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  1. Thank you for the links and leads everyone. Does anyone know if any museums have any Mitchell motion picture cameras on display? Are there any Hollywood related museums that have movie cameras on display?
  2. Are there any American museums that have WWII era still and motion picture cameras on display? I am particularly interested in those used by Combat Cameramen in all the armed services during WWII such as Speed Graphics, Bell & Howells, Eyemos and Mitchell cameras.
  3. Osprey Publishing presents: OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES 1942-45 The World War II Origins of the CIA Written by Eugene Liptak Illustrated by Richard Hook http://www.ospreypublishing.com/store/Offi...5_9781846034633 The first concise history of the OSS fully illustrated with 40 photographs and eight pages of color plates. Available this August wherever Osprey books are sold.
  4. How many color pictures of still and motion picture cameras used by the Signal Corps are there in this book? Can somebody please give me a quick rundown of the types of cameras shown in the book?
  5. How much coverage does this book give to the film and still cameras used by the Signal Corps? Any Eyemos, Mitchells, and Speed Graphics shown? Thanks. GI Gene
  6. A belated thank you for the pictures an info. They were a big help. GI Gene
  7. Does anyone have any pictures of anyone, including General Alexander Patch, wearing a US Seventh Army patch during WWII? Its has a unique shape, and I would like to please see it being worn for scale purposes. Thanks, GI Gene
  8. What color were the foam jump helmets that SOE and OSS agents wore when they parachuted into enemy territory? In the movie Charlotte Grey, they are green, but is that accurate? They also wore canvas overboots and gauntlets. Were they brown, or a different color entirely?
  9. Hi, Does anybody have any color photos of a 1940's era Recordak Model C Microfilm Reader? It was used by the OSS to read microfilm sent from their overseas bases. Are there any surviving examples today? Many thanks. Cheers, GI Gene
  10. I'm trying to find photos (color would be a plus) of the Mitchell motion picture camera that was used by the OSS Field Photo Unit and by other combat photographers in WWII. Are there any good books out there about the motion picture cameras used by the US in WWII? Thank you. Cheers, GI Gene
  11. I am currently writing a book about the OSS for Osprey Publishing. One key component of this book will be the weapons that were used by OSS personnel. This includes the model of the Sikes-Fairbairn Knife that was exclusively issued to the OSS. I've read that its blade was thin and many of its tips broke off. I would like to hear how OSS personnel used in the field, even if it was only used to open ration cans. All who submit accounts will be kept anonymous, and will not be mentioned by name in the book. If you can help, please email me at Historybooks76@Hotmail.com or send me a letter to: Gene Liptak PO Box 36841 Tucson, AZ 85740 Any information that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Best, GI Gene
  12. I am currently writing a book about the OSS for Osprey Publishing. One key component of this book will be the weapons that were used by OSS personnel. This includes standard issue weapons like Carbines, Thompsons, and Springfields, and special weapons like the HiStandard Silenced Pistol and the Silenced M3 Grease Gun. I really would like to know how they were used in the context of OSS operations, either in direct combat or supplying them to resistance groups. For any OSS veterans reading this, I would like to please know the following: Which weapons did you carry in the field? What were your likes/dislikes of its performance while conducting OSS operations? What branch were you in? (ie, SI, SO, OG, MU, etc) When and where were you in the field while conducting OSS operations? All who submit accounts will be kept anonymous, and will not be mentioned by name in the book. If you can help, please email me at Historybooks76@Hotmail.com or send me a letter to: Gene Liptak PO Box 36841 Tucson, AZ 85740 Any information that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Best, Gene
  13. Hello I'm writing a book about the Office of Strategic Services for Osprey Publishing. One section of the book will deal with the weapons they used in the field. Does anyone have any information about how OSS personnel liked or disliked the Marlin? I would be very interested in any stories about how they used it in action. Thank you. Best, GI Gene
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