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Hey all,

 

Here a view of my collection so far. I will try to update when i can.

I don't have a well organised room yet like most of the people have...but enjoy anyway!

All is 1944 ETO related, i try to collect D-day+... material but its not always easy!

I have more than this but for now i will post the stuff wich im really proud of to own.

 

Rangers or other Infantry division in Italy/Anzio. M1 fixed bail with no liner.

 

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Big Red One D-day uniform ID'd

 

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Big Red One M41 Field jacket with original untouched patch

 

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506 PIR, 101st A/B , M1 fixed bail shell from a house cleaning near Bastogne --- its the real deal!

 

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Earlier or later type of spade - 506 PIR

 

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501 PIR , 101st A/B , M1 fixed bail helmet with Westinghouse M1C airborne liner. --- its the real deal!

 

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And... top of the bill.... 2nd Rangers btl. Hood Rubber co. liner , empty but original! --- its the real deal!

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Great colelction so far!!!! Im really liking that ranger liner ...REALLLY NICE

Regards,

 

Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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Wow,very nice helmets and uniforms. I just love the 2nd Rangers liner. Do you have any story on it?

 

Nice collection anyway, keep it coming thumbsup.gif !!

 

Yannick

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.
You're the best!
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Wow,very nice helmets and uniforms. I just love the 2nd Rangers liner. Do you have any story on it?

 

Nice collection anyway, keep it coming thumbsup.gif !!

 

Yannick

No sorry i bought it from the Ciney militaria fair , but the seller was cleaning out his collection i think. He also had an original Assault jacket for sale :blink: . For me its just a rare liner with big history...The diamond was painted from D-day on, right ? So ill just name it a D-day liner.

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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You got some really interesting pieces.

Thanks for showing them.

 

Is the 501st also a relic from the Ardennes area?

 

Erwin

The 501 shell comes from Wardin, 5km below Bastogne , where the defence group " team o'hara " was situated. So it makes perfectly sence between history and the place where it was found.

 

Ill do my best to keep you guys interested :lol:

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Here are some pictures when i treated my 501 shell with a protective spray ( to prevent rust ).

Now you can clearly see its decals.

 

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Here a nice buy from ebay months ago ( Thanks to Marvolo ! )

 

Big Red One helmet with Inland transitional liner.

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Today i bought a new M1 helmet.

 

9th Inf Div , 39th Inf Reg : Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime Or nothing !

 

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Better pics will follow later on!

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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EasyRed:

 

All I can say is thank you for sharing. You have pieces in your collection that most of us would give anything to have. You have done well. I especially like the 501 helmet and the Ranger liner. As I am sure you know, these are very precious items and I am pleased they are being preserved and have found a good home.

 

Regards,

 

Ed

Rock, Frank, Sgt., Serial No. 409966.

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M1 liner Seaman paper co. with a nape strap from the Scholl manufacturing company ( contracted 28 oct 1943 )

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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where do you find these, i have to come with you next time you go 'shopping' :D

Military fairs and private contacts with collectors, the para helmets i have from a mate who lives in Bastogne so that helped me a lot!

Point is, it comes down to luck on good offers Quality/price. Belgium is a good ' heaven ' to find nice helmets!

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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i figured as much, much easier when you live around that area of europe i suppose. nice liner by the way :)

If you can read this, thank a teacher, and, since it's in English, thank a soldier.

- Anonymous

Dedicated to the hard core.

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wooow! nice helmets and great photos of them too!

Thanks all , Good pictures are verry important !

" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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Big red one Unit history & pictorial history

 

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" You can manufacture weapons and you can purchase ammunition,

But you can't buy valor and you can't pull heroes off an assembly line ".

 

-Sergeant John B. Ellery-

U.S. 1st Infantry Division

 

Hang Tough my friend!

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