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Hello,

 

I told in my introduction that i love searching with a metal detector on the battle fields of ww2 in Europe and hereby i wanted to share some findings of last sunday.

 

The first great finding on 08-02-2009 was this German lp 42 flare gun.

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And the other super find was this id-tag ,i allready looked him up on the nara aad for some more information about him,and now i`m trying to find the familie ,maybay somebody can help me with my search??

 

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For the Anderson dog tag: That part of James Street in Syracuse was an area of large, expensive homes in 1940s. It has been redeveloped and many of the homes have been replaced with commercial and office/apartment buildings, so the family does not live at that address now.

 

Anderson does not appear to be a fatal casualty.

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I love this dug stuff and the tags fascinate the crap out of me, especially the NOK ones. Great finds, wish I could get out and do it!!

Rob

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Interested in buying AIR CORPS items, particularly 8th and 9th AAF id'd medals, uniforms/groupings

 

 

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Thanks for the post. What are the unexploded hazards? Some one told me that there are sections in some areas that are fenced off or is this urban legend?

 

The unexploded hazards are not to big,but you got to be careful when you find a unexploded opject and dig it out with care.

And there are places where sections are fenced off ,but the most of the time you will see signs hanging in the trees with be careful lots of unexploded munition or no entrance because of the amunition still in the ground.

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Nice finds. That would really be fun hunting and finding pieces of history no matter what they are. I've dug up some civil war stuff that unfortunately my sisters did something with while I was in Viet Nam. All I have left are a few artifacts that they didn't find when they cleaned out my room.

 

Keep the reports coming.

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Hi steven,

 

The dog tags was from James C ANDERSON Jr.

 

He was from New York State and he joined the us army on 13th november 1942 in Syracuse - New York.

 

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I search all memorabilia about 325th Glider Infantry Regiment during ww2. Let's Go !

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man, some great items there. get the helmet all cleaned up, can't wait to see how it looks

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This is de front off the helmet with a red bar?? i don`t know what this is can someone help me with the determination of the red bars en black cirkels above de bails on the side of the helmet.

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To me , maybe others will have the same thoughts , its an M2 helmet that has been used from D-day Normandy till the Private lost it in Groesbeek ( Market Garden ) .

 

The black ball on the side of the helmet has to refer to the 505th PIR....I have seen it in a d-day book.

 

The red pieces of paint are tactical markings maybe ?

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Does the BLUE writing read "HYAT"?

Looking for for 37th Division

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The black circles (cannonballs) indicate that it is a 3rd Battalion 505th PIR helmet.

 

No idea what the red stripe is, sorry, never seen that before.

 

There was a Raymond F Hart in G Company according to one version of the rosters I've seen (they have no dates as to service, nor any other useful info - just a list of names). That's the closest to "Hyat" that appears on them, sorry.

 

Cheers,

Glen.

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The red markings on the helmet are from the gas paint its a reaction with the stuff i put on the helmet to preserve him against rust.

 

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The red bars - are you saying that they're not really red paint, but used to be gas detection paint that has turned red because of the rust-proofer you've put on?

 

Cheers,

Glen.

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