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BARman,
Love your impressions, the only thing I'd change is getting rid of the blanket for your D-Day Impression. I haven't seen those carried in photographs and film of the regiment on D-Day(most probably since they were in the bed rolls they were ordered to make). They get those bedrolls and start carrying blankets again I think around D-Day +1/D-Day +2. Also most photographs and film show the 1st ID guys wearing their life preservers under the Assault Jacket and held up with twine suspenders. However you'll occasionally see them over the vests so it isn't a big deal.

schmitty4ws1,
Do you have a picture of your pack? I'm curious if you packed it according to Merril's Official Packing list? If you don't have it I'll try to get it to you.

-Josh

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BARman,

Love your impressions, the only thing I'd change is getting rid of the blanket for your D-Day Impression. I haven't seen those carried in photographs and film of the regiment on D-Day(most probably since they were in the bed rolls they were ordered to make). They get those bedrolls and start carrying blankets again I think around D-Day +1/D-Day +2. Also most photographs and film show the 1st ID guys wearing their life preservers under the Assault Jacket and held up with twine suspenders. However you'll occasionally see them over the vests so it isn't a big deal.

 

schmitty4ws1,

Do you have a picture of your pack? I'm curious if you packed it according to Merril's Official Packing list? If you don't have it I'll try to get it to you.

 

-Josh

 

 

Actually I do! Haha I was gonna post it but forgot to. I would be interested in that packing list though...

 

-Kyle

 

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Kyle,
I'll get you the packing list. They were to carry a ton of stuff(makes sense considering the mission). Though that pack is packed well enough for most impressions, looking at the packing list and at original photos it should be packed a little heavier.

Like I said I'll try to get you the packing list tomorrow.

-Josh

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schmitty4ws1

Kyle,

I'll get you the packing list. They were to carry a ton of stuff(makes sense considering the mission). Though that pack is packed well enough for most impressions, looking at the packing list and at original photos it should be packed a little heavier.

 

Like I said I'll try to get you the packing list tomorrow.

 

-Josh

Thank you though if you could get me that, that would be great! And yes I agree it should, considering the size of the packs in these pics. I just quick threw it together for pictures was all :D

 

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104th IR, 26th YD, 1917/18

 

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Hopefully the "young look" doesn't ruin the impression. Looking for any constructive criticism.

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104th IR, 26th YD, 1917/18

 

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Hopefully the "young look" doesn't ruin the impression. Looking for any constructive criticism.

For me the young look adds to it.

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104th IR, 26th YD, 1917/18

 

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Hopefully the "young look" doesn't ruin the impression. Looking for any constructive criticism.

Why would being young ruin your impression? The men we portray were 18-into their 20's.

 

As far as your impression, I think it looks good! I'm no expert on WWI US but if I'm not mistaken patches weren't sewn on until post-war. Otherwise, everything else looks very good!

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Why would being young ruin your impression? The men we portray were 18-into their 20's.

 

As far as your impression, I think it looks good! I'm no expert on WWI US but if I'm not mistaken patches weren't sewn on until post-war. Otherwise, everything else looks very good!

 

Regulation SSI's weren't, but I'm quite sure that handmade ones were seen during the late months of the war.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/99408-ww1-patches-non-bullion/

 

Thanks guys, I'm glad being underage for service (sixteen at the moment) doesn't take away from the overall impression.

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16th IR, 1st Infantry Division, Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6th June 1944

 

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551st PIB, Ardennes, January 1945

 

The only note I have is with your 551st PIB Impression. I see the bayonet on the rifle so you could probably ditch the M3. M3's were issued normally issued to Soldiers who had a weapon that didn't have a bayonet issued with it. M1903 and M1 users would have the cut down M1905E1 or M1 Bayonets by this time so the M3 wouldn't have been issued. M3's were normally issued to Soldiers with Carbines, M1, M1A1, M1928 or M3 sub Machineguns and Machinegun crews not issued the M1903 or M1 Rifle. Other than that, excellent job! You don't often see those overshoes, nor a 43 jacket over the cold weather ensemble trousers (misnamed tanker bibs).

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Corpl. Cleaver

I threw this together last week. At this point it is a generic Merrill's Marauders impression.

It has not been fully researched and narrowed down to one of the teams within the marauders.

I pulled it on to see how it looked and how it felt, this impression is not ready to be worn for an event yet.

Boots and HBT trousers are reproductions, everything else is original including haversack and pocket contents.

Questions, comments, ideas etc... are welcomed.

 

Tyler

 

 

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RIP Private Lester H. Scheaffer, 1913 - 1944. 29th Infantry Division, 175th Infantry Regiment, Company F. Killed In Action September 12th, 1944 in France

 

RIP Sergeant Elwood F. Schaeffer, 1919 - 2001. 21st Engineer Regiment (Aviation) and 824th Engineer Aviation Battalion, attached to the Army Air Force in Iceland

 

 

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redjoshman- the pic where i wear the assualt jacket was based on a pic from the book "spearheading d-day" in which i saw GI's embarking with additional blankets and some of them put blankets under the shovel. I agree that they didn't land with such a bulky arrangement of the equipment. thanks for the note on lifebelt..actually i thought a lot about that cause i saw as well lots of lifebelts under the vest but was not that sure..

