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    All aspects of Military History, General History. Collecting periods WWII though the early 1970s. Model dioramas etc, all sorts of related stuff actually.

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  1. Love the old Tamiya kits, reminds me of when I first started, Christmas 73, I went out of my way to look and buy a Tamiya 1973 Catalog just to reminisce (Bought a 1978 one too).
  2. Yes, but is it an old Tamiya kit, these are still sold these old ones, meaning they still make them.
  3. From the TIOH The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 16 June 1965. It was amended to be manufactured and worn in pairs on 11 April 1966.
  4. It took me awhile to find those picture with Stamped USAF in it. I'm thinking to remove the master sergeant patches so i can use this regulary. What are you think of it? And do you have another picture? Anyway, Thank your for sharing !! Don't have any other photos of this type now. As far as doing what is called Striping, What can I say other than it would be ruining a original early 60s period field jacket , which is in excellent condition.
  5. Your Jacket will be one worn in the early-sh mid-sh 60s, Of note is the Black on White stamped chest tapes, the one on the left simply stamped U S A F, this was just before the Air Force adopted the now familiar White on Blue U.S. AIR FORCE and NAME tapes. Here's an example of these type tapes being worn in this period, a 1964 photo of a Air Force Paratrooper, a Combat Controller out west somewhere after making a jump.
  6. https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/36062-picture-usmc-helmet-cover-with-unusual-ega/ https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/149216-ega-stencilled-usmc-mitchell-cover/&tab=comments#comment-1161912
  7. An interesting photo, that one GI with no insignia is most anomalous. One more thing I noticed is they're all wearing the Khaki Shirt instead of the OD Wool one, worn as a unit in formation, this will be rare, so far seen the Khaki shirt under the coat and later IKEs by either EMs on leave or after discharge.
  8. And it will date before 1968, a scroll with unit motto was added in June 1968, it's clutch backs but a shot of the back will tell us what time period in the 50s-60s. The amended DI with scroll.
  9. Going with my preference to post Informal Portraits of men wearing helmets, let me add this one, one William Orme, Arkansas,, I guess on a transport out of NYC or still dockside, the markings probably are some kind of control codes/markings from the New York Port of Embarkation. Orme, Infantry, was on his his way to England, here he will be assigned Co H 175th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, D-Day to VE-Day. Photo sometime in early April 44 would be my guess (says he was in his unit two months before D-Day). I,m not sure if every man that was on a troopship had their helmets marked like thi
  10. Has This Been Posted Before? https://www.med-dept.com/articles/u-s-army-ww2-dog-tags/
  11. Wrong site Zach, you must post it over at our sister site World Militaria Forum, REAL OR WHAT? forum. when you do it over there, you must take close up photos of the inside around the back curtain of helmet, this is where the Germans stamped their helmets.
  12. With a burlap cover would be a late 50s, very early 60s one before the leaf pattern cover, or could very well be a National Guard or a Reserves worn one, seeing these latter organizations except in very very rare examples (like we recently found, the 40th Armored Division in California) did not have the leaf pattern covers till at least 1970-71. Here's a Regular Army GI at Ft Benning Infantry school circa 1958
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