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So after 2 long years of having to store the collection away I have finally settled in a new house and have a dedicated "War Room" It's not huge but I couldn't be happier. I used to live near to a lot of former 8th Airforce bases but now I live In Dorset on the doorstep of the D Day Marshalling areas and the port used by the Omaha beach landing force.

 

Since I first displayed my collection 5 years ago a lot of items have been sold to concentrate on my medical and Normandy items, but i still have an 8th AAF collection focused on B17 groups as well. I initially thought of just adding to my previous thread but so much has changed i've decided to start a new one, The plan is when time allows to focus on specific groups and items as well as the room as a whole. If anyone wishes to see the collection as it was here is the link:

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173291-nine-o-nine-collection

 

Hope you enjoy the collection.

 

 

 


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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Two views of the Display cabinets. Medical and Normandy items (U.S. British/Canadian) as well as personal items, Relics from Normandy. Ration stuff. 8th Airforce 91st Bomb Group and a small TR display.


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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First up in detail my Combat aidman display.


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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And one more, the Red Cross at the back is a Medical marked meat can pouch.

 

More to come.


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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NIcely done! Those Detolf cases from Ikea are great


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Hi Tom

 

Good Job, it makes this whole collecting lark worthwhile when you have a place to sit and admire.

 

Thanks for sharing.

Regards

 

Tom


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Thanks both for the nice comments, i'm really pleased with the Detolf cases although I spend too much time rearranging them :D


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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A few more general views of the room.

 

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Most of my field gear, I have everything I need with the exception of boots for a full D Day mannequin but no space, for now anyway.

 

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Part of my 8th airforce display.


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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Great collection and very well displayed. Love the medic items. Is that a siren/horn on top of the left display case?

 

Rene


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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Beautiful collection! I love how the cases are full of items!

 

I am in the same situation right now, just bought a house and can't wait to set up my collection.

 

Kristoffer


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Thanks for the kind words, Yes that is a vehicle siren I bought it directly from a farmer in Normandy along with a Wehrmacht jerry can which had been found on his land. The siren still has a lot of its OD paint and has obvious shrapnel damage. I will post a better photo when I can.


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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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great collection! Glad you were able to unpack everything

 

enjoy


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Wonderful displays, Tom!


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


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So after almost a year there have been a lot of changes to my collection as I focus on my Normandy and Medical collections. I will add some new photos of my collection room and focus on my Normandy items as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D Day.

 

To start in case its missed in the ephemera section here is a V mail written on the eve of D day by Harold Morgan a member of the 17th infantry regiment 29th division who landed as part of the follow up forces most likely on D+1 he would fight in Normandy until being captured by the Germans during the fighting to take St Lo.

 

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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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hello,

 

wunderfull display of these medic materials and also the uniform pieces or great.

 

cheers Joop

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Great medic lids. I especially like the square style markings!!


"The tree of Liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots"

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Its been a while since i posted any updates of my collection but it seemed fitting to do so today the 76th Anniversary of the Exercise Tiger Tragedy. From my personal collection I have posted 2 items, the first a photograph of LST 507 lost in the early hours of the 28th of April after being hit by 2 German Torpedoes. The ship caught fire and lost all electrical power before sinking forcing her naval crew and Army passengers into the freezing water of the English Channel. This photo was taken in Brixham harbour the day before 507 was lost by a crew member on board LST 55 and forms part of a large photo collection i recently acquired.

The second item is the Posthumous Purple Heart of 1st Lt H E R R E L  P O W E L L. He was 31 years old and a member of the 478th Amphibious Truck Company of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade and had already seen combat in Italy. He boarded LST 507 for exercise Tiger along with other units who were due to land on Utah Beach in the coming Invasion. When the ship was torpedoed he was one of the men lost. He is buried in Maddingly American Cemetery near Cambridge,

"On the night of 27th of April, few minutes after 10 pm a group of nine German E-Boats set out on a normal reconnaissance mission from their base in Cherbourg into the Lyme Bay area. They followed the usual channel route without any sign of a convoy or ‘enemy’ ships. As they headed towards the Lyme Bay area, they suddenly came in visual contact with the LST convoy. Since they could not see any naval escorts, they quickly positioned themselves for a torpedo attack.

As the convoy approached Lyme Bay it was maneuvering a loop to head back towards the shore. It was here that the E-Boats made contact and opened fire. A few minutes past 2 am LST 507 was torpedoed, hitting its auxiliary engine room cutting all electric power.

The ship burst into flames, the fire fighting attempted by the crew proved futile as most of the fire fighting equipment was inoperative due to the power failure.

Trapped below decks hundreds of soldiers and sailors went down with the ships. There was little time to launch lifeboats and some of the lifeboats were jammed. Many leapt into the sea, soon many drowned, some weighed down by the waterlogged coats and others who had wrongly put on their life belts around their waists rather than under their armpits. Others succumbed to hypothermia in the cold water. In all 749 American soldiers and sailors died that night, 946 in total during Exercise Tiger."

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WANTED. Omaha and Utah Beach photos any Normandy campaign Items from pre Embarkation and D Day to the Falaise gap.

 

Always looking for photos of Medics in The ETO

 

Looking for WW2 Medical Items and items/Groupings connected to Medical Personnel serving in The ETO and MTO

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Very cool set up

congrats on the new house and war room 


"Rise and rise again until lambs become lions."

 

Always looking for ww2 USMC items, helmets and any camo'd items

 

 

"thinking outside of the box"

 

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