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devilstoothpick

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  1. Seems like every film of infantry be it hollywood or news reels guys are using Zippos - I have a few that I've owed from the 70's at least - and like the old half and half tins it's the same old shinola - the fluid is the same like the pocket warmers - no way heating oil or gasoline were used in these - who the heck used these?
  2. How exactly did that work - Cigarettes are in rations and matches - why are Zippos so prevalent from the 40's on how could they possibly be used in the field?
  3. I have the books I know quite a bit about WWII insignia - I'd like to read more about post WWII / Korea I don't think I'm out of line asking for more info. I just want to see more examples and info from this time frame.
  4. Any info would be great - thanks Wake1941
  5. I'm Interested in forum members info - thanks bud.
  6. Any info -more images - Battle Group/Battalion info any info thanks!
  7. I have a bunch of these unit patches - would like any info!? Thank you.
  8. Thank you for looking - one seemed kinda stiff but probably starch
  9. It's odd that a 517 vet has 2 years oversea hash - and he was able to pass the uniform down to family but was KIA? seems odd to me but i've been wrong before.
  10. The description: I've been collecting for over 55 years and it is now time to start letting most of my personal collection go. This group was acquired several years ago from a family member many generations from the time. This is another one of the many identified group of items from a combat airborne vet that I have found over the years but the only from one killed in action. This is a hard one to list but I feel quite privileged to have taken care of it over all these years and it is going to be hard letting it go. The family must have taken pretty good care of these and
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