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A few pictures of me, US WW2 uniforms!

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Viv, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Viv

    Viv New in Town

    Hello all!
    I just wanted to show you guys some pics of me in my US WW2 uniforms! Hope you'll enjoy!
    June 1944, 507th PIR/82nd Airborne.
    First Special Service Force "USA CANADA"
    2nd Rangers, Normandy June 1944
    507th PIR/17th Airborne, Battle Of The Bulges

    No pictures photoshoped, some were taken with real 1940's cameras!
  2. thecardigankid

    thecardigankid One of the Regulars

    Looks good! I see you do 507th PIR very cool! I had a real good friend who was a 507th vet, he was captured a few weeks after DDay and spent the rest of the war as a POW at a camp in Poland. This guy kept EVERY single paper item he ever got while in the service, right down to soup can labels from red cross packages he received while a POW. It was really quite amazing. I was lucky enough to be allowed to interview him when I was in high school for the veterans history project, I was the first person he had ever told his entire story to. When his children saw the recording of the interview, they were amazed.

    But you look good! Are you with a 507th group?

    BTW what's written on the side of your helmet? What's the significance behind it?
  3. cco23i

    cco23i A-List Customer

    Looking good!

  4. Viv

    Viv New in Town

    I was with a ww2 reenactment group called Yankees, based in France. I met a few 507th vet, in the town of Graignes where the 507th actions became sadly famous.
    On my helmet is painted Mary, the name of my "character's"girlfriend.
    Thank you for the kind words!
  5. outstanding
  6. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

    You look wonderful! :)
  7. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

    Good loadout Soldier!
  8. archbury918

    archbury918 One of the Regulars

    Viv, not bad. You even took care to have a correct haircut!
    Only a couple of minor points for accuracy.... rawhide laces weren't in wide use in jump boots until Sept. Market/Garden operation.
    Also in regards to the boots, 2nd Rangers were issued standard service boots and leggings for Normandy.
    All-in-all a very good series of impressions.
    Keep it up!

  9. mikieson

    mikieson New in Town

    really nice pics..i love the uniform.you are doing this for fun, but can you imagine being out there for real? scary..
  10. Chaps

    Chaps One of the Regulars

    Enjoyed the photos.

  11. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

    Right age, right weight class, right haircut.
    Just watch your trigger finger.
  12. HOP UP

    HOP UP Familiar Face

    Awesome !!

    HOP UP
  13. Viv

    Viv New in Town

    According to some documents (i cannot prove it right now), some units in the 2nd Rangers were given some jump boots after doing the 5 Jumps. A ranger vet told me once that he landed in normandy with these and he one day fought in a bar against two guys of the 101st because he refused to give up his boots. Of course he kicked their asses. ^^ Thank you for the advices!
  14. Jump boots were also issued to the Engineer Special Brigades supporting the Normandy landings because it was thought that they were better suited for working in sand.

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