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  1. Hi Joeclown, Brilliant, thank you very much for your help, much appreciated!! All the best regards JEB
  2. Hi Folks, I'm struggling with the following DUI. It came on a pre WW2 Summer officer jacket with Artillery collars, and with cavalry breaches... Thanks in advance for your help, Kind regards JEB
  3. Great piece, not that common at all! Angolia has got a few in his volume 2. The look the Par! How are the pocket on yours then? are they sewn down or normal cargo pockets? Thanks for sharing! JEB
  4. Hi depending on how detailed you heat stamp chart is, 1100 is the start of 1945 on mine 👌 Nice Westinghouse Liner with great net and pot! I'd take that for a neat WW2 helmet even if it may not have seen an overseas theatre! Cheers JEB
  5. hi Gents, thank you very much for your input, I'll go for it then and will keep you updated Much appreciated! Regards JEB
  6. Hi Costa, thanks for your message. I did ask the seller and he couldn't make one out... I know these were not always present so I was not to concerned by it not being there; shame cause it would have squared things away ? good or bad! I think I can`t make out my mind because of the finish on the snaps. It's not exactly the matt, finish I'm used to, specially with the rust coming out?? Thanks again, JEB
  7. A few more pics from the snaps at lower pocket and neck area. [/url JEB
  8. Hi Gents, as part of a larger group of clothing of mixed regular Army stuff on the net, I made out the following Jump Jacket on the side. I was able to request a few additional pics from the seller and I'm hoping you coud provide some opinions on it. The jacket has a crown main zipper, not the usual diagonally marked version, but the complex spring loaded version.It's broken at 3/4 's up. The knife pocket zippers are Conmar. Not sure what to make of the snaps button.. A mix of Zinc plated and blackened steel?? Unfortunately I have limited pics at the moment, hope you can get an
  9. Hi Moonlight Gecko, sorry to dig this one out a month later, jacket looks great! Just wondering if you'd gone for it or not and if by any chance you could post a picture of the Conmar pocket zipper? Thanks in advance, JEB
  10. Hi As above, good looking airborne M1 heat stamp looks to be 1129, so production of the shell between Nov 44-March 45. The liners looks like it has green painted A washers so production between 43 to early 44. A nice looking set and the shell has a great look to it! Great tip, thanks for this I had never considered it in the past!! Kind regards JEB
  11. Hi All and thanks for chipping in! Wow just under a grand.. 38 bids, 13 Bidders; I don't necessarily look at other auctions' bidding wars, but that is a good hit! A while back I was bidding on a patch A2 jacket to an 82nd Officer, with same figures 17 bidders, 32 bids.. Serious ebayer got the final word, for what I believe to be, a lot of money... Thanks again Kind regards JEB
  12. Guys thanks all for your input, I kept looking further into the name, the seller confirmed this was the vet's name and ASN and I came on the following link: https://picclick.com/Original-scarce-World-War-2-dog-tag-T43-132733688392.html For future ref just in case, here is the pic: . Would this be a second set of tags? Cheers JEB
  13. Hi Guys, I'm not intending to bid on this one, I have doubts on it and wanted to have your opinions as well. https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-17th-airborne-513th-Parachute-PIR-grouping-named/392663082161?hash=item5b6c8b24b1:g:ZmUAAOSwce1eMqQf Firstly it is an extensive grouping, with a lot of shiny attractive bits. Secondly the set up for a 513th vet is leaving me a little skeptical. 82nd Combat patch on right shoulder, although he fought in Belgium and jumped on Varsity with the 17th. Plus, I wouldn't expect a Dutch lanyard on it. No available pics of the laundry marks. Just
  14. Hi, I believe the seller is also a member here. Kind regards JEB
  15. Saw that one, and considered it heavily Glad you got hold of it, it's in good hands, and congrats on the ID!! Definitely keep us posted Cheers JEB
  16. Wake thank you very much for your input. I personally can't make my mind up.. The ribbons have various wear state (faded/unfaded colours..) but the seller does hold a lot of airborne items 5agreed this is no quality assurance) but maybe he managed to find all the bits belonging to that vet by following leads and added them to the jacket? Either way I think it is a shame... the Jacket as is, is a big plus... I've also asked for Bronze star and Purple hear medal pictures which I'll get soon I suppose. Thanks again for you input All the best JEB
  17. hi there, sorry to dig this one out, Just though I'd add that the grouping (with extras) is currently for sale on Ebay, with ribbons, CIB, fourragères... Very Fancy! https://www.ebay.com/itm/392429534529 Kind regards JEB
  18. His obituary from fid a grave..
  19. Hi All, I have absolutely no ties with the seller listing the item below, I tend to do some random Vet research when looking through selling ads and I had a match on the following item. I'm not going to bid on it but if there is interest on the forum I just hope this thread will provide a good starting point https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-WWII-US-AIRBORNE-PARATROOPER-JUMP-JACKET-SIZE-40R-OVERSEAS-CAP-HAT/383013351218?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 There are a few markings inside the jacket and a laundry mark in the Hat; I believe the owner to be Vet W.illi
  20. Good Afternoon, 100% agree I was also disappointed by the amount of dressed/costumed visitors (I don't fully support it but it doesn't bother me when it's well done and accurate) who just walked around boozed up with extra beers in each pocket... the worst part were the ones holding an arty shell casing with a plastic cup at the top from which they drank the beer... Sad! Moving on swiftly! Thank you very much for the lovely pictures, Great place to live and re-discover every now and then I suppose. Many thanks JEB
  21. Hi Thanks for the kind words General! love the photos, I've been following this thread for a few months now Cheers JEB
  22. For those interested the last picture has been resized for online purposes, but the original allows for clear reading of the right hand side of the plaque (details about Father Maternowski's life service and last moments) in English. The second event I had the opportunity to attend was in Hemevez, where the germans murdered 7 paratroopers from 1stBattalion HQ, 507thPIR. I am yet to upload the pictures and resize them. Hope this first set helped! JEB
  23. Hi folks, Back from Normandy too, I thought I’d chip in and show a brief view of the memorials we attended. Mods or General Apathy, if you feel this is in the wrong place, pleace move where appropriate or let me know if I can help! We arrived early Friday Morning and drove straight to Sainteny where a memorial was held for the town’s liberation. Surprisingly 5 vets attended this ceremony, Two from the 4th ID, 3 from the 83rd. Great men, full of beans, a real pleasure to share this moment with them. We must have been 30 in all, very quite compared to Carentan or St Mère! Unfortunate
  24. Hi, Love the M42, got one myself from VintageProduction, it has a name tape (tan version) and I've been hard on finding info about the Vet since receiving it!! Wishing you all the best! To narrow your search a bit, do you know in which state the jacket was found? It's a reasonable assumption to make that wherever the jacket was found could be similar to where the vet lived. from the state you can do further research on newspaper articles, and rule some of the 57 names out. It's not always the case of course, but I'd happily take that info if nothing else is at hand aside from the laundr
  25. Funny you mention that Blacksmith, I was at antic and collectables shop the other day and a customer in front of me asked to have a look at a nice looking M1 with Hawley liner in it. The seller was really open about it, let the customer handle the helmet and take pictures. The customer was to my surprise cautious with it. Just as he was going to say "I'll take it", the seller took the helmet stating that the lid and liner had been together since the war and tried to get the liner out to show the rust stains... poor liner just ripped on 2-3 inches and a suspension (early pattern for the purpo
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