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  1. Photos of the liner which is secured to the crown and sewn around the lower edge of the cap.
  2. More photos. Top and front of cap with shawl pulled down.
  3. A US "second pattern" cap, fully lined in beige/khaki/OD cotton twill with size stamp in the crown. It appears that the turban sides of the cap are made of one piece of wool with a seam at the back. The crown is more rounded that the other styles with more pointed shape. Also there appears to be a welt sewn in between the turban body side and the crown. The wrap around shawl piece is made from a different color wool. The wool of the entire cap appears to be of a more loosely woven variety than the wool melton seen on the unlined caps.
  4. ...what Alonzo said... That all of the men and women serving in the armed services anywhere in the world would be safe and secure and be able to come home soon to their families. Beyond that I wish for Peace on Earth. Another idea... Why don't we all take the money that was planned to buy militaria goodies this holiday season and donate it to homesforourtroops.org or the USO or other organization that does good things for our service members. Check this out. http://www.homesforourtroops.org/site/Page...ename=JohnJones God Bless.
  5. We've lost touch recently, but I've known Alan personally for many years and can echo Mr. Gawne's sentiments. I would tend think it is mostly a supplier issue. Of course this is no excuse for not providing timely responses to emails, offers of payment refund or more web updates to keep customers aware of any issues with their orders etc. It has saddened me to read through this thread. I hope all turns out for the best.
  6. Another canteen cover variation with DSA 75 date, with both vertical stitching and web reinforcement/stitching around the middle, this one is designated M1967 as opposed to LC-1. Apart from the stitching and M1967 designation, the manufacturing variation noted on this cover has the web "cup lip" reinforcement set in between the outer shell and the lining (similar to the DSA 74 covers I have seen). The LC-1 and subsequent LC-2 covers all appear to have this reinforcement set "on top" of the lining rather than sewn in between the shell and lining.
  7. I have not read the book yet, but did listen to the authors speak (online) at the Pritzker Military Library regarding Tiger Force and it sounded very interesting. They spoke about how they wen't about doing their research and locating and interviewing former members of Tiger Force. I am attaching the link to the site where the program can be viewed. I did get an error the first time I tried to open it, but upon a second try it played without issue. These "podcasts" are also available for freee download on Apple's iTunes and you listen to the audio only on an iPod. Bio information (click on the "Real Player" link under the Archived Webcast title). <http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/events/2006-05-18-michaelSallahMitchWeiss.jsp> Direct link to the video <http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/playPublicVideo.do?videoID=159&encodeType=rm>
  8. Here is an example of an LC-1 marked canteen cover with DSA 75 date. For comparison is the DSA 74 version with both the vertical and horizontal stitiching (similar to ones shown earlier in this thread). The LC-1 designation was changed to LC-2 shortly after, although I am not certain when. I have seen DSA 78 canteen covers marked as LC-2.
  9. Here is an article about the CCUs. it looks like the seller is the one who wrote the article as it looks to be the exact same jacket-see name tape and rank- (although it looks like it grew a brand new ranger tab in the eBay listing). http://www.henrikc.dk/camouflage/articles/ccu.pdf Ebay listing number is: 120306829682
  10. I recently picked up these two DCU shirts for the same soldier and would like some additional information. Both shirts have the 3rd Army ARCENT/CFLCC (I believe this is the correct designation) with Ranger tab on the left along with captain rank/general staff and air assault/parachutist qualification badges. On the right sleeve of one the is 1st ID SSI. On the other is the 108TH Air Defense Artillery Brigade with Airborne tab. This web site shows the 108th SSI with the airborne tab. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/army/108ada-bde.htm It seems he deployed once with the 1st ID and another deployment was with the 108th... Any additional details would be much appreciated. Thanks
  11. I am sure there are others with more in-depth methods, but basically, I think the rule of thumb is to never introduce a new item (uniform, hat, blanket) to a "moth free" environment without taking precautions first. I believe there are previous posts on this board regarding putting any such new items into the freezer to be sure any live insects or larve do not stay that way. Also a visual check of the uniform (away from your collection) and a good cleaning (vacuum with protective screen and perhaps a brush) to remove insect remains or surface grunge before it goes in with the collection. Remember the pockets, as I believe tobacco attracts insects... I recently got a relative's WWII service coat and pants that had not been stored too well and they have a fair amount of mothing. Upon getting them in the house I did a quick visual check then placed the items in trash bags and placed them in the freezer for a period of 24 hours. Hope this is helpful. I know others will have more in depth methods/suggestions to share.
