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I did some driving this holiday weekend to decorate graves and see relatives. Here is what I found on few stops along the way. A civilian gas mask, in the original box, some sweetheart pieces, a group of GI belts, a named Bronze Star with ETO campaign medal, a copy of Mauldin's Star Spangled Banter 1944, Army Air Forces recruiting pamphlet 1947, a 69 dated Shorty pouch and MG oil can.

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Although the medal is a replacement, it is in the WWII box with ETO and some ribbons.

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I found the belt at the top of the photo very interesting as I had not seen one like it before.

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I had never seen a copy of Star Spangled Banter before and thought it was interesting. It is in amazing shape for it's age and has a lot of 45th division related cartoons.

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Oh man, that Bill Mauldin book is awesome!.....please keep me in mind if you ever want to part with it!!.....mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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I agree, nice Bill Mauldin book!

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Oh man, that Bill Mauldin book is awesome!.....please keep me in mind if you ever want to part with it!!.....mike

 

Nice book if it's in good shape. That's the 1944 version. There are three different books with the same title. There's the uber-rare 1941 Lousianna maneuvers one (which can costs hundreds if you can ever find one), the one in this thread, and a pamphlet version of the '44 book that was handed out to troops stateside. The latter of the two can be found on eBay if you look long enough.

Lee Bishop Formerly known as "Ratchet 5" with the 2nd Infantry Division (yes, in REAL life)

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Yeah if you ever get to Oklahoma City, visit the 45th museum there, Lots of original Bill Mauldin art work. Worth seeing. Went two years ago. Cool stuff. Lots of amour outside (that's a shame) but a good museum to visit.


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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