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Salvage Sailor

A bit dirty, will clean up nicely, but was cheap.

 

US Navy Davisville Rhode Island Seabees mirror patch. One of the more common mirror patches for the Navy.

 

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Crapoulflage Pattern?

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I don't own one of these, but I thought this was an interesting photograph of a Bell Aircraft Inspector.

 

From the photo archive site Photogrammar:

 

http://photogrammar.yale.edu/records/index.php?record=owi2001027357/PP

 

Bell Aircraft Corp. Niagara Falls, New York. Inspector on the final assembly line of Bell Airacobras

 

May 1943.

 

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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If you follow the link above, there are more photos of the employees of the Bell plant.

 

I've posted before that my Mother grew up on the family farm less than a mile south of Lake Ontario in Ransomville in the 1930's and 40's. As kid I was building a model one day and she absolutely shocked me by correctly identifying my project as a P-39. She told me about the Bell plant, and that she remembered they used to test the guns on targets out over the lake.

 

Her farm also had German POW's come out from the camp at Fort Niagara to help pick the apples at harvest time. With her brother in the South Pacific (New Guiana), it took me years to realize she had a very unique perspective on World War II.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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My mother attended Wilson High School back in the 1940's.

 

For as spread out as those farming communities were, it is surprising how interconnected they were.

 

We might be cousins!

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Biggs Field Motor Pool (it is a fun design). I would claim the patch is between (1942-pre 9/27/47). Good chance that it would be WW2.

 

On 30 June 1926 the original Biggs Field was closed and Camp Owen Beirne was renamed Biggs Field.

On 27 September 1947, Biggs Army Airfield became Biggs Air Force Base with the establishment of the United States Air Force

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Cobra 6 Actual

Just read all ten pages. The only word that comes to mind is "Impressive".

Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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