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I received this grouping from the granddaughter of Colonel Joseph W. Morgan, who served with the New York 107th Infantry Regiment (originally the 7th Regiment), which was redesignated the 207th Coast Artillery Regiment in 1940. The unit went on to take part in the Normandy landings. Some items had already been sent to the Nat'l WWII Museum in New orleans, which included some items from Dachau, and "two fezes"...which might have been SS Fezes. Here's Colonel Morgan as a young Lt.:

 

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

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..and a gas mask bag, with a filter and inside is the anti-dim canister. There was also a more modern gasmask hood (M17 series), which is kind of unique in that it has a zipper up the front...not sure I'd like to depend on that to block NBC!

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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...and two pairs of leggings, which are undated, but with different markings:

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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...There's also a Luftschutz gladiator helmet...the liner is there but dry, and it has some minor dingers in the back but overall pretty nice....the Volksgasmask on the other hand has some severe heat damage to it....

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Finally, a pennant roughly three feet in length...the top edge was made for a small pole, but it looks like the fabric was torn down the seam.....there's also a Party armband with the RZM label intact, two unissued Partei-Bereitschaft armbands, and an unissued Volksturm armband. The Hitler Youth buckle is in good shape, and is maker marked RZM/42 on the reverse. The family has some other pictures and information they'll be sending later...

 

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
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Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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Very interesting collection of bring back was this all he brought back or did other things go to other places

 

The WWII Museum got two fezes, a comb taken from Dachau, a spoon with some sort of swastika..some Hitler postcards, a headset (?), a regimental history and some sort of paper about the liberation of concentration camps. I'm not sure if she took pictures of those items before she sent them down there or not....

 

 

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Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

"Poor is the nation that has no Heroes...shameful is the one having them that forgets."

The Miami Valley Military History Museum: http://www.mvmhm.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Miami-Valley-Military-History-Museum/111268115594349
Official Partner of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration: www.vietnamwar50th.com
Official Partner of the United States of America World War I Centennial: www.worldwar1centennial.org

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..and a gas mask bag, with a filter and inside is the anti-dim canister. There was also a more modern gasmask hood (M17 series), which is kind of unique in that it has a zipper up the front...not sure I'd like to depend on that to block NBC!

The M-17 is just the cover that goes over the actual mask. It was part of the total NBC (MOPP) suit.

"They'd rather be alive than free; poor dumb bastards."

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