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Thanks.

 

Nate, that's a really nice postcard.

Although it wasn't very nice from Jim to fool you with that story. ;)

I didn't notice the other stationary, but I lost on the separate envelopes they were offering on eBay (got overbid again). But I'm very happy with the identified stationary though.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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This thread has been slow lately so here is a little excitement!! Shirt was purchased on Ebay and came in today!
I've never paid much attention to shirts. This one has some interesting features I didn't know existed. This type of
shirt is pictured in "G.I. Issue Collector's Guide" (Henri-Paul Enjames) on page 36. I wish it had a ruptured duck
patch!!

Shirt, Flannel, OD
Coat Style, Special
(Stock No 55-S-5652-2/55-5668-7)

* Dated 1944
* Model 1942 Chevrons for Staff Sergeant
* Two overseas service bars
* Standard 4-wheel TD patch

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In Memoriam:

Willard Whitehead

15th Air Force, 455th Bomb Group

Top Gunner - B-24

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Nice looking shirt, Nellis. thumbsup.gif

I seem to have missed that one.

 

I need to get back at you concerning the markings as that picture isn't showing at the moment (I'm at work).

Hopefully soon I will be able to add a nice TD related item myself in this topic.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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I agree the 29X8 looks like a size. Possibly of a panel in the shirt. I would guess shoulder area.

 

Is the gas flap present or has it been removed? Usually when the word "special" is in the description it means gas flap.

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY

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Erwin:

I was surprised when I won the auction!! Is your shirt a "Gas Flap"? The makings

are printed on the inside of the collar.

 

Craig:

The gas flap is still present and can be seen in post #358

Thanks for the comments!! The shirt is MINT

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Top Gunner - B-24

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This one arrived today (February 13), thanks to a good member here;

It's an ike jacket belonging to a Staff Sergeant of a Tank Destroyer unit (probably the 772nd TD Bn) of the 75th Infantry Division.

It has the clutchback, one piece TD collar disc, the screwback "US" collar disc, Staff Sergeant ranks, TD and 75th ID patches.
Ribbons: Bronze Star, Good Conduct, American Campaign, EAMA with one Battle Star and WWII Victory.

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Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Three TD manuals, Camp Hood, Texas;

- Handbook for Officer Candidates, May 1943.
- Department of Communications, Voice Procedures, March 1943
- Department of Tactics, Reference Data TD Units, May 1943.

Latest addition to my TD collection.

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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I don't have as many as some of ya'll but these are among my favorite patches.

 

#1. 4 wheel

 

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Jerry Wise,SGT.,TXARNG,RET.

 

 

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country-G.S. Patton

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Some new items:

A map from TD School, dated May 1943
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"Battle plays for Tank Destroyers", TD Center, Camp Hood, Texas and
"Browning machine gun caliber .50, HB, M2, flexible", Weapons Department, Tank Destroyer School, Camp Hood, Texas:
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Got overbid on another map (of Camp Hood) though.
It probably was of the same group of documents.

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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here are two of mine... I have two more but they have been MIA in my war room for about 6 months now :unsure: when they turn up ill post them as well

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Cpl James A Paris, USMC
Stinger Missile Gunner
H&S Co. Support Bn MCRDSD 2002-2003

MarDet Ft Bliss, TX 2003
2nd Plt 1st Stinger Btry, Okinawa 2003-2004
2nd Plt A Btry 3rd LAAD BN Camp Pendleton, CA 2004-2006

Please visit my blog: http://ourcountrysheroes.blogspot.com/

 

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