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Teun

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    Identified 82nd airborne, 101st airborne and Airborne Troop Carrier
  1. Hi, Can anyone help me with the white number painted on the case and the white - black - yellow drawings? It belonged to Thomas R. Talmadge, 438th TCG, 88th TCS. Does anyone know what it means? or what it is? https://prnt.sc/sjtsw7 https://prnt.sc/sjtt41 https://prnt.sc/sjtt9i Thank you very much for looking stay safe
  2. beautiful displays!!
  3. Also looking for the names of the rest of the crew Thank you.
  4. I am trying to find a picture of the C-47 (nose art / complete plane) Gazette R. I am the proud owner of the pilot's uniform, footlocker and a lot of personal items and I would love to have a picture of the nose art. I already have some pictures of the damage he had during his Tow mission into Bastogne. It was 439th TCG, 92nd TCS I hope someone can help me. Thank you Teun Airborne Troop Carrier c47 c-47 c 47
  5. Hello all, I am currently looking for the man who has the dog tags, medals and wing of Airborne Troop Carrier Navigator of 'The Argonia' Paul J. Foynes in his possession: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/219749-paul-foynes-navigator-of-the-d-day-c-47-the-argonia/?hl=foynes I will probably never find him, but if I don't try asking I am sure I won't find him. I hope someone can help Thank you all, Kind regards Teun
  6. Picture of one of the laundry numbers stichted in his shirt, the family donated to my exhibition
  7. Picture of him I got from his family
  8. Mid November I have found an original jacket with an Artillery chest patch. There was a name written inside it, "T. Swirczynski ", and after some research I soon found a Thomas Swirczynski in the 377th PFAB. I immediately bought this jacket, and asked the seller if he maybe had more items from the garages sale where the jacket came from. Coincidentally, he also had a flag which was taken as a souvenir with the text: "377th PARACHUTE F. A. BN. 101 A.B. Div. Sept. 25 1944 ". This was the ultimate proof for me that it concerned Thomas B. Swirczynski, wich is also mentioned in a few books, including one of Michel De trez's amazing books, Orange is the color of the day. In Normandy, the 377th PFAB lost 11 of the 12 Howitzers, causing the PFAB men to fight as infantrists. Lieutenant Swirczynski gathered 33 men and in the evening of June 7th they captured 130 German soldiers near Ravenoville. Coincidentally, we visited this place several times during 75 years of D-Day, not knowing that half a year later I could include personal items from a veteran who fought there in my exhibition. Thomas Swirczynski also participated in Operation Market Garden. On Tuesday, September 19, the 377th PFAB landed on Drop zone "W" near Son and Sint-Oedenrode. During Market Garden the battalion Swirczynski was in stayed near the area of Sint-Oedenrode. On September 22, Swirczynski was wounded by a mortar attack. After a long research, many emails and several phone calls, I finally found Thomas “Tom” Swirczynski's family. I did not have a picture of the veteran in my possession yet, and I would always like to put a photograph of the men of whom I have a coat next to the corresponding jacket. This way every hero gets a face. I therefore asked the family if they might have a photo and perhaps more info about Tom. Then I received a very special e-mail back. The family even owned parts of Tom's uniforms. Then a really big surprise came for me. The family wanted to donate the Tom’s items to my exhibition who will be exhibited during a battlefield tour. My new year started well, because when the things were posted in America and after being in tension for three weeks, we were able to add the items from America to the exhibition yesterday. The result is a great grouping, of which I am very very proud and for which I am reaalllyyy grateful to the family! The "ike" jacket and the 2 blouses have 82nd airborne patches on the sleeves. This is because Tom was eventually got transferred to the 82nd airborne. On the Ike jacket you can see a discoloration of where the 101st airborne patch has been. The Ike jacket and a shirt also embroider ‘S0033’. This was Tom's Laundry number. I am still looking for when he was exactly transferred from the 101st airborne division to the 82nd airborne division (possibly 456th PFAB). Keywords: airborne paratrooper 101st 82nd 377th Parachute
  9. https://gyazo.com/48eed4aec14fd76775156dbd63cfbaa1 Hope this helps
  10. hey! thx for the tips! im using Photoshop CS6 for the colourising
  11. I have just colourised a WW2 picture for the first time Its Milton E Schlesener Co D 505th PIR, 82nd airborne, made in Groesbeek on 17th of september 1944. Any tips for my next colourising? Regards, Teun.
  12. It is the right jacket, but the thing is the stamp. It's late war (started summer 1944, (so probably not used in Market Garden). I have also noticed the date label is out of the jacket, so you will never know what the exact date is.. Maybe that's why the label isnt there anymore..?
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