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    Anything related to WWII cameramen. Especially 165th SPC.

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  1. Hey everyone, Somewhat new to researching USAAF involvement in the PTO. I am curious as to what type of flight suit, helmet, and life preserver would've been issued to 5th Air Force fighter pilots from 1943-1945. Again, still new to researching USAAF equipment so I'm having trouble identifying what was worn in original photographs. Thank you!
  2. I'll be there Saturday. Not selling anything, but I am looking for an original M43 pile liner.
  3. As far as I know the only canteen-related thing the Brits made were canteen covers. The Belgians made canteen cups and mess kits and possibly canteens in 1945.
  4. Hello, I am wondering if any photos are out there showing examples of a white t-shirt from Camp Adair, Oregon. I know Buzz Rickson made some yellow repro ones years ago but I have never found original photos of a Camp Adair t-shirt. If there are photos of them, they should look similar to this:
  5. My avatar is an image of my grandfather, PFC. Ernest Jensen on occupation duty in Japan.

  6. Its an M1905E1 Bayonet. The flaming bomb indicates US Ordnance Corps. There is a great topic on here about these bayonets. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/262505-the-m1905e1-bayonet/
  7. Photograph finally arrived earlier this week. The seller wrote four times on the packaging "DO NOT BEND". Well, my mailman did the exact opposite and shoved it in the mail slot bent in half. Thankfully it didn't crease it so I stuck it under some heavy reference books for a few days. Looks perfect now.
  8. This thread on here stated that it was a fantasy piece. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/10765-fantasy-pistol-belt/
  9. Thank you for the speedy response! Do you think it would still be worth the amount of money they are asking? (If nobody else bids)
  10. Hello. I recently discovered this photo on ebay earlier today. I am mainly interested in the caption on the back of the photo more than I am of the actual photo on the front. I am an avid collector of 165th SPC stuff, so this definitely brings interest to me. I recognize that this photo is a copy, but I wonder if it is actually an original 1944 copy as the stamp says on the back. I am only suspicious because it seems easy to copy both a stamp and picture and make it look good from a digital photo. Could somebody help me out on this? Thank you. Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-signa
  11. Here is a record of 90th ID after-action-reports from July 1944. Hit Control+F on your keyboard and type in "gorges" into the bar that comes up. It will direct you to the sections that have "gorges" in the text. There should be a few reports about the Gorges battle. Link: https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/battle-of-normandy/after-action-reports/90th-infantry/july-1944
  12. Here is what I found from the 358th IR's unit history. Continuing the advance the First Battalion hit another strong enemy line in the vicinity of the town of Gorges. The battle of Gorges was hard fought, but the enemy was forced to relent and withdraw to still another line along the Seves River. The Third Battalion moved up to the river to a defensive position while the rest of the Regiment was allowed a few days rest in Gorges—rest that was disturbed by extremely heavy enemy artillery.
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