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I can't add much that doesn't repeat what has already been said; SUPER grouping!

 

As Allan said, the photo showing the trooper with the badged up M42 jacket is fascinating by itself :thumbsup:

 

Will

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I have more photos of guys in their M-42 but can't get my hands on them right now. Thanks for all the comments. Still would like to know if anyone has more info about this man, the Free French insignia/sweetheart pin and the skull and crossbones.

 

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TFH I had that album in my hands and was given photos from it.

They didn’t want to sell it at the time.

How did it surface?

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Did you get his packaged Purple Hearts?

He had several that were sent to him and they were all in the original package for just after the war.

He also had a P38 with capture papers.

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Great grouping! I always like hearing about your exploits approaching strangers! 

Hunt

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It's only been 19 years since this thread was first published and I am STILL waiting for TOMV or anyone else to show me all of those photos of the 17th A/B patch being worn on Operation Varsity. :lol:

Allan

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I have made digs in my collection and have found them : 92 pics, mainly negatives. The most part was realized in occupation duty, during summer 1945, some are realized after this gentleman was transferred to the 82nd AB. But no one are realized during Varsity.

I have a lot of pics from the 17th but no one shows the 17th SSI !

Richard

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19 hours ago, TFH said:

I am fortunate to have the major part of his photo album in my collection !

So you don’t have the actual physical photo album?

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TFH,

Are there pictures of Germany where piles of people’s belongings are in the street? 

I don't remember that !

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I have also this pic in my negatives.

It is a nice grouping. I collect only 17th Airborne items for more than 25 years ... and of course I have groupings like this one but I love yours. There is always something different that make it interesting from the over one ?

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That picture is one of several where there is furniture and personal belongings put on the street.

I wonder why everyone put there things out like that?

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