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The George King Collection


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The following items are all from my father's collection. He has been collecting for over 45 years. He himself is a Ex-Paratrooper having served in the Parachute Regiment. He also served alongside the USMC in Iceland.

 

First up we have a Airborne folding stretcher/litter. Folded.

 

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M42 Jump Suit worn by 20614263 Rex M Stegall. Medical Detachment 504th Parachute Infantry.

 

This is the very jump suit Stegall was wearing for Sicily. He landed on the roof of a farmhouse and broke his leg. He was briefly a POW before being picked up again by Allied Forces.

 

Jacket is stencilled on the chest with his name.

 

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Jump pants have be reinforced on the pockets with very heavy duty white thread. This was an early form of reinforcement and common for Sicily.

 

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