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Alex Boban

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    Littleton, CO
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    US Army Air Corps in ETO 1942 - 1945.

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  1. Most WWII-era silver painted liners I've encountered were from AAF gunnery schools. I read somewhere (but can't remember where) that these silver liner were painted when gunners graduated from basic training and were able to move up to turret training. The liner below was issued with the factory OD, then painted bright yellow, and later painted silver.
  2. That's a beauty! I wonder if it could be related to the 6th and 12th Army Groups "T" Force (Headquarters Detachment Intelligence Assault Force).
  3. Nice grouping! and thanks for this info. I have been looking for a copy of Robert E. Perdue Jr's book 'OSS Behind the Lines in Greece' for a while now. I will be ordering a copy of ATB #186. I am not familiar with this publication, are they readily available in the US or should they be ordered through a specific distributor?
  4. Here's one of my favorite. I didn't save the caption unfortunately, but if memory serves, this photograph was taken in Italy in May 1944, minutes after their tank was destroyed.
  5. Your jacket is a men's jacket. Men's jackets always have buttons on the wearer's right side (button left over right), and women's jacket have buttons on the wearer's left side (button right over left).
  6. This color reminds me of the British-made beanie caps posted back in 2016 in the link below.. Post #21 by French forum member Norwegian Blue indicates that ETO jackets were dyed with the same brownish color for Post-war surplus market. Link to 2016 post: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/275874-ww2-british-made-wool-knit-caps-in-red/
  7. Yep, this is definitely the work of Mr. Jingol aka Mr. Ciak aka Dott.Hide aka Gotic-Line. Looks like the Vierville44 account was also used for shill bidding on items listed under his other accounts judging by the feedbacks:
  8. Good afternoon, I am hoping some of the collectors of early cloth can chime in and shed some light on the pair of trousers described below. The pattern is very similar to the 1854 sky blue federal trousers with straight legs, 2 vertical slash pockets and watch pocket on the waist band. They are made of wool similar to CW / Indian Wars era trousers with partial white cotton lining. The button holes and waist band lining appear to be hand sewn. The original buttons were sewn, but most waist and fly buttons have been replaced with newer riveted buttons. There are no markings,
  9. Good afternoon, The MOH citation is for 1st Lt John J Tominac, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, not 3rd Armored Division.. Without supporting documentation that 1st Lt Tominac transferred to the 3rd Armored Division in the 1950s, there is no way to connect this liner to the MOH recipient. There is a 1960s era portait of him online, and he seems to still be in an infantry unit rather than armored.
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