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Can anyone tell me if these are original wartime Airborne jump boots? They look original, but the markings are not readeble.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Frank,

 

For comparison purposes here are some pix of my dads WWII jump boots. I read somewhere where WWII era had 12 eyelets for the laces. I don't know the validity of that but my dads have 12.

 

Greg

 

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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another view... don't know if you will be able to read the info sheet due to downsizing in order to post it.

 

Greg

 

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My collection is strictly what my dad brought back from the ETO.

Sgt. Mahlon E. Sebring, 82nd Airborne, 319th Glider Field Artillery, A Battery - Normandy, Holland, The Bulge, and Germany... finishing with occupation duty in Berlin

http://ww2-airborne....ts/319/319.html

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For comparison purposes here are some pix of my dads WWII jump boots. I read somewhere where WWII era had 12 eyelets for the laces.

 

That depends on the size of the boots. There are also boots with 11 eyelets.

 

Nice boots btw! thumbsup.gif

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Frank, as the others have said, the boots in your links are not WWII jump boots. They are the Russet service combat boot which was adopted in 1948 but did not see widespread use til late in the Korean War.

 

Here is a photo of my combat service boots dated 1952. Compare these to the jump boots posted here. Especially take note of the slant of the heel on the jump boots.

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Frankie G.

 

Check out my US World War I Site,

http://www.aef-doughboys.com

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Compare these to the jump boots posted here. Especially take note of the slant of the heel on the jump boots.

 

Not all WWII Jumpboots have slanted heels. I've been told the first ones hadn't slanted heels neither..

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pix of my dads WWII jump boots

Greg

Those are in great shape. My Dad was issued an extra pair that didn't fit. He left them at home when he went overseas. He wore out his pair and gave me the extra pair that were almost new when I was a kid. I wore them out. I wish I had kept them but at the time did not have a pair of boots and did not realize they were WWII issue.

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