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I need to dig up good shots of my WW2 AAF bomber crew impression...

 

WW2 US War Correspondent:

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Field impression, an exact copy of the uniform worn by Associate Press artist Howell Dodd (yes, he wore glasses too):

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45th Division class A impression (actually, specifically, K company, 180th Infantry with full inginia to match, Bill Maudlin's old company and Regiment), I'm front row left:

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Me right after buying my 1944 Willys MB, taken for a newspaper article in 1999 when I was a 2LT in the Army for real:

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Civil War Ordnance LT, taken at Devils Den at Gettysburg, right before the re-enactment in 1998:

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Partial impression of a WW2 82nd AB Jeep driver (yep, that's my ride I'm leaning on):

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WW1 doughboy, all original except the boots, taken the previous Veteran's Day:

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Modern US Army ROTC 'Opfor' instructor (okay, I was really training ROTC kids and was an active duty Captain, so maybe I cheated a little): thumbsup.gif

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Bulge!! Brr cold!!!

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From the enemies perpective......me again.

Me and Paul Madden photo aged by Paul

 

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Classic shot of me taken with a vintage signal corp camera

 

(photo taken by Professor Joel Barnett)

 

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During the history channel episode on the 79th ID "Shootout"

 

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Week of the Eagles Fort Campbell 2007

 

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Iraq 2008

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Corpl. Cleaver

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Charlie,

 

Yet again good job on your impression.

 

I'm not sure if the leggings in the photos are cut down or if the trouser leg is just untucked makeing it look like they are cut down.

 

Tyler Cleaver

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Iraq 2008

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Great photos, one question though- the 101st eagle patch on your left shoulder, why is it purple? Is it some sort of subdued variation or just the lighting in the photo?

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Polygon,

 

That would be one of the new infra-red patches for the ACU's. I have both the desert and woodland infra-red patches for the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division. They are cool patches. thumbsup.gif

 

Heady, sorry to hear your with the screamin' chickens man.. :lol: Thanks for your service! thumbsup.gif

 

 

Regards,

FRISCAN

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Thanks Man, love your Avatar. Tyler they are cut down leggings. You can see that a lot in Combat Reels. I love them that way.

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This is my "to hell with your patrol and to hell with your war" impression.

 

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Here is the impression I did for a parade in Tallahassee, Fla. This was back in 1998. Everything you see is original, the uniform was my friend's actual uniform from the time he spent in the 82nd as a path-finder (1964-1969). The Thompson belonged to another friend of mine (this was before I was 21 and could start buying pistol caliber subguns). Enjoy.

 

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Notice the vintage bugger picking by Bill.

 

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NOTE: This is not complete yet.

Unit: 90th ID

date: September 12th 1944

Location: en route Thionville France

Situation :

Pattons army now ground to a halt, and the Germans got ready to defend Mets and the surrounding area and the 90th was called on to help.

 

On September 12th the 90th fought its way into the city of Thionville in desperate house-to-house combat, and the following day cleared that portion of the city which lay on the near side of the river. Plans were immediately formulated calling for the bridging of the Moselle at Thionville, although reconnaissance and intelligence indicated the enemy was defending the opposite banks in division strength or more and held ideal positions for defense.

 

The crossing was not made. Instead, the 90th was ordered to extend southward to the area immediately west of Metz, relieving those elements of the 5th Infantry and the 7th Armored in that area. The relief was duly effected, and the Division’s line now extended from Garche on the north along the river line south to Talange, thence in an arc westward and southward to Gravelotte. As the days passed the reason for the existence of that arc became increasingly apparent. The western approaches to Metz are ringed by an imposing circle of hills, hills which must be taken by storm if at all. On those hills were erected powerful, mutually protecting fortresses capable of withstanding unlimited aerial and artillery poundings. From the fortresses the defenders boasted of ideal observation and an open field of fire. This was the outer ring of defense. Inside that ring lay another similar arc, more powerful, if possible, than the outer. It was against the outer ring of the Metz fortification that the 90th now pressed. (taken from Division history.

pictures

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reading

Bootprints chapter 11

http://www.geocities.com/peragimus/divhischptr6.html

Impression

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Austringer,

 

If you interested in portraying U.S. 3rd Infantry Division again you can fall in with us we have a website and we're located in Savannah, Georgia. We portray Able Company of the U.S. 30th Infantry Regiment.

 

http://www.geocities.com/aco_30thir_3rdid/

 

We have one guy in McDonough, just outside of Atlanta and two in Columbus. We'll be holding a drill this Sunday on Tybee Island at Fort Screven near the Lighthouse. We'll be out there practically all day long.

