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18 hours ago, mikie said:

Strange constellation there. Probably not a good idea to wear that too close to the front lines. Any legitimate helmet to a 3-star general would be out of my budget, so I wouldn't consider buying it.

 

Any info on the helmet? 

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Hi Pieter, Rene, Mikie, here's the rest of the image, note it's dates 1959, I shared it with another friend off-forum and said it was so it could be seen from ships twenty-five miles away. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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17 hours ago, kammo-man said:

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Jim looks great in that picture!!

That SaS piece is beyond amazing!

Kinda reminds me of the Chevy SaS found in the desert in the late 80s


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Hi Owen,  here's another shot of Jim as you would have seen him around the set on his combo during ' Fury ' shoot . . .  

 

The SAS Jeep I have sent on to a friend a retired SAS officer and he has sent it up the line to the relevant museum researchers for further research.

 

oh and in reference back to our ' Ripping Yarns ' comments a few points back Jim did stunts on a television episode of  ' Ripping Yarns ' in 1977. Also note that he did stunt doubles in 1979 for both Christopher Plummer and Harrison Ford on the film ' Hanover Street ', I have the clapper board for Hanover Street on a shelf at my house. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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4 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Owen,  here's another shot of Jim as you would have seen him around the set on his combo during ' Fury ' shoot . . .  

 

The SAS Jeep I have sent on to a friend a retired SAS officer and he has sent it up the line to the relevant museum researchers for further research.

 

oh and in reference back to our ' Ripping Yarns ' comments a few points back Jim did stunts on a television episode of  ' Ripping Yarns ' in 1977. Also note that he did stunt doubles in 1979 for both Christopher Plummer and Harrison Ford on the film ' Hanover Street ', I have the clapper board for Hanover Street on a shelf at my house. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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That's an impressive resume! Wow!  He worked on Blake's 7!  By current standards, a pretty cheesy show, but I love it.  Not sure if in spite of or because of the cheese.  Avon and Vila are one of the coolest duos in Scifi.   

 

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48 minutes ago, kammo-man said:

Ripping yarns is the best work he did !!
It’s simply one of the best shows ever
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I've only seen one or two of them.  I'll need to check it out.

 

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1 hour ago, mikie said:

That's an impressive resume! Wow!  He worked on Blake's 7!  By current standards, a pretty cheesy show, but I love it.  Not sure if in spite of or because of the cheese.  Avon and Vila are one of the coolest duos in Scifi.   

 

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Hi Mikie,  here's the rest of his resume  . . . . . . . 

 

If it doesn't go live try ' copy-cut-paste ' into your browser.

 

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Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

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5 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Great shot of the admiral.

 

Love his helmet but why does someone need to see him 25 mi away?

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Hi Pieter.  sorry I was just making fun of the size of the stars, that it would be possible to see them from twenty-five miles away . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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5 hours ago, manayunkman said:

Great shot of the admiral.

 

Love his helmet but why does someone need to see him 25 mi away?

 

20 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Pieter.  sorry I was just making fun of the size of the stars, that it would be possible to see them from twenty-five miles away . . . . .

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 17  2020.

 

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20 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Pieter.  sorry I was just making fun of the size of the stars, that it would be possible to see them from twenty-five miles away . . . . .

 

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Wall of World War Two shoulder sleeve insignia . . . . . . . . . 

 

A post-war image of a Soho London pub frequented by servicemen during the war, note the wall of insignia still in place at the time, many can be seen to be American army and navy.   Hopefully something significant happened to them when the pub was eventually refurbished.  There are two soldiers wearing headwear visible in the shot, a beret on the far left and a service cap just passed mid-way to the right.  Sadly there was no information as to the name or location of the pub.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 18  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Updating photograph archive information . . . . . . 

 

Years ago I had a bunch of cloth-top two buckle overboots for sale, although all brand new old stock in excellent supple condition the paper nomenclature labels had mostly washed out due to atmospheric dampness.  I managed to save the one shown below, and today I have just added that information to this fantastic photograph I have in my archives showing this particular style of overshoes, hopefully ensuring that the label details will be retained.   

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 19  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Great picture, Ken and thanks for the added info. Here's a famous wearer. At first I thought they were special made higher editions but it appears that his boots are protruding.

 

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Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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On 8/18/2020 at 5:47 AM, kammo-man said:

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Owen, thanks for putting me on the right track.......love it............don't know how this somehow escaped my attention......

 

Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

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On 8/19/2020 at 1:19 PM, Dogsbody said:

Great picture, Ken and thanks for the added info. Here's a famous wearer. At first I thought they were special made higher editions but it appears that his boots are protruding.

 

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Hi Rene,  thanks for the image of Patton, he appears to have the four-buckle cloth top version of the overboots, and as you say his cavalry boots extending above these. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 21  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Intriguing Jeep question . . . . . . . . . .

 

shown attached is one of my Jeep reference manuals, this manual features the Willys slat grille version, what intrigues me is that the manual is dated Dec 1st 1941 and it is already marked 3rd change of build. The other part that intrigues me is that the Jeep may possibly have been sold off into the civilian market as the name written on the front is ' M.C. Roff, September 16 1943, New Jersey ' perhaps already being considered an obsolete model.

