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  1. Could I get an ID on this DUI. 105th infantry?
  2. Mine is a cautionary tale. I made a cardinal sin by initialy going on apperance to identify a piece without first finding the neccesary information. i.e. stamps or dates. We stripped the paint off and found universal stamped on the neck, but nothing else. This would suggest that the initial guess was correct, but does not excuse the process. I would like to apologize to this community which I highly respect for both their knowledge and expertise. I have been a collector for 15 years and it has become apparent I still have a lot to learn.
  3. Alright. I've spent have the day on this and need to get back to work. Gitana' post shows the only canteen authorized by the Quartermaster Corps durning WWI. This canteen was the M-1910 developed by Rock Island with 5 manufactuers of which Landers, Frary and Clark was one. The other two canteens in original post and by Leigh were manufactured by L,F&C but not for WW1 military use. This information came from the History of the US Army Field Gear.
  4. the following web site seems to indicate that this might indeed be a WWI canteen. http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v02n01/manufacturing.htm
  5. this black paint is making it hard to locate a stamp do you know where the identification is usually located?
  6. Most likely not for military use and I believe that is what Tarbridge meant by non-us. This particular one seems to have been painted black for some reason. They look better shined up, but it does show how much better things were made in the early part of the last Century. This thing is solid which may or may not indicate end use other than commerical.
  7. Have discovered this is a Landers Fray & Clark pre WW2, but a US manufacture (Connecticut). You jumped the gun there Senior Mod
  8. Picked up a canteen that I believe is military but can not find one like it. Could anyone tell me what country this might belong to.
  9. Thanks, Danny. I couldn't find this in the army mottos so I figured it might be something else.
  10. This came with a group of di that I was given by a friend and it has me stumped. Any help in with id on this one.
  11. Here is another online source. http://www.warriorswatch.org/downloads/army_mottos.pdf
  12. Lets take this to a new level. My wife's grandfather served with a FA unit on Okinawa and the only items that were recovered 30 years after his death were a 2nd battalion unit photo and the Asiatic-Pacific campaign metal and bar. He also earned the Victory, Good Conduct, Occupation and American Campaign medals. Nothing fancy but none of these originals were found. I took the originals and purchased to rest including patches, Marksmanship awards, rank insignia and framed the whole lot. It is a very nice display and many people including family members are envious that we were able to g
  13. It looks like some kind of Presidential clasp.
  14. Has anyone from this forum ever had a subscription to the National Collection of Aerial Photography? They have aerial views of WW 2 battles and invasions, but the only way to zoom in on these pictures is to buy a subscription and I was wondering how much detail you can see when zoomed. Their website is www.ncap.org.uk
  15. Incredible story and a remarkable life. Reminds me some what of Eddie Rickenbacker. WW I ace, crashed in the Pacific during WW II (not picked up by the Japanese), adrift for 3 weeks +, raced at and owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and finally crashed in a commercial airliner trying to land in a storm at Atlanta's airport. Some people just have a life thrown at them. Would love to see a movie on his life as well.
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