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    NE Ohio
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    Collect WWII AAF, NavAir, USMCAir. Also collect British 51st Highland Division and Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire Regt (Pegasus Bridge). Collect a little Japanese and am presently getting into collecting Italian. Also I am an avid motorcyclist.

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  1. Not sure but I am going to supect a Williams Cleaning Bullet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williams_cleaner_bullet Tom
  2. No cushion is "correct" to the exclusion of others. All were used, mix-and-match. Use what you have and know that they are OK. Tom
  3. I do not have an original but I have seen one and the body was OD. Not sure about the other details. Tom
  4. Your friend has hit the mother lode!!! I would KILL to find a group like that!! As for the B-2 kit; they were issued empty and then filled on a local basis with the contents "customized" for local conditions. A frying pan first kit without the frying pan would not be unusual under those circumstances. Tom
  5. Bluehawk is right on. To my memory there are two to three different configurations of clerk's table-top desks and two different configurations of chaplain's desks. All are shown (?) in the Army QM catalogs reprinted by NCHS. I believe the stand-alone desk is postwar, but I've been wrong before. Tom
  6. USN instrument flying students wore these goggles. The "special" was the fact the blue lenses were included in the package. Blue was not general issue. In use, the canopy of the training plane was covered, in this case, with orange film. The student wore the blue lensed goggles. He could see the instruments, but not out the canopy. The instructor, as he was not wearing blue goggles, could see out easily. Now, come the end of the war there was little need for these goggles to train new aviators as things were winding down. Perhaps it was determined that blue lenses could be used for ano
  7. Talking to my nurse friend, I find that she is more computer literate than I thought. She is going to research some photos and send them to me. I'll send them on to you. May be a week or two, however. Tom
  8. Fraid i cannot help you there. The photos she has are from personal collections she has purchased over the years. She is not very computer literate and is lucky to be able to read email let alone send photos over the internet. Additionally, she lives about 150 miles from me. I will ask her, though, to see if she has any suggestions. Tom
  9. All this is semi-moot, however, unless publishers like Sshiffer bring out their vast selection of collector's books in Kindle format. Tom
  10. Another side of the coin. Not a bad idea! Tom
  11. All that being said, still the most common shoes worn with HBT's would be the high service shoes, surprisingly mainly with leggings. Tom
  12. I talked to my nurse friend and she dug out her photos. They showed WWII nurses wearing anything with anything! Heeled "dress" service shoes with the brown/white seersuckers. High service shoes (with or without leggings) with HBT's. Saddle shoes with seersuckers or, occasionally. HBT's. And, of course, Keds with mainly HBT's but occasionally just about anything else. She also has a photo of a nurse wearing penny loafers with her uniform. Anything with anything... Tom
  13. A friend of mine that specializes in WWII nursing has photos of them wearing black/white saddle shoes and original black Keds! Tom
  14. Even though two-buckles are shown in the late-war/postwar WAC/Nurse QM catalog, I suspect you will find nurses wearing the regular hi-top field shoes far more often than the two-buckles, which are more of a WAC thing. I think(?) WPG offers the regular field shoes. Tom
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