  12. Nice photo. Cute kid. Years ago several guys came together to do a display at a museum and during the course of the day two elderly vets came up to me who had come together. One had recently had a stroke and was barely able to speak any longer or manipulate his hands. He buddy asked me if his friend could hold my M1 rifle. Of course I said sure. The guy got such a grin on his face and was very happy to be cradling that thing in his arms. He was able to say "thank you, thank you...".
  13. Russell 1910

    New Boots

    Not sure what those boots are. They do not appear to be original WWII Army service shoes, although the color and style with the cap toe is similar. If using for reenacting then perhaps they would work with leggings. Here are a few photos of original Type II service shoes. Probably for D-Day time frame, the service shoe, reverse upper "rough outs" as an earlier post indicated would be appropriate.
  14. For anyone who is interested, Moore Militaria has copies of this manual for sale: $10.00 http://mooremilitaria.com/manuals.htm
  15. Wonderful uniform with a personal connection through the person who gave it to you. Thank you for sharing. Here is some information on Mr. Cosby, NARA and ancestry.com NARA Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 35795928 35795928 NAME COSBY#WRENNIE#R#JR###### COSBY#WRENNIE#R#JR###### RESIDENCE: STATE #3 Undefined Code RESIDENCE: COUNTY 023 Undefined Code PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5242 FT THOMAS NEWPORT KENTUCKY DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 26 26 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03 03 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PV0# Undefined Code GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 53 OHIO YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 2 Negro, citizen EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 286 Porters, n.e.c. MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men) CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0993 0993 FILM REEL NUMBER 5.55# 5.55# U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 about Wrennie R Jr Cosby Name: Wrennie R Jr Cosby Service Info.: CPL US ARMY WORLD WAR II Birth Date: 25 Sep 1923 Death Date: 11 May 2000 Service Start Date: 26 Mar 1943 Interment Date: 15 May 2000 Cemetery: Dayton National Cemetery Cemetery Address: VA Medical Center 4100 West Third Street Dayton, OH 45428 Buried At: Section 29 Site 426 ancestry.com Enlistment Records U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Wrennie R Cosby Jr Name: Wrennie R Cosby Jr Birth Year: 1923 Race: Negro, citizen (Black) Nativity State or Country: Ohio State: Hawaii Enlistment Date: 26 Mar 1943 Enlistment State: Kentucky Enlistment City: Fort Thomas Newport Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Director, Motion Picture Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 05 Weight: 113
  16. Here is some information on Mr. Arnold. Name: Raymond H. Arnold Serial Number: 70089 Birth Place: Holden, Maine Age: 18 3/12 years Residence: Bangor Comment: Enl: NG Bangor, Mar. 29/17. Reported for Federal Serv: Apr. 13/17. Pvt: Pvt 1st cl Oct. 15/17. Org: MG Co 2nd Inf Me NG (MG Co 103rd Inf) to disch. Eng: Champagne Marne; Aisne Marne; St Mihiel; Marcheville Raid; Meuse Argonne Citation. Overseas: Sept. 27/17 to Apr. 5/19. Hon disch on demob: Apr. 28, 1919. Roster of Maine in the Military Service of the U. S. and Allies in World War 1917-1919, Volumes I & II I pulled this from ancestry.com. I found a large number of guys in the social security death index with the same name, but not with a Maine birthplace (Holden Maine as stated above).
  17. The Big Guy is especially fond of militaria. Just check out Matthew 6:19-24 where Jesus Christ talks specifically of a militaria collectors two biggest problems... Oh and of course putting the "stuff" ahead of our Lord and Savior. 19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! 24"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. And yes, it is sad to see someone trying to profit off of this helmet with the crap story. Very sad. Sell it for what it is: a helmet & liner with a rust stain...
  18. Many thanks to Arturo and Charlie Flick on the great holster photos and maker info. I have had the following piece for some time now and had thought it was probably a post WWII piece although in reading this post in may in fact be of 1918 manufacture. "BOYT" appears to be double stamped horizontally (rather than vertically, as on Arturo's example). I see no inspector markings. Thoughts? And again thanks for the great information!
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