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Just went through this entire thread form beginning to end. Very nice to see the changes and the awesome items you have in your collection. Something to admire and strive to achive. With all of the kids gone now, I want to start collecting WWII militaria. My wife has agreed that I can take over one of the spare rooms and make it into a display room. It's empty now, and will take quite awhile before I have anything of substance, but looking at the displays on this forum is a great incentive for me! Now, if I can only determine what I really want to collect... :think:

 

Thank you,

 

JD

Collecting WWII USAAF Militaria and a Few WWII Vehicles Along the Way


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EllesBelles

 

Hi!

You really have a fantastic collection, but I am particularly interested in 2nd Lt. Ralph G. Hodgson Jr and his crew because, the Navigator, 2nd Lt. Richard F Hackel, is my uncle. I have been researching his service during the war for several years, so this was very exciting to come across! Are the pics in this display of the actual crew? Do you have any additional information on this crew you may be able to share with me?

Thanks!

Ellen

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unbelievable uniforms!! I really like the framed airborne patches with photos behind them. Well presented.

I SEARCH FOR, RESEARCH, AND PRESERVE WWII USMC COMBAT GROUPINGS; NAMED AND PATCHED BLUES AND ALPHA UNIFORMS; MEDALS; SWORDS; AND CLASS RINGS FROM THE CITADEL MILITARY COLLEGE IN CHARLESTON, SC.
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Added a few new displays to the wall and changed out the WWI uniform with my 45th ID medics Ike.

 

 

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Outstanding wall!!

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Hi Stephan,

 

Me like what me sees! :w00t: A lot! Nice job!

 

Now how do you clip all your items to make those stunning pictures of yours? Photoshop?

 

I'm looking for an easy method to remove items from their background like you did in your pictures, but PS takes waayy too long and the result isn't perfect.

 

Sorry for the off topic

 

Nice collection!

 

Cheers

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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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doinworkinvans

This is exactly what I imagine when I think of my display and how I want it to look. Very nicely done!

Actively collecting:

13th USAAF uniforms and groups/medal groups!

307th BG, 5th BG, 11th BG, 42nd BG

Also looking for:

WWII Far East Air Force uniforms/groups!

Any Pacific Army Air Force Groups to 5th, 7th, 10th, 14th, 20th AAF

Collecting CBI and ATC Pacific Army Air Force groups

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USMF's custom photo resize tool:http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/229816-custom-resize-tool-exclusively-for-the-usmf/




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Many thanks, it's been a long time since i posted here last.

I do all my pics with PSP and lately with PS.

 

 

Got me a new uniform

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Ike Jacket and Cap from SSGT R-Smith

Co.K, 86th Mountain Infantry Regiment

 

Regards,

Stephan

 

 

 

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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I just love this one.

 

Your whole collection is a great display of American Military History and your ribbons on the uniforms are all in the correct order of precedence.

Interested in military buttons and insignia

 

Always remember our Girls and Boys in Uniform - Past and Present..

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I just love this one.

 

Your whole collection is a great display of American Military History and your ribbons on the uniforms are all in the correct order of precedence.

 

 

 

Many Thanks !!!

 

 

 

Found me this nice C 4-23rd Infantry, 172nd Infantry Brigade OD beret today in an antique shop where i've least expected it.

 

The flash is made of two pieces of felt.

 

 

 

Stephan

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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WWI Purple Heart to W H Mc Kee, I Company, 353rd Infantry, 89th Division.

 

Regards,

Stephan

 

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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foxcompany1944

Very nice collection!!!Where have you purchase your torso mannequins and the display case?

Note: Purchasing any WWII Axis "SOUVENIRS" brought back by U.S soldiers during the Second World War! Please contact me if you currently withhold such items and are interested in parting with them, I can be contacted via Email at daniel_1975@iCloud.com ?

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Very nice collection!!!Where have you purchase your torso mannequins and the display case?

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

I think i've bought the torsos at a fleamarket and the display is from a furniture store in Germany.

 

 

 

Stephan

"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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That is a very impressive display. Is the MOH real?

 

Yes it is a original one. Not named though.

 

 

 

Stephan

"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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WWII Silver Star named to R-L-Elliott

 

 

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"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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As always, these look so nice! You do great work!!!

"There is no such thing as an expert, only students with different levels of education."

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foxcompany1944

where did you get your display case?

Note: Purchasing any WWII Axis "SOUVENIRS" brought back by U.S soldiers during the Second World War! Please contact me if you currently withhold such items and are interested in parting with them, I can be contacted via Email at daniel_1975@iCloud.com ?

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Backtheattack

Nice display of a collection. It needs only a part of a room and ideas and it will work, have the same problems with less place for the collection.

 

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