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Unusual paratrooper song sheet......

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Daniel G Harries 517th PRCT Ardennes/Rhine Crossing

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Small paperwork grouping to a 17thA/B glider rider.....

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Daniel G Harries 517th PRCT Ardennes/Rhine Crossing

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Glider qulification certificate July 18th 1944.......

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Daniel G Harries 517th PRCT Ardennes/Rhine Crossing

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Talon from above....

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Since we are remembering the invasion of Normandy here is the invasion currency issued to troops prior to departure.....517th

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Hey, Just bought this pillow case online, I want to know if you have ever found one like this for your WWII Paratrooper room. Let me know how you like it. I posted this on NEW ACQUISTIONS page. I am so proud of this. I collect WWII Stuff and I am trying to get started in reenacting since my grandfather was a Combat Engineer in WWII. Also, My wife's grandfather, basically my grandfather-in law, was a Paratrooper during WWII For the 82nd AB. I am going to frame this and make sure the fringes are hidden so it looks like a shirt or flag.

Let me know how you like this. I only paid $25 for this.

Thank you!

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To cmjordan77: Very nice piece, good price,a bargain,have not seen that type before.There were lots of different styles made, but please dont try to hide the fringe and make it something its not,these were very popular items sent home to friends and family or just kept as souvenirs, so just display it as is and enjoy. Here are some of mine....517th

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If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for each of these?

Was $25 a good deal?

The shirt Skip Muck from Band of Brothers (The old picture from 1944) had on looks like the pillow case I have.

Except his shirt only had 1 paratrooper, the pillowcase has multiple.

 

Thank you!

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If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for each of these?

Was $25 a good deal?

The shirt Skip Muck from Band of Brothers (The old picture from 1944) had on looks like the pillow case I have.

Except his shirt only had 1 paratrooper, the pillowcase has multiple.

 

Thank you!

 

$25 was a good deal,cant remember what i paid for mine,but i am sure it was more than yours....517th


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Ike jacket ID`d to a 327th glider rider.....

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A paratrooper training manual/log with his required five jump record.....

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Infantry paratrooper cap patch.....

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Hi 517th, have you posted the sponge rubber soled experimental boots yet, they would be nice to see.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

 

p.s. I think you lost a penny on the bedroom floor when you and Rachel were last here, don't forget to

pick it up from me next time your visiting. I think that was about what you were paying for M-42 jump

jackets all those years back when you started collecting at the end of the war, wish I had been around

back there when you started collecting.


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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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One thing to remember Lewis, i will never be as old as you. Talking of old, how is your eyesight,if you look through the pages you may come across the boots you mentioned and they cost more than a penny. :lol:

Still waiting for you to post all these pictures you took recently.....517th


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A rare rigger pouch worn on a pistol belt, holds extra ammo, M1 or Carbine clips.......517th

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Does anybody have a pair of these. Colt .45 plexiglass pistol grips, these came to me as part of a Glider Rider`s estate. Found out later that they were very popular fitted with a picture of a sweetheart or wife or even a pin up underneath the grip.

Brought back a bit of home and sanity in amongst death and insanity....517th

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Does anybody have a pair of these. Colt .45 plexiglass pistol grips, these came to me as part of a Glider Rider`s estate. Found out later that they were very popular fitted with a picture of a sweetheart or wife or even a pin up underneath the grip.

Brought back a bit of home and sanity in amongst death and insanity....517th

 

At least one other forummember has a .45 fitted with girls' pictures underneath similar plexi grips. I will leav it up to him to show his pistol or not...

It was not very common, but done from time to time...

 

Johan


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Thanks Johan, look forward to that....517th


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Very cool! I've never seen or heard about these grips before! I would love to see pics of the other members gun.

J.D.


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**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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You have a great collection, real quality items.

I really like your airborne jackets.


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I refered this topic to the other user and he will post pictures of his .45 in this topic...


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Hi All, and thanks Johan

 

I just appreciate to see those grips in your collection as they look exactly the same as those I found on the 45 near Brest Years ago.

 

The following 45 was found in late 80's in tal Ar Groaz on the Crozon Peninsula south of Brest. The area of fighting was of 121st Rgt, 8th infantry division, but the 15th cav group (TFA) also spent some time in the area before the 8th division launched its attack with heavy losses on Sept 15th 16th 1944. At the time of the finding, the 45 was blocked in a Polish Radom Holster...

 

Needless to say the 45 has passed by the Saint Etienne Manufactory of guns for a few cuts pinch.gifcrying.gif

 

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In memory of S/Sgt Sherwood H. Hallman (PA) F co, 175th Rgt, 29th division, BSM, PH w/olc (wounded in action june 8th in Normandy), MEDAL OF HONOR for action at Ilioc farm, Plouzané Sept 11 1944, KIA near Fort Keranroux, Brest Sept 14 1944. His son Sherwood Hallman II wearing the Medal. All my love to my adoptive family in Pennsylvania USA and to all my veteran friends.
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That is a beautiful pistol, looks like the twp girls are different people think.gifnaughty.gif I personally would stick with the one he took a pic with. lol I think its cool also that the pic of the man in the grip is more than likely the owner of your gun!!!!


Brandon Sivek "God Bless Texas, and these United States"

 

 

 

 

 

In loving memory: Great Cousin 2nd Lt. Louis E. Machala, B-17 Pilot

2nd Air Force, 331st BG, 461st BS

Killed near Glenrock, WY on Feb. 25, 1943 during night time practice bombing

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WW2 ARMY AIR FORCE FLIGHT GEAR

 

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