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Any more, as we get closer to the 70th anniversary.

 

-Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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I've had a D-Day mannequin display for my home office in the works for well over two years now... Just other "obsessions" keep getting in the way of me finishing it. I now have all components/items needed (mannequin + equipment/uniform), I just need to purchase a sturdier, metal, stand to support the weight of all the gear he will be wearing.

 

I had *hoped* to have him completed and ready for display by Friday (the 70th anniversary) but it appears he'll have to wait another month or so.

 

He is a private in the 29th ID and his helmet was screenused from "Saving Private Ryan" and is in VERY good condition. The majority of his uniform, except the vest and M41, are all 100% genuine surplus.

 

In the meantime, here's a few pics as a "preview" as he's not quite ready:

 

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Misc gear and inert ammunition:

 

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As a side, my wife and I are attending the 70th Anniversary celebration(s) Friday at the National World War II Museum here in New Orleans. :)

 

 

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My contribution- one of my favorites.

Ike jacket, box & photo of Michael Safka, Co D of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division. His regiment was one of the first on the beach, and he won the bronze star for running ammunition to the front lines under heavy and concentrated fire.

 

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Here are some of my items....

 

First off is John Young. He was in the 44th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. On 6 June 1944, Young landed at Utah Beach with his unit, then later fought in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge.

 

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Next is James Hemple. He was in Headquarters Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Divsion. A veteran of the MTO, his unit was later one of the first to land at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. And served in the rest of the Big Red Ones campaigns unscathed. He had received the Silver Star and 2 Bronze Stars during WWII.

 

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Lastly, here is Edward McDonnell. He was in the navy, he went aboard the USS Henrico soon before the Normandy Invasion. His ship on June 6, landed troops of the 1st Infantry Division onto Omaha Beach. As the fighting went on, the ship received casualties from the beach.

 

Later, his ship was moved to participate in the Invasion of Southern France and later Okinawa.

 

It was during the Battle of Okinawa, where McDonnell was killed by a Kamikaze that hit his ship on April 2, 1945.

 

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LETS SEE SOME MORE EVERYONE. ITS THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY!

Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG
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