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Hello everyone! My name is Andrew and I live in Minneapolis, MN. I collect primarily German items but am now starting to dive into US items. Here are some photos from a trip I took last year and my current collection, as well as a link to an album with relatives who served on both sides of the conflict. My great uncle served in the 101st, Able Company, 1st battalion, 506 parachute infantry regiment. Jumped on D-Day and fought up through the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded. He received 4 Bronze Stars, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and 2 Purple Hearts. Had several relatives serve in the Wehrmacht primarily on the Eastern Front and one Kriegsmarine man who served on U-441. 

Looking forward to meeting new folks and learning!

Relatives: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0OGqkRUiGHUaFF

 

Beyond Band of Brothers Trip June 2019: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0OJ0DiRHJtPzkQ

Longues-sur-Mer Battery Casemate Fragment (from above trip, fragment was already on the ground): https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5ON9t3IDgbn

If not familiar, see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longues-sur-Mer_battery

 

Vehicle Identification Flag: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O59UlCqR2SgM

Medals and Awards: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0OGY8gBYGvQIaE

Feurwehr Double Decal M34: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5yeZFh3O2ex

Luftwaffe Single Decal M40 Quist 64: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5oqs3qeJ4bx

Cloth Insignia and Cuff Titles: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5nhQSTcm90j

NSDAP Party Pins: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0OGrq0zwGugO3K

Armbands: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5n8hH4ckLze

SA Dagger: https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B0O5Uzl7V3okDU

 

 

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Welcome Andrew, from another Mpls resident. 


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Welcome to my neighbor to the north! We were hoping to to the MS fairgrounds show this spring, but the apocalypse got in the way! I too "swing both ways" with collecting both German and U.S.  It can be hard to follow tow masters at times - and on a limited budget - But it's nice to be able to compare and contrast both sides of things. (and there is just so much cool stuff out there!)

 


Mr.JERRY
Collector of WWI & WWII Home Front Flags, Unit Flags & Guidons,US & German helmets, insignia, uniforms, medals,

Women's Military Uniforms,Wisconsin Vocational School made Fighting Knives.

Military Shop Owner & Dealer in everything else~!


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Check out our Facebook page for updates and the latest Shop news!:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-Collectibles-Shop/171226792906875
Visit our website (and visit our shop if you are ever near Milwaukee, WI USA)
http://www.militarycollectorsHQ.com

See what Mr.Jerry has on eBay this week:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/mr.jerry/m.html?_ipg=200&_sop=1&_rdc=1

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Welcome to the Forum.

- Henry


Wanted: Prisoner of War Medals and Groupings

Wanted: Tank Destroyer Forces Medals and Groupings

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You have some nice pieces in your collection. 
Welcome to the forum.


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