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Marauder

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    Phoenix ,Arizona
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    WWI and WWII combat related uniforms,equipment of both Allies and Axis , insignia and patches
  1. I collected just P.I. items for several years at one time , BUT I never had a chance to get one of these , a Rare belt . And to make it even more exotic is for 12 gauge shotgun . I have never seen this buckle made of high content copper alloy , EVER ! Anyone have any thoughts as afr as time frame ?
  2. This is Day's Matching hat again in ARMY wool , not Forest Green !! All in top shape too !
  3. I was lucky to have picked this uniform , Hat , Belt , and Boots sometime ago for my representation of a WWI USMC Flyer . It is named to Captian K.S. Day , who was I guess was Squadron Commander , Of "C" Northern Bombing Group in WWI . What I think is unusal about it is that both the hat and the uniform are made not out of Forest Green wool , but of early Mustard Green Army wool ! The Uniform is dated 6/20/17 , so I presume early . The uniform when I got it ,did have a WWII period blue backed Bullion wing on it .This I removed knowing it was applied sometime afdter the fact and put a period Navy wing on it . Inside one of the pockets between folds was a " Navy Cross" ribbon , nobody had seemed to notice , that matched the Victory Medal ribbon that was quite well worn . And he was awarded the medal . Day went on to become a 3 star general in WWII ,again if I am correct . But anywho , its a wonderful set ! I do not think I can post any more until I am approved , so please excuse and delay .
  4. Sorry Guys , Yes Ernie Pyle was killed in the Pacific !! I made the mistake because in the grouping was several references to Ernie Pyle being killed including a pghot of a battlefield not saying where to find his body . Not thinking very deeply , I had assumed he was killed at Anzio ! Sorry about the studity . The Purple Herat is not named , but came with several article clippings talking about it , and mentioning mr. Pyle as weel , who was present when the German Bomb or shell hit the place the " correspondents" where staying , here is one that was stuck in the Purple Heart box !
  5. Recently I obtained for our collections a incredibly complete grouping of WWII Chicago Tribune War Correspondent, William Strand . It included not only multible insignia sets but also his archive , which consisted of every article he wrote during this period ,all his personal and business correspondence, and numerous other period artifacts . I most say even though we collect combat related items of Allied and Axis from both World Wars , this is one of the most complete insitu " groupings" I have ever encountered . It will take me months just to go through the paper work . William Strand , reported from North Africa, the Italian Campaign , and later even the " battle of the Bulge" . He was wounded at Anzio, and was given a Purple Heart . He was a friend of Ernie Pyle , and was there when he was killed by a German sniper .He stayed in theater for 15 months , before quiting because of fatigue , the paper not seeing fit to send a replacement ! Even his " PRESS " bag was in the lot !!. Many " Thank You's" to Sharon Griffin !!
  6. Recently I obtained for our collections a incredibly complete grouping of WWII Chicago Tribune War Correspondent, William Strand . It included not only multible insignia sets but also his archive , which consisted of every article he wrote during this period ,all his personal and business correspondence, and numerous other period artifacts . I most say even though we collect combat related items of Allied and Axis from both World Wars , this is one of the most complete insitu " groupings" I have ever encountered . It will take me months just to go through the paper work . William Strand , reported from North Africa, the Italian Campaign , and later even the " battle of the Bulge" . He was wounded at Anzio, and was given a Purple Heart . He was a friend of Ernie Pyle , and was there when he was killed by a German sniper .He stayed in theater for 15 months , before quiting because of fatigue , the paper not seeing fit to send a replacement ! Even his " PRESS " bag was in the lot !!. Many " Thank You's" to Sharon Griffin !!
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