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  1. Judging by the expanded stamp, the cover would be dated to the 1950's. Tough to read the exact date though. But WW2 era ones usually just had manufacturer and year. The post WW2 'US' stamps on the front were typically a little smaller as well I've found.
  2. Thanks, I might give that a try. I was always reluctant to use foam because of the chemicals in it. I also thought of trying a large easel to lean the helmet up against, but it would have to be able to support the weight.
  3. I have a bunch of these clear plastic easels that would work well in a display. I started using them on shelves for ammo pouches, booklets, small photos and small riker mounts. I think I paid $10 for a dozen of them from Amazon, but they come in different qty and sizes.
  4. Watched Greyhound last night and thought it was a good movie. Only real negative would be next to no character development, but it kept it fast paced. The movie is less than 90 minutes long, so it jumps into the action/suspense about 10 minutes in and really never let's up. I felt it was done similar to Dunkirk where the music continued throughout and really set the mood of the film. I thought the CGI was well done and looked realistic for the most part. I don't really know a whole lot about the Navy, so I can't speak about uniforms, tactics, etc..but it was at least filmed on a WW2 era destroyer. It's too bad we didn't get to see it in theaters, but if you get the chance to watch it at home I'd recommend it.
  5. I made the following helmet stand yesterday with some material I picked up at the craft store this week. Works great for my M1 helmet. But the question I have is what do others use to display their M1917A1 helmets? With the M1 liner, the stand is able to sit in the middle of liner and doesn't put any strain on the webbing. However, that's not possible with a M1917A1 liner because it has the leather in the center. Any thoughts or suggestions?
  6. I actually just got one a couple weeks ago and love it. Helmets fit great like the others said, but really you can put whatever you want in there. Here are some photos of mine, which is still a work in progress.
  7. I guess it depends on which unit they were in and the circumstances. If you were a cook in a front line infantry unit, they were often in the thick of it. Sometimes, such as during the Battle of the Bulge, they would be called upon to grab a rifle, as they needed every man they had. Some cooks would make the extra effort to get food right up to the troops near their foxholes, at least some of the time. Many guys though had to live only on boxed rations. In terms of beach landings, they wouldn't have been in the first wave, but probably would have been later after a beachhead was established and the invasion forces started to advance.
  8. Awesome displays. I love the focus on the one unit.
  9. Thanks for sharing! I havent come across much signal company items.
  10. Congrats on the new addition. That's really cool that it has the patch attached to it. I don't think I've seen that before. I hope you are able to find more info on the ID.
  11. I wouldn't count on it ending up on Netflix or another platform. Apple bought the rights to it. I would sign up for $5/mo and then you can cancel after you see it. The only reason we have it was because my wife needed a new laptop and it came with a year free trial. I think Apple will also have Masters of the Air down the road - if that ever gets completed.
  12. Ikea has some good products that you can use at a great price. They have a picture ledge floating shelf that is great for displaying riker mounts. They also have the Billy bookcases which come with or without the glass doors. And of course their popular Detolf glass display case. Unfortunately they aren't located everywhere, so if you need to order online and have it shipped I think they charge $99 or something like that to ship it.
  13. Check on Etsy for 100% cotton felt, should be able to find some there. You could also use Muslin fabric too. Be careful with anything synthetic. If it were me, I would avoid it, especially with any artifacts that are rare or expensive.
  14. The damage shown on the walls and the fact that it's still there all these years later is amazing. Really helps you imagine what it was like being there during the battle. Thanks for posting! I need to catch up on your other videos too. I haven't had the time to get on the forum for the past month.
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