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Are there any original Hell's Angels members here?

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by mac_bolan00, May 12, 2016.

  1. mac_bolan00

    mac_bolan00 Member

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    what unit where they in during the war, what adventures did they encounter as bikers, all that stuff.
     
  2. Takao

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    Depends on what "myth" about them you believe...The one with the most traction is that it was Arvid Olsen from the American Volunteer Group - 3rd Pursuit Squadron.

    However, there were lots of Hell's Angels - VMF-321, VF-54, 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), American Volunteer Group - 3rd Pursuit Squadron, and about umpteen individual aircraft with the name. It was very popular at the time.
     
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    Have done some work for guys who enjoy being in a recreational, community orientated, peaceful group of like minded fellows.
    Must say- didn't see a whole lotta WW2 memorabilia kicking around. And, also was mostly nervous. It wasn't the coffee.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just stumbled into this thread. I kind of wish I had seen Gliderboy's comment now.

    I know a couple bikers, they are not HA but an affiliate with the same color scheme. Similar colors means allies, and they mix with the Angels often. They are good guys who strongly resist most anything conventional, which I have a natural affinity for. We've discussed the WWII origins of the group, and it's something they were aware of, but it wasn't anything they were too familiar with.

    Is there a lot of info out there on the WWII origin of the Hells Angels?
    It would be an intetesting topic to dig into, even if all that we can do is enumerate aircraft that might have been the source if the club.
     
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    Wonder if the current HA recognize their roots.
     
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    More than you might think, after all it still counts charter members like Sonny Barger among its ranks.
     
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    Australian soldiers are called 'diggers'...(as far back as WW1) - Anyone outside of Australia heard of the 'Grave Diggers'? An Australian bikie gang...

    Their logo is a skull wearing a slouch hat...
     
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    Mick Jagger is a POS. Hate that effer...love the Stones though.
    Altamont...a part of music history.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qTKsylrpsg
     
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    Thing is, CAC, that's not actually anything to do directly with WW2. They're ripping off the "Grave Diggers" colours from the bike club in "Stone" from 1974 ;)

    A group of Australian Vietnam vets originally picked up and ran with the Grave Diggers thing immediately after the release of the film - but in agreement with local patch clubs changed their name. But once they did THAT...it freed up the "Grave Diggers" monicker for another group of bikers who THEN ran with the idea, and have gone worldwide with it in the 35 years since!
     

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