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

  1. Complete Vietnam ERDL uniform named to an Air Force 1st Lieutenant. Hat and pants dated 1968, coat dated 1969

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  2. allan4570

    allan4570 New in Town

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  4. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Restoring a Czechoslovak vz.32 helmet (Pattern 1932) Black painted helmets (also German and Soviet) was used after the war for Civil Defence and by firemen, different leather chinstrap and liner pads was used and smaller saddle rivets. I removed it all, bought replica of the prewar ones, only used content of the pads (horsehair). Then I sanded paint to bare metal and applied khaki matt lacquer (there's no RAl equivalent). The lacquer was cured by single 500W photo bulb for ca 30 mins.
     

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  5. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @Brunswick, that's a great set of ERDL! And they look almost unworn. I wonder if the owner got them in anticipation of being a Ground FAC, but never got the chance? Nice item to have in a collection.
     
  6. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Czechoslovak 1925 Vz.24 bayonet and Czechoslovak 1942 made scabbard in postwar yugo hanger. Surface finish also made by yugos.
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  7. Bugguy

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    Here's one you won't see too often... AA 82nd Airborne 325th Glider Regimen. I can't imagine a controlled crash landing behind the lines in a wooden and canvas box with wings.

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    This was "liberated" by the glider guy above (my dad) along with a clean P-38. Hitler Youth Knife with motto: "Blood and Honor".

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  9. I think the original manufacturer still makes that knife minus the HJ insignia and blade inscription.
     
  10. Bugguy

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    I never asked him the history behind his getting the knife. There are a lot of them in the marketplace. Almost like mugging a 16yo for his knife. Would a soldier of age actually carry this?
     
  11. More likely that the soldier had been a member of the Hitler Youth before the war and had kept the knife -- receiving the knife would have been a sort of rite of passage. Also most young men in Germany would have been conscripted into the Wehrmacht at age 20 which meant they would have still been in the HJ a year or two before. There was also an SS panzer division called the Hitlerjugend division which were made up mainly of 18-19 year olds recruited from the HJ.
     
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  12. Named to Chief Commissaryman Hugh L. Kruger, USN
    USS Providence (CLG-6)

    DOB: January 4, 1924, Colorado
    DOD: April 20, 2012, San Diego, California

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  13. Doctor Jones

    Doctor Jones Familiar Face

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    Something a bit different, my set of bagpipes made by Starck, London, under MOD contract, the chanter having the Broad Arrow stamp and 1945:

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  14. Brass Monkey

    Brass Monkey New in Town

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    Love yer pipes, do you know the tartan? I'm very interested in things Scottish, mostly Scotch ;)
     
  15. Argentine Navy Cap

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  16. Giftmacher

    Giftmacher One Too Many

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    Demilled WWII RGD 33 grenade in excellent condition
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  17. JohnG97

    JohnG97 New in Town

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    Just bought this not to long ago, anyone might know what the ruck is? I'm in love with it just wished I knew the origins of it.
     

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  18. Walter Neff1940

    Walter Neff1940 One of the Regulars

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    Walter Neff1940 One of the Regulars

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  20. It looks like a WWII German Gebirgsjaeger (Mountain Troops) rucksack, or at least based on one.
     

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