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My British Flying helmet modified for the USAAF.

And a couple of modern Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck Helmets.

Also a couple of my Cavalry canteens.

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This is a US Navy item. These were somehow stowed on board a Navy vessel and I assume .45's were either stored in them or loaded onto this carrier then delivered to whomever would have carried one. Maybe some Navy people can explain. I have mine loaded up for realism with the older Japan Model Co. .45's. I replaced the funky grips that come on these guns with real grips. Still have a few to modify.

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By far this is no small collection. You have some really nice items, especially the helmets. I've never seen or heard of a navy pistol rack before. Nice presentation platter for 1911s I suppose! Also, the flight helmet set up is killer; They're really hard to come by in that shape anymore.

Looking for anything related to Army Ranger Battalions from World War II

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Ronnie,

You have a really good taste in militaria. Thanks for sharing.

Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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Thank you gentlemen. I suppose my collection can be called an eclectic collection at best. Just a bit all over the place. Encompassing this and that and not zeroing in on one particular item or group.

My kids finished school a couple of years back and they brought a lot of their belongings home and stuff they had borrowed from home. Many of those items ended up in my small War Room. So for the past couple of years it has been difficult to even walk in there. Bout a month ago I got in there and started cleaning stuff out and hauling it to the storage facility. Anyway it has been fun to get back in there. I have found things I totally forgot about. Been hanging out in there re-arranging it a bit. It's been fun and actually a good stress release. I'm still taking photos and adding them to this thread so keep an eye out for more goodies.

Thank you all for the kind comments.

Ronnie

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Here are some photos I took tonight. These are a few of my kind of different 1st Aid Pouches. These are just not the common issue. I find the one off or modified pieces to be interesting. I'll try to explain these pouches as best I can but I don't have a lot of answers just speculation.

The first two photos are of the aluminum trunk I keep them in along with some other Militaria. These trucks were made after the War in Japan. The General put the Japanese to work and they made some nice stuff. Many GI's brought their gear home in these trunks. I had a stand built to get mine off the floor. The photo shows the trunk and the trunk open.

Enjoy.

Ronnie

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This photo shows two reproduction first aid pouches. I show these because they are pretty nice. A friend of mine made them and although the snaps are too large the pouches themselves are outstanding. His mother taught him how to sew and he is one of the best.

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I have no explanation for this pouch. I've never seen another like it. Instead of the traditional wire hanger it has belt loops. Small belt loops at that. Who would have used this.

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Many of you have seen these around....re-enforced pouch. But why? By who. Have heard for paratroopers but I have never seen one being used by paratroopers. Seems to me to be over-build!

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I like these early war production pouches. In early 1942 there seems to have been a rush to have gear produced and so the finish on these early 42 dated pouches is not as clean as later pouches. Notice the flap is long and pointed. Later pouches began to have the top folded over a bit shorter. Just easy to recognize and know right way it is a 42 dated pouch.

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Kind of a strange modification. The wire hanger was removed and this long pin added in order to let the pouch drop down lower. I suppose to make more room.

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I know about this mod. A friend of mine who was a Medic in the late 50's and early 60's said they modified their pouches in this manner to stack one on top of the other on their belts.

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Just speculation here but this may have been rigger made for a medic or corpsman to carry more bandages combined in one pouch. Then the pouch would have been carried in his bag since there is no provision for attaching this pouch to his belt. I suppose it would have been easy to locate this pouch in his bag opposed to have bandages loose in the bag.

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The pouch on the left is just a pretty little pouch. I like the green material and the bright khaki edging. Just looks good to me. The pouch on the right is a 1910 pouch with lift the dot snaps as opposed to dot snaps or glove snaps. I don't think I have seen another. I'm sure they're out there...I just haven't seen another.

Also on the pouch on the left notice the shape of the flap. Curved. Don't see many like that either.

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This is either rigger made....saddler made....shoe shop made or just plain homemade. Looks like a 1910 but with buttons instead of snaps. Maybe it was an original that the snaps pulled out on and some Dougboy or GI modified it himself. Just another unique little pouch that caught my attention.

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Last up in the First Aid Pouches collection is this piece marked "Oakland Chapter". Maybe Oakland Chapter of the Red Cross or some other organization. I know that there were organizations that handed out sewing kits and other pieces of gear as soldiers, sailors and airmen boarded ships for overseas. This pouch just looks Navy since it is made of Blue Dungaree material.

The really unique thing are the bandages themselves. They appear to be homemade. Wrapped and tied by whatever organization handed these out.

That's pretty much it on these unique little pieces of gear.

Next up will be some .45 Mag Pouches.

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