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Discussion in 'WWII' started by V.C. Brunswick, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Johnny Blackjack

    Johnny Blackjack New in Town

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  2. Jayessgee

    Jayessgee Familiar Face

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    That boullian CBI patch is a theater made patch- that is, one made by local craftsmen. My Dad was in the CBI and had one such. The issue patch was a typical cloth embroidered patch. You can see his in this collage of his items I put together. The MP arm band was something they weren't supposed to keep but, hey, you know how it goes. (;^})

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  3. Johnny Blackjack

    Johnny Blackjack New in Town

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    My homemade reproduction of nose art, made with an image of my girl's pinup photo shoot (taken, when we lived in Germany).

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    Just some stuff, lying around my office. ;-)
     
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  4. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Love the old Ballantine books! I still have the few I bought back then. Hard to believe the reason I did not buy more was, I did not have a spare $1.00!
     
  5. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Not mine yet, but I hope it will be soon. Those who are interested in LW know, what treasure these things is. F├╝hrertochterkompass for only $630!
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  6. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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  7. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    I found this nice color WWII photo in a book , it shows a US aircrew door gunner carrying belts of machine gun ammo getting ready to go out on a mission.

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  8. I believe the photo is of Eighth Air Force MOH recipient SSgt Maynard "Snuffy" Smith.
     
  9. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    It does look like old Maynard! Incidentally, Smith won the MOH on his first mission. When it was time to award him the medal, he was no where to be found, finally, someone looked were he was usually stationed when not flying, old Snuffy was out back on KP duty pealing potatoes! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynard_Harrison_Smith [​IMG]
     
  10. RJR

    RJR

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    Very nice collection.
     
  11. green papaya

    green papaya One Too Many

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    here's an interesting WW2 photo of a American boy showing his patriotism.


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  12. HPA Rep

    HPA Rep Sponsoring Affiliate

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    That is a superb photo!
     
  13. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    i just posted this over in the thrift store finds thread but I figured I'd post it here too.

    Made an exciting find today in a local thrift store. It was a signed first edition of Private Army by Vladimir Peniakoff, better known as 'Popski'. It is his memoir of service in the 1st Demolition Squadron, usually referred to as Popski's Private Army. Even more exciting, it was given by Peniakoff to George A Lee. Lee was a Canadian lieutenant who had commanded R Patrol of the PPA from about August 1944 to May 1945.

    It got better when I got the book home. Looking through it I found that Lee must have attended Peniakoff's 1951 funeral and had 'tipped in' the funeral's program in the front of the book. In addition, there were a number of newspaper clippings about Peniakoff's death and, amazingly, an original photo of a group of PPA troopers. I've managed to identify one of them as Lance Corporal Ron Cokes, Popski's gunner. Presumably Lt. Lee is in the image as well but none of the troopers are identified. An interesting challenge for me.

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  14. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Siebel Si 204D. Only gauges are original.
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  15. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    German aircraft engine valve found today
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  16. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Officers riding boots, probably Czech pre-war army. Yesterdays attic find.
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  17. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Luftwaffe long wave receiver from FuG 10 set arrived recently.
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  18. Distant People

    Distant People New in Town

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    USAAF 8th Air Force collection...

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  19. Argentine Army Officer Visor Cap
    Lieutenant-Colonel, Engineers

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  20. Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Visor Cap
    (Reproduction)

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