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Well I already found my dream item this year (USMC Para knife) but would take any good USMC item.

You are his witness now, without a witness, they just disappear!

Quote from the movie TAKING CHANCE 2009

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my dream sheet:

 

KRAG Bowie bladed bayonet at the swap meet for $30

 

Early WWI canteen with smooth cap with ring & chain and original engraved art work for $10 - $20 at the swap meet or at Goodwill

 

Grandpa's old war souvineers / war trophies German helmets & bayonets & Mausers at a yard sale

 

original ARVN Ranger painted helmet at the swap meet someday

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I've been lucky enough to find some pieces I would consider grails. The one thing i want is unattainable, and thats my Grandfathers uniform from his time in the PTO in WWII. I know thats gone because he used it to paint in and it was thrown out a long time ago!

 

I do however dream about getting either an ID'd Chaplain uniform from WWII (preferrebly a Detroit area one) or a Chaplains marked helmet.

Always looking for named items from Detroit area Vets!

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I flip back and forth in my head over different "dream" pieces. Right now, I really want to add a named 1st ranger Ike/class A jacket with a Ranger scroll on both sholders to my collection.

 

- Jake

Collecting World War II Army Ranger gear and documentation.

Rangers Lead the Way!

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A mint, all original fully working WW2 US jeep

Why run when you can walk...Why walk when you can stand...Why stand when you can sit...Why sit when you can lie down..Why lie down when you can sleep...

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Id'd Fourth Fighter Group uniform grouping, complete with patched A-2!

 

Wow Paul !! that really would be the ultimate for you wouldnt it ???

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Id'd Fourth Fighter Group uniform grouping, complete with patched A-2!

I'd bet that one is possible. Probably not from the "name" 4th pilots, but there were a lot of pilots in the 4th. Seems like I recall JDK having a uniform group that belonged to a 4th fighter group ace.

 

I've collected all the 4th FG books I can find over the years. Just recently I got an original copy of 1000 Destroyed. Cost very little. Turned out to have belonged to a 4th FG ground crewman. Not Gentiles Mustang, but its something :)

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