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  1. A-58

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    Ok boys, have at it.

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  2. Takao

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    Captured Kubelwagen. Not sure of the significance of the 4-leaf clover on the passenger side rearview mirror. Of interest are the oversize "balloon" tires for desert travel, and rearranged accoutraments.
     
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    Thanks. You ruined it for everyone. We could've stumped so many Rogues for a looooooong time with this one, but nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    But anyway, I've read numerous times that in the desert nothing was left to waste. Everything was just about the same color (colour) anyway.

    I guess the 4 leaf clover for for luck?
     
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    Ruined it for everyone...No. No. No.

    This is just the beginning.

    What is the British unit that captured it?What unit do the British troops clowning around belong to?

    Those are the hard questions I cannot answer and would like to know.
     
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    Vee are unter ze sun righhhhht...now!
     
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    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Its A Bird. Its a Plane. OH BUGGER, ITS A BOM............
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "And that cloud looks like the Queen Mum in her knickers."

    "Damn you, now I've got that in my head."
     
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    The Western Desert Force or 8th Army perhaps?
     
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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Such a good image of the tires, but let's not mention the new ownership.
    Good idea, we don't want to put people off.
    Kubelbalon.png
    A thought on the Clover: Not an uncommon emblem on German aircraft, and the pic has a somewhat 'airfield' feel to it.
    It's from Life Magazine originally, but I've not yet seen a caption.


    More desert style:
    Africa_20_June_1942.jpg
     
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    I'd been doing some looking on that, hoping to associate a British unit with it. However, all I have come across was a St. Christopher's medal in the shape of a 4 leaf clover with a ship, car, plane, and train on the leaves. Popular in the late 20s-30s. Maybe related?
     
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    There was a least one u-boat with clover emblem...
     
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    25 all told. 19 of which had a 4-leaf clover.
     
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    More desert style:
    View attachment 34527 [/QUOTE]

    Isn't that fellow on the 2nd from the right wearing some sort of Itie headgear?
     
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    main-qimg-3bfa3174d8043469e3bbe1fcf45c58c9.png Looks like it.
     
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    Isn't that fellow on the 2nd from the right wearing some sort of Itie headgear?[/QUOTE]
    That would be why the guy behind him is ready to shoot him.
     
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    Isn't that fellow on the 2nd from the right wearing some sort of Itie headgear?[/QUOTE]
    Nobody normal is ever not going to put on a Bersaglieri style lid if they found one.
    Helmets have a strange power over people. Ones with plumes - 100 times more.
     
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    Somebody mention plumes?

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    There's a French song running between my ears right now...
     

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