 

Regards,

FRISCAN

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Unit: 90th ID

Location: Chambois France

Date: August 17-20

Situation: Will be written soon

Picture research

Do not have access to it at this time

Research:

http://www.lonesentry.com/gi_stories_bookl...ntry/index.html

http://www.geocities.com/peragimus/divhischptr5.html

Bootprints- Chapter 10

Impression

Closing the Gap- En route to Chambois

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The Fight- Road blocks around the city

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After battle- in the city

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Here is the impression I did for a parade in Tallahassee, Fla. This was back in 1998. Everything you see is original, the uniform was my friend's actual uniform from the time he spent in the 82nd as a path-finder (1964-1969). The Thompson belonged to another friend of mine (this was before I was 21 and could start buying pistol caliber subguns). Enjoy.
HOLY COW! Was that the Veteran's Day parade? If so, I was there, right up near the front of the parade in my US WW1 impression! There's a photo of me in that parade a few posts up in this thread. Heck, I never knew there were other folks in historical uniforms back there, I'd have looked for you folks!
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Great photos, one question though- the 101st eagle patch on your left shoulder, why is it purple? Is it some sort of subdued variation or just the lighting in the photo?

 

It is a theater made patch hence the weird color. Oh and I resent being called a Screaming Chicken....lmao. We do have terms like that for the Rock of the Marne Soldiers as well. But I won't go there since I was once too a Dog Face Soldier a long time ago, though I could tell you some things they did over here I don't approve of over beers one day!

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Heady

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Nice Impressions guys! I wonder how long it will be until they have Desert Storm units?

Andrew

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HOLY COW! Was that the Veteran's Day parade? If so, I was there, right up near the front of the parade in my US WW1 impression! There's a photo of me in that parade a few posts up in this thread. Heck, I never knew there were other folks in historical uniforms back there, I'd have looked for you folks!

 

 

it was the Spring Time Tallahassee parade during the 1st weekend of April. I think I've actually met you in the past at a show or something, many years ago. Great pictures of the Vets day parade. I've always like the weapons of WW1, I used to have a 08/15, 1910 Maxim and a 1914 Hotckiss.

 

Jason

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Nice Impressions guys! I wonder how long it will be until they have Desert Storm units?

Andrew

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Looks like we have one already, see the Desert Storm impression earlier in the thread.

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Looks like we have one already, see the Desert Storm impression earlier in the thread.

LOL, that was me... ;) .

Andrew

 

Just Kidding

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I was at Military Odyssey in the UK at the week and took some photos of my RT Viper impression circa 70/71, I dont have any camo paint on yet as we were just walking to the Kingbee when we took these :rolleyes:

 

Full gear

http://www.modernforces.com/rt_viper_fullgear.htm

 

Just the uniform which has some interesting period mods and was found in a rag store about 15 years ago

http://www.modernforces.com/rt_viper_uniform.htm

 

 

enjoy

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This is a photo of an Italian friend representing FSSF in Southern France.

Photos taken in Cannes 08.24.08.

I thought id share these since all the little details of the impression are great and typical FSSF in France!

 

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dogface1944!!!

 

Do you know a magazine named "Militaria Magazine" from France???

 

In one of this editions, they do a report about the fssf with reenactors. Do you know this group???

 

Regards

 

Capazo

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Do you know a magazine named "Militaria Magazine" from France???

In one of this editions, they do a report about the fssf with reenactors. Do you know this group??? Regards Capazo

 

Hello are you referring to the 1994 article by Jon Gawne or the 2004 article by fred brega ? If 2004, yes i know them, they are all friends. It is not an acting assn, the group was just put together for the occasion... anything special you would like to know about the article/group ? We are now working on a serious group here...

check my article here:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ind...showtopic=16904

 

other photos here:

 

http://www.normandy.it/Mont%20Meras%20fssf.htm

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I was at Military Odyssey in the UK at the week and took some photos of my RT Viper impression circa 70/71, I dont have any camo paint on yet as we were just walking to the Kingbee when we took these :rolleyes:

 

Full gear

http://www.modernforces.com/rt_viper_fullgear.htm

 

Just the uniform which has some interesting period mods and was found in a rag store about 15 years ago

http://www.modernforces.com/rt_viper_uniform.htm

enjoy

 

The bandoleer in the hem of the jacket is something I've not seen before. Interesting piece.

 

What's the square pouch under the rucksack?

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