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...........without the ammo though :/ hehe

 

 

Just got this sexy little "Salty"box from an auction house..and well its cool! as i went to open the lid on the inner side of the lid is a official note stating that the ammo is being turned in....maybe after a battle they had gather up all the ammo? also youll notice its only 2 weeks before Normandy and that the slip was originaly going to be for a box of .45 ammo but it was crossed of for the correct carbine ammo..so they mustve been quit busy gathering the ammo...just my thoughts....thanks for taking a look!!

 

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Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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thatnk you guys!!!

 

 

yes 4...1 in each corner...i found 3 original ones inside the box would you like me to take an aimge of the wingnut in place?

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Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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opps read it wrong...they are casted brass i believe,here are shots

 

 

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Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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Nice Irish

 

I found one this week end.Kinda salty too!!

 

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The reason for the note (Wow, you actually found one!) Is to certify the box as "empty" and is approved for disposal with out any remaining unfired ammo needed to be turned in. This is done in rear area training ranges. Not done for combat, we would much rather smash the boxes than have to fill out a form and turn in the empty box.

A rare example of government bureaucracy at its finest. Good find!

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The reason for the note (Wow, you actually found one!) Is to certify the box as "empty" and is approved for disposal with out any remaining unfired ammo needed to be turned in. This is done in rear area training ranges. Not done for combat, we would much rather smash the boxes than have to fill out a form and turn in the empty box.

A rare example of government bureaucracy at its finest. Good find!

 

WOW that is pretty cool!Thanks for letting me know this part of its history!! I wouldnt have ever know that! What a cool box!! :thumbsup:

Regards,

 

Michael Sweeney--Researcher and Collector of WW2 77TH Division

If you have any named items to a 77th Division Soldier please contact me!!!

 

In memoroy of my Grandfather

Eugene Henry Sweeney

1st Lieutenant of the 306th

Infantry Regiment Company L -

Veteran of Guam and Leyte

 

 

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