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Hello

 

I do own a large piece of white chute and i would like to know what period it is ?

 

I'm telling myslef maybe the pattern of one end will help up to ID it

 

Here is some close ups

 

Thanks

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the whole fabric

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- Lester H Scheaffer (Fleetwood - PA) - 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division - KIA September 12th 1944 attacking the Brest Naval range butt

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at St James cemetery. RIP

(My left avatar portrait)

- Jay E Hansford (Baxter Springs - KS ) - 146th Engineer Combat Battalion SETF - KIA June 6th 1944 landing on Dog White Omaha Beach

I’m proudly in charge of his grave at Colleville sur mer cemetery. RIP

(My right avatar portrait)

- See their story, and other ones here : http://mylifeinthewar.over-blog.com/

 

-- Interested in pictures (and others items) concerning the French Navy ships that went under repair in US Navy yards in 1943. In Boston (Le Terrible, le Fantasque, le Malin), in NYC (Richelieu) and in Philadelphia (Le Georges Leygues, Le Gloire, Le Montcalm)

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This looks like it is off a standard 24' canopy. This was standard issue for a variety of nations around WWII. However, based on the construction details, this doesn't look US to me. Perhaps British?


www.theriggerdepot.com - Replica WWII Parachute Gear

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Hello,

This parachute reminant is Definately made in the USA! I attached 2 photos of a parachute remnant from the Normandy D-Day Drop. Picked up/cut up by the U.S. Paratrooper who jumped it. You can see thru these 2 photos the manufacture, materials, and sewing are identical.

Good Hunting,

Vince

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Hello,

This parachute reminant is Definately made in the USA! I attached 2 photos of a parachute remnant from the Normandy D-Day Drop. Picked up/cut up by the U.S. Paratrooper who jumped it. You can see thru these 2 photos the manufacture, materials, and sewing are identical.

Good Hunting,

Vince

Yes, the canopy section you posted is US and looks to be from a 24' twill reserve. Beyond that, it doesn't match the what nicolas75 posted

though.

 

1)The upper lateral band is completely different. Notice yours has 4 rows of stitching (on the top "hem"), and has the 3,000lb tubular webbing reinforcement on the inside. The other one only has two rows of stitching, and a much thinner reinforcement tape.

 

2) Yours has the standard braided sheath/twisted cord inner, while the other one has a completely different braided weave in the lines.

 

3) Where the suspension lines are stitched, yours has the standard (US) zig-zag stitching length, while the other one has another full inch of zig-zag stitching.

 

Yes, the overall pattern is the same, but practically every country was using the same general pattern during the war. The differences lie in the construction details and weave of the material.


www.theriggerdepot.com - Replica WWII Parachute Gear

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