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Hi,

 

still have a moment to post some other items:

 

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T-5 used by a parachutist from the 502nd, found at Carentan many many many many years ago, never cut, complete with its original canopy

 

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A para map used by an Easy 502nd paratrooper

 

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Musette bag of John McCloskey, 501st PIR, 101st airborne

 

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US M3 SMG, aka Grease Gun, found at Montebourg (Normandy), green paint, and some camo spots

 

Hope you'll enjoy.

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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Hi,

 

still have a moment to post some other items:

 

wcpcs8eray_tn.jpg

 

T-5 used by a parachutist from the 502nd, found at Carentan many many many many years ago, never cut, complete with its original canopy

 

hegg8xrwhr_tn.jpg

 

A para map used by an Easy 502nd paratrooper

 

so9pptk5z4_tn.jpg

 

Musette bag of John McCloskey, 501st PIR, 101st airborne

 

b8ku0ws06c_tn.jpg

 

US M3 SMG, aka Grease Gun, found at Montebourg (Normandy), green paint, and some camo spots

 

Hope you'll enjoy.

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

 

Hi Manu,

 

very nice 101st items...your T5 is the same as mine (pioneer) but mine is a 501st...if you find me a GVM one :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

Regarding to your thompson jump bag, I haven't really understood, I was thinking it was a Normandy find!

Your friend Jé

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Truely amazing all this ! :thumbsup:

" 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 have never seen any fake of this rare jump case.

 

Hiya Manu - if I can find the pics of the last one that was for sale, I'll stick them on here. I'm sure I saved them, but can't find the damn things right now!!! As for this one, if you know for definite it was found 30-40 years ago, then I'll stop quibbling.... ;)

 

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Glen.

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Hello guys,

 

just have time to post another picture of one of my mannekin. This is my C-47 pilot. Any comments welcome. Sorry for the mess.

 

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I will post more very soon,

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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WOW : That is truely an amazing collection you have got there very impressive

and very nice to looks great some really nice "rare items" you have got there

 

Thanks for sharing :thumbsup: .

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Verry nice mannequin! Good job :thumbsup:

" 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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Very nice!, can we get more pic of this helmet! :w00t:

 

Hi,

 

sorry for my late. Just got time to take a few photographs of my collection....

 

First, as requested, closer pictures of the insignia of this helmet. White tape was added to fix the liner inside the pot. This is a fixed bail with regular infantry straps as they used in Normandy. Unfortunately, this is not the original liner of the helmet. Just found the pot empty many many many years ago !!

 

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Easy502

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Recently purchased this 502nd liner identified to a Stewart. This is Westinghouse 2nd pattern, not used in Normandy. This is not exactly what I collec but I like it.

 

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And also purchased a few months ago this relic. It comes from Normandy, apparently from Ravenoville. Not in very good condition, but interesting.

 

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Easy502

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I also collec dresses or other made from canopy, for exemple.....

 

This small dress for girl, with suspension lines around arms.

 

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This communion dress offered to me by the woman who made it and worn it. She was from Turqueville.

 

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This dress made from a yellow aerial delivery canopy.

 

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This nightdress which comes from Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, still with the AN markings !

 

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or these camo pants I have found at Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

 

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Cheers,

 

Easy502

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As you know, I really enjoy A-2 jackets worn on D-Day by C-47 pilots.

 

This is the last one I have recently purchased. It belonged to Frank Mendola. On D-Day, Frank was in a/c #42-93004 - Chalk number 78 - serial 12, 94th TCS / 439th TCG. The crew was ; pilot : 2nd Lt. Martin N. Neill - co-pilot: 2nd Lt. Carl E. George - radio: Cpl Frank Mendola - Crew-Chief: Sgt. Oscar Knapp. This aircraft dropped F/506 men, with Lev, Knudsen (Bazooka man), etc...

 

The jacket is not in very good condition but I really enjoy it.

 

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Hope you will enjoy.

 

Will post more when I have time.

 

Cheers,

 

Easy502

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Hi,

 

my M-227 Signal Lamp which was dug up at Le Holdy (Ste-Marie-du-Mont) about 5 years ago, still in its original carrying canvas bag. The tripod was black camo.

 

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Easy502

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Some dug up items of Cpl. John C. Whitlock, C/502, KIA on June 11, 1944. Here are his bayonet scabbard, his paratrooper first-aid with contents inside, his John pills and a part of his D-ration !!

 

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Easy502

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Last one, this T-shirt offered to my 2 years old son for his Christmas by a 501st veteran who jumped on D-Day. He worn it during the war, then cleaned his shoes with, and then made a gift with....

 

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Easy502

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Hi,

 

impregnated HBT jacket with original sewn SSI of the 4th infantry division. This jacket was found with another one a few years ago at Montebourg. Never touched, still impregnated.

 

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Cheers,

 

Easy502

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