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Trevor M. Larson

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    always looking for items related to the 511th parachute infantry regiment from 1943-45

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  1. I have a kiska invasion map, a scrapbook from Alaska and another from Europe. The vast majority of this grouping is bring backs
  2. Now the European stuff. Karl Krueger then found himself shipping to Europe in March 1945 and landed in the 166th General hospital. Here’s his loot from Europe
  3. The Bergman signed ID card and a photo of her signing it. I’ve been informed the ID card actually belonged to a civilian employee of the Japanese navy
  4. Karl Krueger was drafted in January 1943. After going overseas with d company 59th medical battalion he jumped around various stations before ending up in HQ1 17th infantry regiment, 7th Division as a medic for the kiska landings. There we was wounded on the landing (suffering frostbite) and then wounded again in November 43 which resulted in the loss of fingers in his right hand. He’d recover in anchorage before returning stateside in January 1944. I’m going to post his pacific loot today and his loot from his time in Europe at a later date. Some of the pcitic highlights include case V42 knife Canadian winter cap 2 Japanese navy winter caps Japanese navy scarf japanese navy gloves a Japanese journal of some sort japanese navy cap Japanese bread bag some Japanese ammunition japnese bank note turned into a short snorter japanese ID card signed by Ingrid Bergman kiska was Krueger’s first and only pacific camoginn
  5. On the 75th anniversary of the FT McKinley battle I made the long trek out to Luzon to pay my respects at Lt Egan’s and many other 511 troopers final resting places
  6. I did something similar to my repro jump helmet. I think I have ~40 ww2 paratroopers that have signed it
  7. Now thats one heck of a find! Well done
  8. Might be slightly off topic but if you look at photos of the raid at canabantuan and the raid at Los Baños youll see Filipino guerrillas armed with m1a1s
  9. Ill sadly be in the Philippines this year
  10. 4th infantry regiment. All three battalions had different deployments in Alaska in ww2. The Alaska tab Im not sure if its a ww2 thing
  11. Awesome group. Love the Philippine independence ribbon on his rack. Only seen that before with 511 troopers
  12. https://www.amazon.com/When-Angels-Fall-Parachute-MacArthurs/dp/1087303184 This is a great book on the 511th parachute infantry regiment, easily the best source out there unless you happen to own all the wings aloft magazines and interviewed most of these men. 5/5 book. Anyone with an interest in the war in the pacific or ww2 paratroopers should pick this one up.
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