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Old December 23, 2007, 11:57   #1
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an obsession? WWII stuff (high bandwidth!)

Ok, is this really an obsession as my wife says? I prefer to look at it as 23 years of collecting...













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Old December 23, 2007, 11:59   #2
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Old December 23, 2007, 12:22   #3
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Wow, very impressive. The two guys on the left look like Conan O`Brien.
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The Lucky Strikes should be green but other that, a great display.

You do need my 1943 wartime issue of Flying magazine dedicated to the Royal Air Force.
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Wow, very impressive. The two guys on the left look like Conan O`Brien.
Or the President of Finland

Neat collection. Is that M1928 live?

Can we get more pix of the jeep
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Pretty cool...my wife would never let me ...
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Old December 23, 2007, 13:57   #8
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It should be a M1A1
It's actually a 1928 (not an A1) Savage Arms manufacture. Sent to Britain as part of the Home Defence/ Lend Lease program.

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Neat collection. Is that M1928 live?
Yes, LEGAL and live.
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Old December 23, 2007, 14:13   #9
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Can we get more pix of the jeep
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I got dibs on the bomber jacket!

Where can a guy find one of those? I've been looking for one and haven't had any luck in finding one. Don't care if it's a repro; just want one because they are warm.
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It took me a bit to recognize the Arisaka but I don't remember the last time I saw one that wasn't bubba'd.
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Oh yeah, forgot the FN Mauser. Haven't found out much about it...If anybody has any idea as to what the markings mean, please let me know..




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Nah, it's ok! Afterall, you are preserving history.

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Man, you have serious problem. That's way too much stuff.
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Man, you have serious problem. That's way too much stuff.
Man, you don't know the half of it! See nice little room full of fun toys? Affectionately know as the "gun room"? Come Feb., that's new baby's room! I am being evicted! For some reason she doesn't think the soldiers and airmen should guard the little one
So I guess they will stand guard in my office now...
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I am speechless... a fact near as amazing as this collection!
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Old December 24, 2007, 08:50   #19
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Dave, it is an outstanding tribute to the greatest genearation and not an obsession. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Then again, what do I know

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Thanks! Tribute sounds much better than obsession doesn't it? Thanks for sharing. I love the framed posters. I have a bunch of posters and pictures in a foot locker that I need to get framed. I'm just going to have to build a bigger display room.
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It is an acknowledgement of respect and history. To many the items are just framed prints so some background information is probably necessary about my pictures.

C47 print is signed by 16 members of the real Band of Brothers including Dick Winters and Wild Bill Guarnere.
B25 print is signed by members of the Doolittle Raiders.
P51 print is signed by Chuck Yeager who shot down 4 aircraft on one day in 1944.
The portrait is signed by Jimmy Doolittle who led the Raid on Tokyo in 1942
DDay print is signed by Stephen Ambrose, author of the Band of Brothers.

The American flag in the frame was flown from the USS Arizona on December 7, 2002.
61 years after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The framed piece next to the Ameircan Flag contains WWI pictures and medals from my Grandfather who fought and was wounded in the 1918 Battle of Vittorio Veneto. The battle took place between the armies of Italy and Austria Hungary. Ironically, the decorations were sent to him many years after he had immigrated to the United States. The document is dated 1936 and is signed by the fascist Benito Mussolini.

Many members of the greatest generation are passing away at an alarming rate. It is my hope that we obsessive few will continue to educate others about these great Americans so their sacrifices will never be forgotten.








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Wow! Very nice! I have very few signed items. I have a Boyington signature, a few Yeager signed letters (my dad flew with him some), a signed Combat and Command.
Kind of wish I had collected more while more of the WWII generation was still around.
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Here's a few Items you don't see everyday.




Actual photo taken of the Invasion of Southern France, and a document from the invasion saved by my grandfather.





