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Other info I collected while waiting. Includes entry in WWII Memorial, and his death certificate from Arizona.

 

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Then the surprise. The seller sent all this extra stuff free of charge. It's turned out to be a great little grouping, and in this case I think I'll send away for his files. He was a TD commander in Italy and prior to that an instructor at Camp Hood. Almost forgot, his wife was a Lieutenant Army surgical nurse.

 

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Does anyone have an example with the gun barrel pointing the other way? I've heard of this type but never seen one.

Garth

 

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german made bullion 6 wheeler

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WANTED!!! US Army Europe patches with scrolls or titles over there. a highway patrol brassard from us army germany and a m42 jump jacket

WANTED!!!!!!!!! and some german items WW2

 

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Here are two newest additions to my TD collection:

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Functional Organization Charts - May 1943
It appears to have a name written on the cover.

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Tank Destroyer Weapons - March 1943

Missed out on a few others.

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Hi

 

Just wanted to post this pic of me in front of two M-18 Hellcats. The pic is taken in 1999 in the Norwegian Battalion camp in Modrica, Bosnia. These where used by the Yugoslav army JNA up to the early 90s and some saw action in the war. Not sure if these two saw action. Anyway they were found in one of the camps in our AO ( cant remember if it was bosnian-serb or bosnian-croat camp). If Im not mistaken theses were ready to be transported down to Tuzla (Air Base), to the 1st Air Cav.

 

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What a find!

Any idea what was their fate?

 

Thanks for posting this.

Erwin

 

Hi Erwin,

 

Glad you liked the pic, wasnt sure if it was appropriate posting it here.

 

They were given to the US Army. Think it was the 1st Cav that got them, guess they are back in the US again. Gonna google some and see what info might turn up. So maybe they are at some museum somewhere.

 

Cheers,

 

Ole

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On its way to Belgium ....

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Pictures from the seller.

Shirt, Cotton, Khaki, Enlisted.
Size 15x33
With 4-wheeler TD patch and Corporal stripes.

According to the seller, it came from a flea market, so no other info available.

Erwin

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Received this shirt today.
Nice surprise ...... it is a "Special" ..... still has all the inside buttons (to button the gas flap) and the two buttons on the neck (for the anti-gas hood), the little gas flaps at the cuffs but the large gas flap on the chest is worked away.
No ASN or (partial) name though.

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Erwin

 

On its way to Belgium ....
Shirt, Cotton, Khaki, Enlisted.
Size 15x33
With 4-wheeler TD patch and Corporal stripes.
According to the seller, it came from a flea market, so no other info available.
Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Here's my one and only. Sorry guy's I don't collect TD stuff but this one dropped in my lap right from the vet. He served in the 637th TD (37th Div). He started out in one of their Arty regiments in the early 40's. He commanded the Pioneer Company.

Made it to the gates of Manila where a Japanese grenade made it's way inside his M-20. That put an end to his war. Lived in the Cleveland, Ohio area where he past about 16 years ago or so. Will try and dig out more of the stuff I got from him including a summer weight blouse, photo albums, small unit history,jungle boots, caps...

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Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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Last one.

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Looking for for 37th Division

VietNam and earlier Special Forces &

USS Hemminger DE 746 items

"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

See my FB sales page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1928884587130681/pending/

 

 

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Hello!

 

I picked up a grouping that had a few TD items. Not sure about the patch (maybe a repop!?), but the round metal disk looked like one posted in the a previous thread that was attached to a lighter. The last item was a unit history booklet.

 

Thanks,

Tony

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