 

mpguy80/08- thanks for the hint about the m3 knife.

 

and thanks a lot to you all for your appreciation!

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last 2 dudes rocked!

The marauder is 11 out of 10, you look skinny enough to have been there!

Always looking for WW2 Cavalry,Pack Mule and Constabulary horse platoon stuff.

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124cav, Thank you very much. And I won't argue with you on the skinny part, haha

RIP Private Lester H. Scheaffer, 1913 - 1944. 29th Infantry Division, 175th Infantry Regiment, Company F. Killed In Action September 12th, 1944 in France

 

RIP Sergeant Elwood F. Schaeffer, 1919 - 2001. 21st Engineer Regiment (Aviation) and 824th Engineer Aviation Battalion, attached to the Army Air Force in Iceland

 

 

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124cav, Thank you very much. And I won't argue with you on the skinny part, haha

 

 

I say its ready for wear!

 

nice work and a rarely put together impression ! that can easily double up for any ground troops in the PTO as well

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Saipan, 1944. 4th Marine Division.

 

 

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Original, WWII
P41 Jacket, UNIS marked to Ordance Co. 4th Marine Div.
M1941 Pack Upper
M1941 Pack Lower
M1941 Suspenders
Reversable Poncho
Leggings
M1 Helmet
Seamen's Paper Co. Liner
2nd Pattern Helmet Cover
US Rifle, Cal. 30, M1
M1910 Canteen and cover
3rd Pattern "dog eared" Canteen and cover
Eyeglasses
M1 Bayonet
M1910 Entrenching tool and cover
Post-War
M1923 Cartridge Belt - Greek production
P41 Trousers - Korean War
Chicken, Golden Comet,
M2012 Child
Reproductions
Boondockers - WWII Impressions
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horsecavalry
Below is a link to photos of some of my US impressions.
I've blurred the faces of the person in the photos at the link. Most photos are of me and I'm just too shy to have my goofy mug plastered all over the Internet. Some photos are of other persons wearing one of my uniforms and I wanted to respect their privacy. Thanks for understanding.
I don't have photos for every impression I can do or have done as I have often forgotten to get a photo taken when at an event or, in many cases, I have yet to scan the older, hardcopy photos from days gone by.
This selection ranges from 1872 to 1991 and includes Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine impressions. There are a number of mounted impressions as well as dismounted; trumpeter / bugler, infantry, coast artillery, and military police are included.
I found some nice, clear photos of my 1944 cavalry impression with horse and his M4 gas mask (I recall that when I tried to get him to wear the mask for a photo op, he thought it was a feedbag and wanted to nibble the mask ---- I decided I'd better not try that again).
Here's the link:
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Scott

 

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Here are two more of my 37th Division impressions. Portraying my great uncle of F/145th at a local Honor Flight. This is my Class A impression of what he would have worn before shipping off to the Pacific in May 1942. I had the honor and the privilege of meeting this 129th Regiment veteran who served in all 3 campaigns the 37th was with. The icing on the cake is that he actually knew my great uncle during the war, he told me he was surprised he made it out.

 

My other impression is of my great uncle when he was a machine gun squad leader in Manila in February 1945. I'm currently working on my New Georgia and Bougainville impressions, as he was a machine gunner in both of those campaigns. Thankfully I've been able to find a 1917A1 to borrow for when I do it. Will post those impressions when they're completed.

 

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Here are two more of my 37th Division impressions. Portraying my great uncle of F/145th at a local Honor Flight. This is my Class A impression of what he would have worn before shipping off to the Pacific in May 1942. I had the honor and the privilege of meeting this 129th Regiment veteran who served in all 3 campaigns the 37th was with. The icing on the cake is that he actually knew my great uncle during the war, he told me he was surprised he made it out.

 

My other impression is of my great uncle when he was a machine gun squad leader in Manila in February 1945. I'm currently working on my New Georgia and Bougainville impressions, as he was a machine gunner in both of those campaigns. Thankfully I've been able to find a 1917A1 to borrow for when I do it. Will post those impressions when they're completed.

 

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A very interesting choice of background, La Ciudadela de Intramuros no doubt.

 

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A very interesting choice of background, La Ciudadela de Intramuros no doubt.

 

Intramuros no

 

This was at a local museum that I volunteer at. I did presentations for a school group that day and that was probably the best backdrop there. It was the closest I could get to the huge post office that F/145th fought at in Intramuros.

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This was at a local museum that I volunteer at. I did presentations for a school group that day and that was probably the best backdrop there. It was the closest I could get to the huge post office that F/145th fought at in Intramuros.

Too bad you couldn't of spread some debris around, Intramuros as we know was unfortunately quite the pile heap during the battle, it's once mighty walls pocked marked and all.

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Too bad you couldn't of spread some debris around, Intramuros as we know was unfortunately quite the pile heap during the battle, it's once mighty walls pocked marked and all.

 

I'm well aware....

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Hey 2nd Div, how come your not wearing the 37th Div patch, according to this painting of the Battle of Manila it was worn by the Buckeyes :lol:

 

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He is wearing the 37th division patch on his Class A's? The Buckeyes are the 37th Division? Unless I am missing something.
Wearing SSI on HBT's was not seen that often as it was a fatigue uniform.

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