Two of his orginal patches and an one of his insignia pins
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mitchellh,

You have some very rare and incredible pieces of history! Hopefully, these heirlooms can be passed down into the family to someone who will appreciate them. Thanks for taking the time to post the images. Is the invasion of France picture sitting on top of his footlocker?
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Thanks KeepmflyinTX

Yes my son willl get whatever he wants plus this;





My grandfather acquired it at the Battle of the Bulge, where his Unit was wiped out. Those are the original 9mm round too dated 1943. Unfortunately, my father has misplaced another magazine.

The footlocked was my Step-grandfather, I'm working on getting his military history. He never talked about his past. The tolken in bottom right came out of the footlocker. It's a Fort Worth Transit token dated 1942
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mitchellh,

Glad your grandfather was able to make it out okay. 63 years ago he and alot of his buddies were mighty cold. War trophy P38. Are you and your family from Texas?
A few years ago there was a dealer at the Dallas Market Hall Gunshow who had a Colt 45 automatic and a picture of the person who carried it during the Normandy Invasion. It was on display and not for sale. Supposedly, it was sold by one of the relatives who did not want it. For those reading this post... and especially tonight, please remember those men and women who are serving in our military and in harms way.

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Come Feb., that's new baby's room! I am being evicted! For some reason she doesn't think the soldiers and airmen should guard the little one
I'm assuming that means baby is coming in February. Congrats!

Baby shouldn't be alone for a while. Baby should be in a crib in your room for a minimum of six months. Then, you can stall a bit longer while you decorate. I have some experience with this stalling, but eventually did lose out.
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Are you and your family from Texas?
No, East Tenn, and Ohio.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Abominog


I'm assuming that means baby is coming in February. Congrats!

Baby shouldn't be alone for a while. Baby should be in a crib in your room for a minimum of six months. Then, you can stall a bit longer while you decorate. I have some experience with this stalling, but eventually did lose out.
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Actually the baby is due in April, she just wants more time to decorate. I don't think I'll have much luck stalling, but it's ok. She is great and doesn't complain about my collecting, so I am not going to complain about being evicted. Just gives me an excuse to re design my office.
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Old December 26, 2007, 05:01   #30
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Nice stuff everyone. It's always nice to see people who appreciate this stuff collecting and preserving it for our kids to see.

I only have a couple things to add. First is my Russian Capture mod 98. German bolt and internals with the nazi markings(I forget how to spell that word) , floorplate is marked byf which was mauser. And it has a straight bolt.


My grandfather was in navy during ww2 and passed a few years ago. His brother was a marine in ww2 and died in a plane crash coming back from the war. When we were digging through some stuff last time I went to visit my grandma I found this stuff.











These cards mean alot to me because I know my grandfather carried then while in the war and his brothers dogtag means alot to me because obviously it was on him until he died. We've got some of my grandfathers medals i'll try to get photos of them.
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I only have a couple things to add. First is my Russian Capture mod 98. German bolt and internals with the nazi markings(I forget how to spell that word) , floorplate is marked byf which was mauser. And it has a straight bolt.

You have a VZ-24 rifle there, not a Model 98. Your rifle was made by the Czechs.
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Oh yeah, forgot the FN Mauser. Haven't found out much about it...If anybody has any idea as to what the markings mean, please let me know..
The picture is small. The half of the marking means: (Chinese) People's Militia. This rifle was obviously exported by the Chinese. It doesn't really fit in your collection. Well, unless you also collect China-Burma-India Theater items.

What caliber is it? I guess it is 8mm. But it could be 7mm as well. Is the bayonet Brazilian? It sure looks like it.
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When you going to bring your toys out and play with us?




That's me in my jeep after one of the krauts surrenderred to us at the last tactical in South Carolina. Got it coming up again in the end of March...

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When you going to bring your toys out and play with us?
That looks like a blast! End of March would be cutting it too close for me, as our new addition is due April 3rd
How often do you guys get together? Id love to get up there and play. Man, I want a tank! Maybe if I named it after her, the wife wouldn't mind so much?

