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Looking at WW2-era vehicles for sale when I came across this one that's for sale in Missouri.......only $135,000. Yikes!

 

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Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Looks like someone put the top of a bus on a DUKW! I wonder if it worked out?

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

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RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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House boat........... :blink::blush:

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Or is it a love boat? :lol::blink:

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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Folks, that is the lessor known "All Weather DUKW" modification kit.

 

One wonders if it was top heavy in the water, or prone to being blown by the wind.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Thats one UGLY DUKW-ling

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Here's the question of the day: Is it worth trying to restore it?

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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Restore to what? A DUKW or a school bus?

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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Ya know, restore it to it's original wartime appearance! This one below is a perfect example! HaHa! B)

 

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Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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The biggest collection of WWII DUKW in the world is over in Wisconsin Dell's. They have a fleet of them they maintain with surplus original parts. Also near the maintenance shop are junk DUKWs all over they keep on hand. They are a blast to go on a ride tour in through the river , down the roads and in the woods!

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Actually, some of them continued on in government service with the Civil Defense units.

 

I believe that there is one in Minnesota right now which the City of St Paul apparently had for use in inspecting reservoirs.

 

Something like that anyway, or so I have been told.

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I believe you can go on DUKW rides in Branson, MO.

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You guys got it all wrong...it's a ZAV (zombie apocolypse vehicle ).

"I fear all we have done was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve". Vice Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

 

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Boston has them too....Boston Duck Tours....kinda neat to ride in em...I think Baltimore has/had them too...cool that there are so many still in service....

Right on! That continued use is likely the only thing that has kept the majority from simply being cut up and scrapped years and years ago.

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I believe you can go on DUKW rides in Branson, MO.

 

I was part of a group that took a trip to Branson earlier this year and part of the trip was called "Ride the DUKWs". They have a fleet of about 10 that the drive through a tour path which includes about 15 minutes in the nearby lake. An added bonus they usually let a few of the passengers drive them for a minute or so. It was pretty fun for everyone but even more so for the avid history buff.

Interested in items related to:

-Amarillo A.A.F. / Amarillo Air Force Base

-Military instillations located in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas.

-"F" Company, 142nd Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division (Texas National Guard)

-413th Civil Affairs Battalion (USAR)

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In Memoriam:

CSM Juan H. Hernandez - U.S. Army WWII, Korea, Vietnam

RM1c William C. Denney - U.S.S. McDermut (DD-677) Korea

 

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Do you or anyone know what happened to this ugly duckling? I kind of like it.lol

Is it for sale?

I'm looking for a Dukw unrestored driver and swimmer not to expensive?

Anyone have one or know of one possibly for sale or any possible leads. Greatly appreciate any help!! Please take a minute to help me. Any auctions comming up with one? Thanks Paul

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