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This was one of my favorite gas mask images - until I saw Jag's - great image!

Man, this is a great image, too! Love the helmet on the floor to facilitate putting on the mask.

Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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I'm really enjoying the recent posts (Eric - that corpsman studio pic was phenomenal)

 

Another from my collection: An American aviator posing in a Foggia, Italy studio. He appears to be sporting the Italian aviator wings above his breast pocket, as opposed to being worn on the left shoulder

 

- Chuck

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WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
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I'm really enjoying the recent posts (Eric - that corpsman studio pic was phenomenal)

 

Another from my collection: An American aviator posing in a Foggia, Italy studio. He appears to be sporting the Italian aviator wings above his breast pocket, as opposed to being worn on the left shoulder

 

- Chuck

 

What a great image, Chuck! Yes, I am having LOTS of fun with this thread. About the time I start thinking, "yeah, I have some neat images, I get to see that there are some really phenomenal shots out there (Like Eric's Corpsman image--wow. Wow. WOW).

 

The thread is helping me rediscover my own collection. Here's one for today, an officer serving in Siberia with the Russian Rail Service. I had always questioned the bronze "RRS" whether that was Russian Rail Service when I saw them appeared for sale...that is, until I acquired these two images!

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Here is a studio image of Air Service officer Lieutenant August Loseth. The back side of the photo has his name and a December 1918 date written on the back.

 

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Totally enjoying this thread. Excellent images being shared and I'm learning also. I was unaware of the "Russian Rail Service" something to look for.

 

Wounded veteran nothing flashy but have always liked this image.

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Damn, John...if I've heard of the RRS before, then I'm sorry to say it's slipped my memory; they're that obscure!

Just so darn rare...Thanks for the post!

 

Allan -

By the looks of it, your very nice aviation portrait appears to have been a 'staffer'. I'll try to run his name through my refs to see if he ever received his pilot's commission before war's end.

 

Umac (sorry, I don't know your name) -

Your additions to this thread have been, for lack of a better term, outstanding!

I noticed your wounded officer was decorated with a Croix de Guerre w/ palms and is also sporting a black armband, which may indicate he was on HQ staff duty at the time of this studio portrait.

 

- Chuck

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WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Nice shot! I know EXACTLY who this veteran is :) Floyd Gibbons. Note the war correspondent brassard and the CDG. I have a similar full frontal shot of him with the same eye patch.

Perfect! Thanks for the ID!

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WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Chuck, I have an autographed first edition of Gibbons' book - The Red Baron. Pretty cool! Picked it up for 1$ at a yard sale. Here's a similar unsigned copy:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1927-FIRST-EDITION-THE-RED-KNIGHT-OF-GERMANY-BARON-VON-RICHTHOFEN-FLOYD-GIBBONS-/331257536415

What?! I had no idea he was the author of that book. Gotta love those yard sale finds! A buck? Shush...

 

Well, Umac, your WIA officer portrait just got infinitely more interesting ?

WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Floyd Gibbons has an incredibly distinctive honor of being the first civilian to become an honorary member of the Marine Corps due to his courage at Belleau Wood.

 

"June 21, 1941, Marine Corps League State Commandant Roland L. Young gave a posthumous award of a gold medal, making Floyd an honorary member of the Marine Corps. It was the first such civilian honor ever made in the history of the Marine Corps Leauge, and was given in recogniton of Floyd's close association and valorous action while in Belleau Wood."

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Floyd Gibbons has an incredibly distinctive honor of being the first civilian to become an honorary member of the Marine Corps due to his courage at Belleau Wood.

 

"June 21, 1941, Marine Corps League State Commandant Roland L. Young gave a posthumous award of a gold medal, making Floyd an honorary member of the Marine Corps. It was the first such civilian honor ever made in the history of the Marine Corps Leauge, and was given in recogniton of Floyd's close association and valorous action while in Belleau Wood."

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'Umac' - Are you jotting this down?

WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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US Army Signal Corps Officer in dress white uniform

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Ed Hicks

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US Navy Officer

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Ed Hicks

WARPATH Military Collectibles

819 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

Contact me before you sell... [email protected]<script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>

 

My Web Sites: http://www.battlefieldmuseum.org

 

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US Army Officer

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Ed Hicks

WARPATH Military Collectibles

819 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

Contact me before you sell... [email protected]<script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>

 

My Web Sites: http://www.battlefieldmuseum.org

 

http://www.warpathmilitaria.com 

 

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Gauthieb, what a mother lode of information! Thank you very much for sharing, what a history!

 

Chuck, thanks to you too, and yes all the information on Floyd Gibbons is being noted!

 

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