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My new toy...one of the last military items i will buy in the next 2 years, besides part i will need for this project.

 

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Yeah i know...lots of work....but i'm not scared of it.

 

Robin

 

 

I am about to begin on a project in similar shape.Old farm vehicle also.

hasn't run in at least twenty years.

Good luck!

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This is why they invented the word coooooooooooooooowwwwl!

 

Great collection! Take care of the stencils on those jump helmets!

 

Very nice looking display.

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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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Thank you people! I appreciate every comment!

 

Robin

" 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 must correct something ...

 

My Serial number is : 111237 , i was wrongly informed about the first ' 1 ' digit in the serial number .

 

My apologies.

 

Robin

" 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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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.

 

Terrific stuff! Thanks for sharing the photos.

C.E. Daniel

www.danielsww2.com

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Thanks sir!

 

 

Recently i was able to add this cricket to the collection.

It was found by me and a good american buddy who was over for the Normandy celebrations.

He was in Bastogne and i went to visit him and we did some digging around.

 

This is the result :

 

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Robin

" 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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Really nice Uniform display. Love the helmets.

Always looking for WW2 USMC militaria and WW2 Corpsman militaria. If you have any you don't want or want to sell let me know, I might be interested.

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RANGER BADGED HELMET LINER....

 

HI

 

I just came across this thread and wanted to add something related to the first postings regarding the Ranger badged liner.

 

The helmet liner looks 100% genuine - however, it is not D-day related unfortunately.

 

The 2nd and 5th Rangers only painted their helmet liners with the "stencil" style 5 and 2 at the end of the war when they became Army of Occupation troops in Germany.

 

There was no need for them to wear their outer helmet shells at this time as combat had ended - which is why you see them wearing liners marked SG (security guard) on the front and others with the diamond on the rear.

 

For D-day and beyond, the 2nd and 5th wore a sans serif typeface "2" and "5" in a similar typeface to the modern Gill Sans. As can be seen on wartime photos and film.

 

This style 2 or 5 was on the exterior of the helmet shell only.... and was not needed on the liner.

 

So the liner shown is genuine but - post hostilities and worn when the Rangers were on occupation duties.

 

Incidentally.... I have interviewed most (if not all) surviving Rangers from both battalions for a forthcoming book about the Rangers and their exploits 6th - 9th of June 1944 (published by Pen and Sword in a couple of months - called D-day Deception)... and I have never (ever) seen a genuine Ranger diamond badged outer shell... I only ever see copies with great stories...

 

If anyone knows of a real one I would love to see it.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Dando1944

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Thanks for the story Hershey , looks like the ultimate tool to use as a swing :)

 

I use photobucket to upload my pictures, an external program.

 

Robin

" 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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Thank you Easy Red 1944 for the info about Photobucket.

For Erwin, the tank and hundreds of others in the Ardennes were left there for at least one year; two years for the Panther as my wife remembers. Then the Belgian Government took care of cleaning the region. I assume they were "recycled" at the time because there were not many collectors or museums then.

The only tank part my wife got when she was 5 or 6 was 1/2 a Sherman periscope that we still have today.

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Sorry for the verry late reply!

 

Yes sure, i'd certainly like to see that!

 

Robin

" 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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Recently i was in Normandy and on a little market i bought this Hand Grenade, Frag , MKII crate for a cheap price.

It is complete ( withouth the grenades ofcourse ) , and i just gave it an anti-woodworm treatment...slowly this crate will come alive again.

 

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After treatment :

 

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BTW, thanks for your kind comments.

 

Robin

" 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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No sweat, got 24 allready...1 to go. ( joking ofcourse )

 

Myeah we'll see, don't know if i want to complete it because it might be hopeless to collect 25 tubes.

 

Robin

" 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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Amazing collection the display case is really nice with the built in lights. Great lids too. and by the way how is the Jeep going?

 

-Dave

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


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Hi Dave ,

 

Thank you for your kind comments!

 

The jeep is doing fairly well, rolling frame and in a few weeks the engine goes in...then its the tub and electrics and complete it.

 

I'll do a picture update tomorrow for this topic.

 

Thanks

" 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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