 

The manual appears to be in near perfect condition certainly so on the inside pages, maybe Mr Roff had little problem with his Jeep, and I wonder what happened to this particular Jeep.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 21  2020.

 

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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Intriguing Jeep question . . . . . . . . . .

 

shown attached is one of my Jeep reference manuals, this manual features the Willys slat grille version, what intrigues me is that the manual is dated Dec 1st 1941 and it is already marked 3rd change of build. The other part that intrigues me is that the Jeep may possibly have been sold off into the civilian market as the name written on the front is ' M.C. Roff, September 16 1943, New Jersey ' perhaps already being considered an obsolete model.

 

The manual appears to be in near perfect condition certainly so on the inside pages, maybe Mr Roff had little problem with his Jeep, and I wonder what happened to this particular Jeep.

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 21  2020.

 

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That has to be a tough manual to find.  Just a thought, but maybe the Change no. 3 refers to changes in the manual?  

 

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6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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Hi Rene,  thanks for the image of Patton, he appears to have the four-buckle cloth top version of the overboots, and as you say his cavalry boots extending above these. 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 21  2020.

 

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With all that mud and water all over the place, seems like Ike should tuck his pants into a set of those boots.  

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Strangely the first edition of TM10-1207 was published on 20 August 1941 !!

 

changes to the manual were added as vehicle had changes in production... eg the February 1942 Change 4 of the manual shows the addition of the glove box and fire extinguisher moved to driver’s side...

I guess the change 3 included some earlier changes such as different air cleaner and others...

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On 8/22/2020 at 12:29 PM, Johan Willaert said:

Strangely the first edition of TM10-1207 was published on 20 August 1941 !!

 

changes to the manual were added as vehicle had changes in production... eg the February 1942 Change 4 of the manual shows the addition of the glove box and fire extinguisher moved to driver’s side...

I guess the change 3 included some earlier changes such as different air cleaner and others...

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Reference manuals archive . . . . . . . . .

 

Hi Johan,  yes you are right its great to read the modifications shown between the different dated manuals. Here are a few of my manuals some are purely Willys, one is purely Ford GPW before they produced combined manuals for both Willys and Ford models. Note the one Willys with Russian print in the top left corner for the Jeeps they sent lend-lease to Russia. I have maintenance manuals, spares lists, and strangely spares price lists. The early Willys spares list manual show parts specifically for Willys MA models, also specifically MB models or parts that fit both models MA and MB. 

 

Most of these manuals I bought late 1970's from the owner of the first Jeep I bought, he had worked at the Austin Motor Company, UK, and he saved these manuals from being burnt along with all the other thousands of civilian and military manuals burnt when the factory closed. 

 

Not in any specific date order . . . . . . 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 23  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Reference manuals archive . . . . . . . . .

 

Attached below are un-packing manuals for crated Ford GPW's and Ford GPA's ( Seeps ), not many photographs to be seen and both vehicles only had exterior parts removed and packed, one vehicle per crate.  The unpacking manual for Dodge vehicle has more photographs as the Dodge weapons carrier and command car had more parts removed and packed two vehicles per crate. 

 

Whats interesting with the Ford GPW un-packing manual is that it uses photographs of an early Willys slat grill MB.

 

Most of these manuals I bought late 1970's from the owner of the first Jeep I bought, he had worked at the Austin Motor Company, UK, and he saved these manuals from being burnt along with all the other thousands of civilian and military manuals burnt when the factory closed. 

 

Not in any specific date order . . . . . . 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 23  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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38 minutes ago, General Apathy said:

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Reference manuals archive . . . . . . . . .

Whats interesting with the Ford GPW un-packing manual is that it uses photographs of an early Willys slat grill MB.


In a later version of the Unpacking and Assembly Instructions for the GPW a mix of standard GPW and MB can be seen on the illustrations...
One clearly shows a GPW still on the crate baseplate with a U.S.A. 20596686 S hood number which makes it a January 1945 production...

 

Great set of manuals, Ken, Thx for posting...

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2 hours ago, Johan Willaert said:


In a later version of the Unpacking and Assembly Instructions for the GPW a mix of standard GPW and MB can be seen on the illustrations...
One clearly shows a GPW still on the crate baseplate with a U.S.A. 20596686 S hood number which makes it a January 1945 production...

 

Great set of manuals, Ken, Thx for posting...

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More WWII manuals . . . . . . . 

 

Hi Johan,  thanks for adding more detail to the Jeep manual posts, and your generous comment ' great manuals ' 

 

It was always one of my ambitions to own one of these ugly looking trucks a Ford GTB model 4 x 4,  very uncommon here in Europe,  in anticipation that I might one day own one I bought this fantastic set of three unused manuals relating to the GTB, someone had bolted the three manuals together as a set. 

 

well I never managed to get one, sometimes other stuff gets in the way, as it did . . . . . . . . . . . . . we make plans, God laughs 

 

Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, August 23  2020.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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