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Hi,

 

thanks for your comments. Some more pictures.

 

 

Some of my 502nd PIR identified dress uniforms. ALL come from veterans

 

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My 101st airborne crickets. The one in the middle was carried on D-Day by a Captain of the 501st PIR. The others were carried by Easy 502 men

 

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One of my 502nd PIR helmets. This D-Ring was worn on D-Day by Arthur Bowers, A/502. Found at St-Côme-du-Mont in 2000

 

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Cheers,

 

Easy502

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Hi all,

 

sorry it took so long...... Here is a few pictures of another piece I recently found from battlefield.

 

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The owner was unfortunately killed in action on June 11, 1944 during the Battle of Carentan. His full name is written inside.

 

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Cheers,

 

Easy502

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I always see those d day jump wings with arrows. So this proves that it wasn't like policy to put stars and arrows on em cause the wings are from a d day vet. Am I right?

Always looking for 82nd airborne related items

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Hello to all,

 

just a quick note to show you one of my last finds. This is the rare jump case for SMG Thompson. This kind of jump case was used on D-Day and in the South of France. This one is a khaki one, not an OD one as we use to see.

 

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Hope you will enjoy,

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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Hello to all,

 

just a quick note to show you one of my last finds. This is the rare jump case for SMG Thompson. This kind of jump case was used on D-Day and in the South of France. This one is a khaki one, not an OD one as we use to see.

 

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Hope you will enjoy,

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

 

Not really sure I like the state of the edging on this - very haphazard for a proper production item. The repros coming out of the Normandy area at present all have this badly-done edging. Sorry.

 

Cheers,

Glen.

 

PS Really like everything else though!

2nd Armored in Europe : http://www.2ndarmoredineurope.co.uk

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Hi glen

 

I agree with you there are lots of fakes comming out of Normandy and they are getting better, if you want to see lots of fake items go to the St Mere Eglise museum, nothing but fakes!!!

 

With regards to this bag, there is no question it's originality, it all looks correct to me, this one actuallycame from Southern France. There seems to be agreater quantity used in that operation...

 

Regards Bruce

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Hi glen

 

I agree with you there are lots of fakes comming out of Normandy and they are getting better, if you want to see lots of fake items go to the St Mere Eglise museum, nothing but fakes!!!

 

With regards to this bag, there is no question it's originality, it all looks correct to me, this one actuallycame from Southern France. There seems to be agreater quantity used in that operation...

 

Regards Bruce

 

Hi Bruce, there's something not right about this one - the other fakes of these also look spot on, with correct materials, fittings, etc, apart from the state of the sewing on the edging material - it looks like whoever did them doesn't have a good enough machine to go through the thickness of material and keep the line of stitching straight. Not something you'd see on a bag done on a proper industrial sewing machine.

 

Cheers,

Glen.

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Great stuff, how about some more shots of the A-2's, it looks like there's a squadron patch on one of them. Thanks Jon

 

Dear Jon,

 

no, it's not a squadron patch but a patch from the Maryland State. The pilot who worn this jacket on D-Day was from Maryland. He told me he sewn the patch because he was proud to be from this state. I will post a closer picture of the patch if you want.

 

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Hi Bruce, there's something not right about this one - the other fakes of these also look spot on, with correct materials, fittings, etc, apart from the state of the sewing on the edging material - it looks like whoever did them doesn't have a good enough machine to go through the thickness of material and keep the line of stitching straight. Not something you'd see on a bag done on a proper industrial sewing machine.

 

Cheers,

Glen.

 

 

Dear Glen,

 

here is the picture of the other side of the jump case.

 

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This jump case was found probably 30-40 years ago in South of France, well before anybody knows exaclty what it was. I have never seen any fake of this rare jump case. I had 4 in hands (this one is one of them) since I collec, and I can assure you this is a real WWII one, not a fake, nor a reproduction, but you do not have to like it. Nex time you make a stop in Normandy, drop me a line, I will show it to you. :thumbsup:

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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