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Anyone have pictures of Paratroopers or Rangers with M1918 Mk1 Trench Knives?


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Hey does anyone have pictures of Paratroopers or Rangers with M1918 Trench Knives? I need them for my research.

 

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That is an interesting pic. Is it a WW2 photo? Those guys look clean, fresh shaven and very well fed for 101AB guys after Bastogne. Reenactors perhaps?

 

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Don't know. Just saw it in my picture files and posted it since it had a trench knife in the shot.

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Don't know. Just saw it in my picture files and posted it since it had a trench knife in the shot.

 

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I have had a few reenactor photos "infiltrate" my own photo archives. It is hard to tell sometimes.

 

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Charlie

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Here is a picture that I scanned out of a book and it is the same one Gregory posted except it shows the whole picture. It is purportedly to be a picture of a Father and Son in the 506th PIR taken at Ft. Benning.

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Re posting #19: Please note that this man has the "Bazookaman" patch sewn on left sleeve.

 

The photo is taken from my Airborne Album, 1943-1945, Normandy to Victory book. On page 80 there is a picture of I/504's walter Hughes wearing an M1918 trench knife on 6 April 1945 -- pretty late in the game!

On page 96, the same model of knife appears in an equipment layout for the 503rd, Jan 1943.

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