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I put together a new themed display recently of a "Well Prepared" USAAF pilot or aircrew member. In "survival" indoctrination it always stated to be prepared , this individual took steps to assure he would have a compliment of provisions to assure his survival. This USAAF member was forced to bailout somewhere over the Philippines in the spring of 1945. He has just taken inventory of his provisions and on his person is a C-1 vest, pistol belt with two extra magazines, M1910 canteen and supplemented with a E-17 sustenance kit and Australian leg machete attached to left shin. In his left hand he retained the life vest as it may be useful to ford steams, use as a seat cushion or sleeping pad and could prove valuable to store fresh water. He has taken initial steps to have at his ready signaling means, around his neck is the ESM/1 signal mirror and in the right hand is a T-49/M-75 distress signal salvaged from the C-2 raft that was attached to his parachute harness. He has also retained articles from the raft kit that may prove valuable later such as the desalting kit, distress signals and vinylite containers. Overall he was very well prepared but he neglected to wear proper foot wear which were lost during the opening shock of the parachute (this is a cheap excuse not to invest in shoes for display purposes..haha) displayed as a back drop between the legs is the waterproof E&E pouch he is carrying containing cloth maps, drift charts and a compass.

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  • 2 weeks later...
Infantry Grunt

Man, to think that Louie Zamperini and many others lasted for so long on a raft like that. What was it, 46 days that he and two other men were on 2 rafts like that?!

 

Great display, it really captures the hardships of pilots and sea men stranded in the Pacific.

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Well, it's not a collector room, it's a QM Depot :blink:

 

Each time I look at this thread, I am really impressed by the quantity and quality of the displayed items.

 

E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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  • 4 months later...

geeez....That's amazing! Great collection! I cant believe it. No wonder there's no survival stuff out there! LOL.


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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Very nice collection of rescue equipment.

 

I like the blood chits. I had a "Wing King" in Germany who's office was lined with them. Big time collector.

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Finally got around to putting together a new display and just for Jerry a Marine aviator....so hope your happy now!

This is a representation of an "Aviator Adrift" summer of 1945 outfitted with all the new emergency equipment available at that time along with some older types.

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Outch ... I almost fell of my chair when I saw your display :wacko:

 

When will you stop to amaze us ... no, no, don't stop please, that's always a pleasure to enter your on-screen emergency room !!

 

Thanks, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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