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Really nice BAR belt and pack. Items are always more interesting when they're unit marked. What's an estimate on that BAR belt variation or one with just the leather pouch? What's that for anyway?

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The BAR belt has the metal cup on the side to fit the butt of the BAR into so teh solider could fire while advancing. Bearing in mind the BAR is a full auto 30-06 shoulder fired rifle, the recoil is stout though not unmanagable. I fired one years ago and was imprssed by being able to place 3 and 4 round bursts onto a 18"x24" stel plate at 75 yards stadnig fired from the shoulder. Imagine firing the gun from the hip with the butt set into the metal cup.


Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Just performed a minor transformation in my main living room. The wall was covered with 1940's ads featuring the b1-7 Flying Fortress, plus the other wall had some nice large B-17 images and few Army related photos.

The major piece in teh room was the Saving Private Ryan framed poster and autographed photos. It was time to let SPR go and focus on one of my true passions. The B-17 Flying Fortress

 

The Before pic

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The Saving Private Ryan Poster

 

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The After image, Memphis Belle poster and lobby cards, The display case is not yet completed as I will be putting more stuff in it.

 

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No More Army photos here

 

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I am feeling better already...looking at that big beautiful bird!!!!!


Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Recent addition to "The Pile", posted in uniforms.

Am looking for info on USAF Flight 288 April 1965, the Last Raiders.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/198675-i-know-its-usaf-but/


Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Awesome collection I really like the way it is displayed.

 

-Dave


Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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It has been a while since my last addition to this thread so I thought I better do this.

The link is on my YouTube channel and was shot in 2012. I named it "My Sentimental Journey 2012".

It is of a flight I took on a B-17 Flying Fortress. It was the realization of a life long dream.

Hope you enjoy.

 


Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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A few additions to the Locket collar disc collection.

These are variants I did not have.

Note there is a US button a the bottom of the photo

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Here is new photo, disregard teh Photobucket

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Here is an interesting book.

Leather bound presentation issue of the World War One unit History of the 88th Division.

Check out who it is presented to, at the bottom right corner.

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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A recent acquisition. Small id'd group from 1902. The saber is an 1860 Staff and Officers saber engraved with a Captains name and unit. The large document is his commission to Captain, the small photo is his company. He is in the photo on the extreme left holding the saber. The back of the photo has handwritten;

Co. "K" 1st Infty. N.G.N.M.,...Las Vegas New Mexico,... Aug. 3, 1902...Capt A.R. DaCosta

 

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Here is the overall group from the above post

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Sir;

 

You have a wonerful collection. Many thanks to you for sharing.

 

Our very best regards to you,

 

Clay


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The latest addition to my family. It is a 1952 M38CDN, made by Ford of Canada.

This jeep was built in March 1952, and is one of 2135 M38CDN jeeps built by Ford. It has been very carefully restored to nearly perfect military specification by a local restorer and former CF serviceman who worked on military vehicle restoration. This little rig is much more rare then any Willys of Ford from WW2 due to the low production numbers. They were only made from February 1952 to November 1952 with an average production rate of 6 per day. The Ford of Canada plant was located in Windsor Ontario (also built the M38A1) and that city also was home to the Kaiser Willys company who built army (M36CDN2) and civilian jeeps in the late 1950's.

The Canadian Military bought M38 Jeep parts from Willys in the early 1950's in order to build the jeep for the CF. So technically speaking this has a direct lineage to the US military. I mention this to pacify those very few who would have a melt-down or coronary event because I mentioned the Canadian Military. So there!!

It is unlikely this vehicle made it overseas for Korean war service. It most likely was used as a training vehicle for the Lord Strathcona Horse here in Alberta.

 

 

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Here is another view of this pretty little rig.

 

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Curator/Owner Ghost Squadron Military Museum,

Curator, South Alberta Light Horse Regimental Museum

Collector of;
U.S. Infantry, uniforms, and equipment, 1860 to 1950, Primarily the 41st and 88th Infantry Divisions of WW1 and WW2, United States Army Air Force, Anything B-17 Flying Fortress related, National Guard of Pennsylvania, Royal Canadian Air Force, 4th Canadian Armored division. Springfield Armory firearms, U.S. military firearms in general.



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Nice jeep! and great collection

 

-Dave


Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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