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well done.
I'm aware of my issues. I've sought help..my female psychiatrist sent me off for therapy. Unfortunately I received the only therapy females accept....Retail Therapy. I still collect just as much stuff as I used to, just now I realize it's an irrational compulsion, and must be my parents fault.
I am much happier now

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That looks like a blast! End of March would be cutting it too close for me, as our new addition is due April 3rd
How often do you guys get together? Id love to get up there and play. Man, I want a tank! Maybe if I named it after her, the wife wouldn't mind so much?

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LOL! We get together about 4-6 times a year, mostly in the fall and spring. Shoot me an e-mail and I can let you onto our website and forum. We can always use more bodies and jeeps...

4-5 of our members are out of starke, Fl.
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You have a VZ-24 rifle there, not a Model 98. Your rifle was made by the Czechs.
Well the receiver says mod. 98 and the bolt is covered in nazi markings. Floorplate is marked byf too which is mauser. I thought it was a russian capture that was placed in a czech stock. Theres no way it was entirely made by the czechs unless they made guns for the nazis.
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Awesome collection sir.....and...in the interest of keeping my "dude's a wet blanket" title, I'd like to point out one interesting....detail. The D-Day Museum picture of the soldier at a full run is actually NOT from the D-Day invasion at all. The pic is of Pfc. Paul Isen, 5th Marines, on Okinawa.

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Here's the bump so you can find this thread RB....It was farther back than I remembered!
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Went to an Estate Auction this weekend of a WW2 veteran, as I knew there was a nice G-43 going to be auctioned off. I bid it up to what I was willing to pay, and lost. O-well, I did manage win this photo album, that I will probably send to the Unit's Historical Society or Organization if one exists.

It appears this individual was with the 80th Infantry Division.

The individual who compiled the Photographs did an excellent job of documation with the dates and locations.

Thought, I post a few for your viewing pleasure.



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Cool pics. Would love to hear some of the stories to go with them.
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I am in awe. You have more stuff than my dad and I put together.... and HE was there (European theater, Operations Market Garden and Varsity).

You have a very special collection. Thanks for sharing.

Hope the baby and mom are doing well.
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since we are into pictures..

Here's an original Agfa picture from 1944.

MY grandfather's brother as a liaison to a German Army unit, his Hungarian army unit was attached to a bigger German Army unit in summer of 1944 in Hungary.




The German officer on the right is actually Austrian and speaks fluent Hungarian and he was a good friend of my grandfather after the war....to be honest he had the hots for my grandfathers sister so he hanged around the village a little more often than usual.
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Fantastic collection. A great tribute to those that served.
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Thanks for the latest posts and pictures. Glad to know there are others collecting what I consider to be priceless artifacts from the Greatest Generation. At the rate we are loosing these warriors soon all we will have of our family members who served are these collections and our memories...
While my collection quickly expanded, it originally started with a WW II German dagger and sword and US flight jackets that Grandpa gave me.

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Only recently did my dad bring out and show a box of things he kept from the liberation of Buchenwald. He didn't talk about it much. I suspect there are other stories, pictures and items he still hasn't shared. Maybe that was the last. It was an odd "show-and-tell". Maybe he figured that since he's getting well up in age it was time to tell about the last thing.
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That must well be baby's room by now.

Can we get updated photos of the stuff in boxes in the basement?
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Not boxed up, just shoehorned into my office. It's pretty crowded in there though! Yep, the room is now full of baby furniture and looks very pretty. Baby Audrey sleeps in her crib in our room though. Funny how something so little can completely take over the house and the entire back of the cars!

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Not boxed up, just shoehorned into my office. It's pretty crowded in there though! Yep, the room is now full of baby furniture and looks very pretty. Baby Audrey sleeps in her crib in our room though. Funny how something so little can completely take over the house and the entire back of the cars!

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Yeah, you just wait. A baby girl in the house is like an Australian in a brewery...everything goes in the mouth, it's all mine mine mine, and anything within reach is fair game. BTW, the time you used to spend on the collection? It'll be between 8:30pm and when you fall asleep (which is 8:31pm).

ps Don't hurry the walking or talking.
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