Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Skipper, Feb 8, 2016.
There is a town called Colmar in Luxembourg too.
Uniform grouping to a 94th / 80th Division guy. Andrew J. Loeffler fought with the 919th F.A. Bn. of the 94th, before being transferred to the 80th Division for shipping back to CONUS and being demobilized.
His Ike jacket and overseas cap.
Ribbons for the Good Conduct medal, the American campaign medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign with for stars for the Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes Campaigns and the World War Two victory medal.
Expert gunner badge for field arty.
On the right shoulder is the 94th Division SSI, with a dog tag ball chain sewn all around.
On the left shoulder is the 80th SSI that had been embellished the same way.
Overseas cap with 919th F.A. Bn. DUI.
A few newspaper clips.
You must have enough ike jackets for an entire regiment now! great catch.
Nice group. Rich A. in Pa.
It was a good catch today.
I planned on buying the medal on the left for months and I finally found it. It is a commemorative medal for 20 years of Yugoslav People's Army. My grandpa has it's ribbon on his ribbon bar but he never received it since he was on the military academy at the time. It's his 77th birthday soon and I'm going to surprise him by giving it to him.
The right one is the Order of Labour 3rd class. It's not in a good shape but I bought it because of it's low number.
Also bought the box for the Order of People's Merit 3rd class which I have from my grand-grandpa from the WWII.
very good all....thanks.......these close ups of medals would be a great introduction to a war movie
That is going to be a hell of surpsise indeed. Excellent catch !
Yes, I can't wait for it.
Thanks for the salute by the way.
Pliers TL-201, they have a plastic coating on the jaws and were used to remove lamps from radios receivers and transmitters.
WWII vintage DUI's one is from the 80th Infantry Division, the other from the 305th Medical Battalion of the 80th Division.
U.S. WW2 bandages, found in a French recycled medic kit. All items are prior to August 1944!
Bought from an antique dealer who got this from an Austro-German family . It comes directly from their home and had the chicken wire when I got it.
From what I see, this is a M-35 model Helm with two coats of paint . I suspect one or even both decals might still be under the second coat, but I have not dared touching anything at this point. I would also need to remove the second coat inside to find the serial and maker. On one picture one can guess part of a Luftwaffe wing.
I love the general aspect . The real aspect is a bit darker than on most pictures, which were taken with a flash . One picture shows a somewhat darker shade which is closer to reality.
Looks like you got fooled again, this is clearly a reproduction helmet; you should ship it to me immediately for disposal, so as to not clutter up the European market with such obvious reproductions.
You can even send it "postage due", as a token of my willingness to clean up the European Militaria market
I will Jug, allow me to add all my other helmets too and please charge me for the emotional inconvenience .
Great find Skipper!
Too bad I'm out of salutes for today.
Don't worry about salutes I have more than I can dream of and Jug will gladly trade them by sending me his helmet collection. I'll be back after sorting out the serial and maker number and.... if there are any decals left under the paint.....
Nice stuff guys!
What I got. Copy tiger stripe trousers,portuguse camo coat,hats,belt,The Armor School patches,booklets. Rich A. in Pa.
More stuff. Patches and Chevalier Paris binoculars. Rich A. in Pa.
A few weeks ago I got a full, unopened, crate of 1/2 pound blocks of TNT. Yesterday I finally found the time to do some work on it. I took me half an hour to take off the lid. The nails were rusted and the wood was extremely frail. They obviously used the worst quality of wood they could find to make these crates, as the crates were meant to be used only once, this makes perfect sense! Anyhow, my crate is in a bad shape and the woodworms had feasted on it. So even taking all the care in the world I did not manage to open the lid without leaving any traces, so now the wood is heavily dented in some places.
I took out all the TNT blocks and cleaned the wooden crate with some clear water, after it had dried, I applied chemical protection product that is supposed to kill off the woodworm and prevent a new infestation.
Meanwhile I opened the TNT blocks at the base by cutting the cardboard container open with a cutter, took out the explosive, and glued the cardboard container shut again.
At the end I applied linseed oil mixed with turpentine to the crate, and repacked the empty TNT blocks.
When I was finished I noticed that I had forgotten to take pictures of the crate before i started working on it! So no "Before and after" pics!
Oh, and don't worry, the TNT was picked up by our Army's EOD service this morning.