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What's your newest militaria? (2019)

Discussion in 'Other Militaria' started by Otto, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Jba45ww2

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  2. JMD62

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    Great jacket with amazing art work, nice pick up!
     
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    Thanks. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Thanks. Pretty glad I went through with the purchase.
     
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    Seems like I have been just picking up British items lately. The first is a four-diary grouping of a RAF mechanic (JW Hall of Nottingham) who served at various RAF bases during the war. I like these because it is always great information written down by just a regular "Joe". I think eventually I am going to type out each book. The bindings are getting weak and I don't want to loose any pages. Plus it is a hard item to display.
    The second item is a "Token of Appreciation Box" that also included his medals to F/O. G.N. Flanders. Been working with WWt.com to get some more information on this Flight Officer. I have been a huge admirer of Britain and their early stand against Germany. Flight Officer Flanders was not part of the BOB but hopefully will figure out some more information.
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    Great find. From his diary I'm surprised to see how he knew what was happening as it was happening.
     
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    Fantastic group!
    Got this stuff. 2 arsenal 36 Chinese 75 round drums,W.W.1 victors flag,B.A.R. pouch,1942 high school yearbook. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Great group of items. I always like the yearbooks during the war because of the information you can get from them.
     
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    Thanks. It was $7. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Great items guys!!

    Dang Rich, $7?! Nice : )
     
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    Thanks guys. The flag was $5,the BAR box was $5,drums were $150.
    Got this stuff. S.P. armband,pocket for 45 acp mags,2 green and 2 yellow smoke grenades and box for yellow. Rich A. in Pa.
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    This large grouping belongs to Lt. J.B. Muise, who served as a Navigator on a B-17 bomber (43-38359), 493rd Bomb Group during WWII. After a bomb run his B17 was completely destroyed and became a POW. He was first listed a MIA since the plane disintegrated and Muise was forced out of the plane.The grouping includes a ton of paperwork plus his Stalag Dog Tag and the Pink ID Paper to match. He also had a British War Log that he used during his time as a POW. I just started going through and trying to get things organized.
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    The 493rd operated from Debach in Suffolk - just for interest, here's a pic I took from the derelict tower at Debach nearly 30 years ago...

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    Very nice grouping - a great find !
     
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    Nice pile. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Started going through and below is an early picture of the crew . They originally trained in B24 Liberators but then switched to B17 in September. The second 8x10 is his father receiving his DFC and Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. At the time his son was listed as MIA since his B17 had exploded during a raid on Berlin.
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    How many of these letters went out that never became good news that your son/husband became a POW?

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    Great pics and letter.
    Got this stuff. Japanese grenades,soldiers bag,canteen U.S.N. MK 3 knife. