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I have had a fascination with the 29th Division, my Great Grandfather served in the 115th infantry in WW1. Thanks for the info on the 110th!

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Scottz63

This is my favorite piece. WW1 revolver ammo pouch. Unit and soldier marked. Marked with Machine Gun section of D company, 308th Regiment, 78th Infantry Division. It is also marked lightly with an ASN # and a Soldier name.

 

 

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Scottz63
19 minutes ago, Andrew said:

That is a fantastic MG marking.

Thank you! I really like it and show it off every chance I get.

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stratasfan
On 7/28/2021 at 9:53 AM, Bob Carter said:

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40 minutes ago, robinb said:

OK Bob, you win.

 

 

For those of us who aren't up on Field Gear . . . you have to say what this is and why it is rare! :) I'm really intrigued right now. It looks super cool, but I have no idea what is actually is.

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It is an AN/PPN  Eureka Beacon. I'm missing the transmitter for mine. Got the rest of it.

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stratasfan

OH, is it this:

 

The Rebecca/Eureka transponding radar was a short-range radio navigation system used for the dropping of airborne forces and their supplies. It consisted of two parts, the Rebecca airborne transceiver and antenna system, and the Eureka ground-based transponder. Rebecca calculated the range to the Eureka based on the timing of the return signals, and its relative position using a highly directional antenna.

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digi-shots

Is it similar to the Joan/Eleanor radio system.. how does it compare or differ?

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Reaper2actual

 grandfathers 3rd id helmet and gas mask from the First World War the carrier of the mask has a 3rd Id insignia colored on the lower right side of the carrier mask is still wearable (not advised with what they put in the filter at the time) but nonetheless still a great piece of 100 year old gear that’s still in good condition I also have his uniform web gear and m1911 with a below 100k serial number 

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General Apathy
16 hours ago, Andrew said:

M1936 (?) Chemical Grenade Bandoleer
 

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Hi Andrew,

 

Quite a rare bandoleer ' Bandoleer Gas-Grenade M-1936 '

 

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regards lewis.

 

 

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