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  1. 1 hour ago, Johan Willaert said:

     

    Great photo....

    Meanwhile work on the Jeep continues and we're actually building.... a frame on wheels today...
    Steering box and brake lines are next....

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    Hi Johan.  I'm always interested in seeing these nut and bolt level jeep builds.  Do you have it down to the point that you can assemble one blindfolded yet?

     

  2. On 10/23/2020 at 10:00 AM, kammo-man said:


    I was shooting a movie in the old Firestone factory in Los Angeles a couple of years ago.
    It was expanded during the war to obviously produce tires of every type of tire for the military.
    The factory was one of the biggest buildings I had ever been in.
    When you see and are in one of these plants it’s easy to see the manufacturing might of the US to produce war goods at will and at an unparalleled scale.


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    I came across this bit of information I thought was a good illustration of that scale of US war production..."During the sixteen years prior to 1935, the United States manufactured thirty-three tanks. Between 1935 and 1940, the nation produced 1,000 tanks. In the period 1940-1945, the Arsenal of Democracy produced 87,619 tanks, in addition to tens of thousands of other combat vehicles".

     

    Mikie

      

  3. 11 hours ago, 37thguy said:

    Here's my whole set up.  Everything is Mint/Near Mint.  Seems thats how most of these pieces show up though.

    Its hard to get good pics of everything assembled.  If anyone wants individual pics I will separate them and photograph everything separately 

     

    Also Im looking for a minty '56 canteen & cup for the canteen cover anyone can help?

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    Wow! Congrats on assembling the whole set! Not too familiar with this equipment. What is that horizontal leather strap on the ammo punches for?

  4. 1 minute ago, mikie said:

    I don't want to wash out on this recent subject, so here is my humble contribution.  I gathered up this little collection of stuff at a garage sale just before the lockdown.  All for just $6.  The staple gun and trowel are not military, but the gun works great and has been quite handy to have around.  Far as I can tell, it dates to the 1960's.  No date or other markings on the US Navy soap dish/box thingee.  I guess the trowel could be military since it is used with mortar.  

     

    Mikie

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    Forgot to mention, the flashlight still works and is a type used late war through the 1950's best I can tell.  The canteen is a 1945 Volrath.  I sure miss stopping at random garage sales and flea markets. Just never know what there is to find. Maybe someday they will return.  

  5. I don't want to wash out on this recent subject, so here is my humble contribution.  I gathered up this little collection of stuff at a garage sale just before the lockdown.  All for just $6.  The staple gun and trowel are not military, but the gun works great and has been quite handy to have around.  Far as I can tell, it dates to the 1960's.  No date or other markings on the US Navy soap dish/box thingee.  I guess the trowel could be military since it is used with mortar.  

     

    Mikie

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  6. There is quite a nice stache of shaving things here lately.  Hope nobody gets in a lather about that bad pun. Thank goodness I got that out of my system.  I just know you've been waiting for it.  

     

    Seriously, this is another area of militaria that I really haven't thought much about.  I appreciate the lessons here.

     

    Mikie

  7. 13 hours ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

    I learn something new everyday here on these forums. Great community of folks (like yourself) here who’ve created a valuable resource to newbies and old hands alike. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again..... I wish I joined sooner. 

    Glad to see you here. Lots of great things and people on the forum, but Norman D. Landing is one of my favorite places on the whole dang internet. If you haven't yet, everyone here should check out CrustyBosun's thread about his time onboard the USCG Eagle. Great stuff. 

    Mikie

  8. 3 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:

     

    Congrats... Last week my wife and I celebrated 32 years together as a couple.... Married nearly 25 years ago on a Vegas trip.... Indeed time flies...

    Happy anniversary!

  9. On 10/10/2020 at 11:30 AM, Johan Willaert said:

    A youtube clip I found by accident today...

     

    Footage from the 1989 Antwerp Liberation Parade.

    I’m on the rear deck of the Sherman Tank (wearing Brit helmet and glasses)  making sure the veteran Major Dunlop, who was a tank commander back in  September 1944 in Antwerp, doesnt fall off....

     

    31 years ago..


    https://youtu.be/w0QDg-Ct5W8

    Good job keeping him on the tank without falling off yourself.  How did the Major react to being there back on a tank for the parade? 

    Mikie 

  10. 1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Johan,

     

    Not just surplus Jeeps, Jeep trailers as well as far as the eye can see . . . . . . . . . .

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, October 12  2020.

     

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    That is what is called a whole LOT of trailers!  

  11. On 10/10/2020 at 11:30 AM, Johan Willaert said:

    A youtube clip I found by accident today...

     

    Footage from the 1989 Antwerp Liberation Parade.

    I’m on the rear deck of the Sherman Tank (wearing Brit helmet and glasses)  making sure the veteran Major Dunlop, who was a tank commander back in  September 1944 in Antwerp, doesnt fall off....

     

    31 years ago..


    https://youtu.be/w0QDg-Ct5W8

    Johan, I saw you!  Cool!  We're also just a few days away from the 31st anniversary of the really BIG Loma Prieta earthquake. Not so cool. But, my wonderful wife and I are less than 2 months shy of our 31st wedding anniversary.  Where the HECK did those years GO?????

    Mikie

  12. I spotted this book at my favorite hangout, The Recycle Bookstore.  It's signed by the author, Admiral Mendenhall.  Figured it wasn't bad for 8 bucks.  I don't see a lot of information on him online so I guess I'll need to read the book to find out more about him.  Two of my best buddies are former sub sailors, so now my problem is which one to give it to for Christmas! 

     

    Mikie 

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