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This impression is based on some newspaper clippings from a February 1945 issue of "The Guidon". The Guidon was the Ft Riley newspaper. The article shows 2 photos of mounted troopers wearing gas masks and 43 jackets.The newspaper is too brittle to scan so you will have to make do with my effort. One of the men in the pictures is clearly wearing his water bottle on his cartridge belt. Other than the gas mask and new combat jacket the trooper looks as he would have in late 1942. Shortened M1 bayonets are worn but i fogot to pull mine out of the trunk. The unit is IDed as 1st Sqn,1st Training Regiment.

 

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BowlofRice

Hey guys!

I don't really re-enact (I live in Toronto, Canada, the few reenacting units nearby don't really interest me), but nevertheless I do like trying on the uniforms in my collection.

Here's one of my impressions, an Army Air Force Pvt. circa 1942. Ignore the shoes, everything else is authentic. Feel free to critique! (I know I'm a bit fat, but I'm working on that. As well as finding correct shoes.)

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Here is my impression. Corporal of the U.S 32nd Infantry Division, 128th Infantry Regiment, Company B. 1918, Alsace. The group photos were taken at Rockford, IL in April. Shows my old gear when I was doing a standard Rifleman. I now only have the haversack, Squad leader pouch, and "souvenirs" on my haversack since then. Enjoy!

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My WWII camera gear...so far. Speed Graphic, Bell and Howell 70 16mm, GE light meter, Kodak 35 ided to a sgt in artillery Europe and last a Cine Kodak Magazine 16mm NAVY marked.

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General Patton checks his camera while conferring with a 503rd MP Battalion First Sergeant prior to heading to the front lines to observe the 3rd Army advance during the Lorraine Campaign in September of 1944. Denny Hair as General George S. Patton and myself as the 503rd MP Bn 1SG. This photo was taken at the Midway Village WWII event in September of 2014 in Rockford Illinois.

 

Wayne

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Here's a photo from 3rd Army Historical Society's School of the Soldier this past weekend. A Captain leads the defense of a perimeter...

 

A special thanks to Ray175INF for the Schleuter helmet shell and Johnny Costino for the Hawley Liner.

 

Wayne

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The location is the Museum of 20th Century Warfare at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park in Indiana. Every year they have the boyscouts come out to help improve the trench system a bit more. It's a protected site so no digging, so they have to build above ground and backfill. It really looks awesome.

I love the location, so neat to have a place to shoot that looks the part!

 

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Here is another shot of the 2015 School of the Soldier at the Museum of 20th Century Warfare, Fort Ben Harrison State park, Indiana showing trench clearing operations. The entire complex has trenches, bunkers and hidey holes built in.

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