony at the 29th infantry division monument. One of my little brothers asked what the stripes meant on the arms from the American soldiers. I asked two men with many stripes with my brother. They told me everything about it, including the fact they were the current commanders of the 29th infantry division. Oops, I didn't expect this.
  2. Obama thanks the veterans. I did the same afterwards, because those men fought for our freedom. No words...
  3. June 6th 5:00am on our way to Carentan where we were escorted to Colleville sur Mer After we parked our car in Mosles we had to take a bus to the cemetery. Guess how the VIP's travelled... My first time at the cemtery. Very emotional. Below those crosses lies someone who died for our freedom View on Omaha
  4. Since a few years my interest in D-Day has grown. I never visited Normandy, so my family and I decided to go here with the 70th commemorations. We stayed in a rental near St Lo, so it was 50 minutes to the beaches. I was given the task to prepare an agenda for our stay from June 5th - June 8th. On the 5th we arrived and we visited Utah Beach. Dakota's filled with paratroopers on their way to Utah, including 93 year old airborne veteran Jim Pee Wee Martin From the Dunes Clearing the beach from mines View from a bunker
  5. Just one question: If he jumped into Normandy, why doesn't his ribbon bar include an arrowhead? And here is some information I found in a quick search. A.S.N. : 16033263 DOB : 1921 NATIONALITY : AMERICAN RANK : SERGEANT UNIT : 82ND AD - 507TH PIR - 1ST BN - CO. B 23 YEARS OLD DURING D-DAY TARGET : UTAH BEACH AREA - DROP ZONE T TIME : JUNE 6, 1944 - 02:44 MISSION : 9TH A.F. - 9TH T.C.C. - MISSION BOSTON - 9TH AF, 9TH TCC, 442ND TCG (SERIAL 26) TRANSPORT : C47 [43-15140] PASSENGER - DROP ORDER #02 LOAD PLACE : FULBECK AIRFIELD (STATION #488) SOURCE : LOADING MANIFES
  6. I don't know if someone already posted this before, but a marine veteran (Delbert Belton) has been beaten to death. Today,I came across this link. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/13/16-year-olds-plead-not-guilty-in-beating-death-world-war-ii-veteran-in/ I was shocked when I read it. Does this mean that everyone below 18 can beat someone to death???
  7. I searched all names with an r. Unfortunately I didn't found a result for 2517 as the last four digits. I did find 2 results for 517 as the last three digits. William Raynor, 31357517 Henry Rozanski, 32934517
  8. I agree, the most stuff is equipment or in such condition that in can't be a large threat.
  9. I just read and article about the the terror attacks and attemps in Israel during Jan-Sept 2013 which the world never heard. The picture shows all the captured gear. It surprised me to see some American stuff.
  10. Thanks for the information. I'm not going to buy this one.
  11. I found this on ebay. Can someone give me opinions on this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/2ND-RANGER-OFFICERS-NORMANDY-D-DAY-ASSAULT-BODY-VEST-PLATOON-LEADER-COMBAT-WORN/121169170922?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D1056914037454590563%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D111159353558%26
  12. Thanks. Based on the information I've found on Everett C Warren and the photo of the liner I think the liner and the shell aren't from the same person. I'search the morning reports for you. When I've found something I'll post the results.
  13. Here are some results I've found related to the name Warren. On the online archives I searched for Everett C Warren and found 2 results, but none matches the partial ASN on your helmet 1 http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=2&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=24994,24995,24996,24998,24997,24993,24981,24983&bc=,sl,fd&txt_24995=everett+c+warren&op_24995=0&nfo_24995=V,24,1900&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=7294709&rlst=5597096,7294709 2 http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=2&cat=WR26&tf=F&sc=24994,24995,24996,24998
  14. Great helmet. I love those helmets from d-day divisions. P.S. I have the morning reports from the 29th infantry from 6 june 1944 to May 1945. I'll look for the last four digits with the name you've found.
  15. The laundry marks and name inside the jacket.
  16. I bought this jacket a few months ago, It's my first jacket from the 29th infantry division. When I looked inside, I found 2 laundry marks and a name that confirms one of the marks. The other mark was a mystery. I tried to found the owner by sending it to carbinephalen, but none of the results were from a 29th'er. NARA didn't Today I found the morning reports from the 29th infantry division from June 44 to May 45. I started to search for the unidentified laundry mark, and I got a hit! The first owner of this jacket is Miguel V Franco, from Pecos County in Texas. He was a privat
  17. I started this week with scratch building and converting for the first time. I use 1/72 scale due to its quantity. The most figures in this scale don't fit with the poses that I need for my dioramas. My experience with scratch building and converting is that it's very difficult, but it's the best part of modelling beacuse it gives your diorama an unique touch.
  18. Thanks for the information guys. I saw the current bid is above my budget, so I'll let this one pass.
  19. I wonder why the seller split this beautiful grouping (if it's original...). It's also suspicious to me why there is no date inside. I contacted the seller about it, and he told me it must be an early issue ike jacket as the only tag in it is pictured and it is not like the standard quartermaster tag that generally has pattern date and manufacture date. If someone knows more about such jackets, please tell me. I consider to buy an airborne jacket, but I definitely want to know that it's an original (not a put-together)
  20. I came across this uniform grouping on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/grouping-ww2-paratrooper-82nd-Div-HQ-comp-D-Day-later-Deputy-Chief-of-USSS-/221247836195?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3383661023 Is it a fake or a real one? I'm looking for this kind of airborne and d-day related uniform, so if you know one for sale please send a PM
  21. I'm currently building a lot of models and figures in 1/72 scale for my Operation Overlord project. It will include 4 diorama's based on the action in Normandy. The first diorama shows an airfield with paratroopers boarding their C 47. I need some equipment and poses that aren't available in my scale. I want to scratch build, sculpt and convert the figures to get the poses I need. However, I'm new to this subject of modelling. I bought some miliput to start experimenting. Is there someone who could give me some hints and tips on this subject? Everything is welcome.
  22. Here are my list of dream uniforms If you've got one, pm me. 1: uniform of easy company or filthy 13 member who fought at d-day 2: uniform of airborne veteran who fought at d-day 3: uniform of veterans I know 4: uniform of a kia 6 june 1944 5: uniform of soldier who fought at d-day
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