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  1. If this is in Germany, that would make the helmet as being used by judges / referees in field maneuvers. The standard German / Bundeswehr use is a white armband or band on the hat or helmet and I'd think the US Army would adopt it for joint maneuvers etc. At least, that's what I suspect is the reason for them.
  2. Some more details on these photos. The top one appears to be a US display for public consumption of German technology on a flatbed truck trailer. The first item is a model of a Wasserfall W-5 of W-10 surface to air missile. It has to be a model because the actual missile is far larger. The next item, the "mushroom on a cone" is a V-2 rocket motor. I'd bet it is the real thing. I can't make the other three items out clearly enough to identify them for sure. The next set of photographs, six in all I believe, are likely taken at Elgin AFB in Florida. Whi
  3. Hey... I registered because someone put some pictures up of US guided bombs from the VB series and I thought I'd add some information seeing as how I was writing a book on advanced technology in WW 2, mostly having gotten tired of the "Germany had the greatest (fill in the blank)" nonsense. While not a collector, I think my value as a contributor is I can often identify and give far more background to items that others have. For example, some years ago, a Belgian found a dog tag in the Ardennes belonging to a US soldier. From that tag he had posted up, I found the man's rel
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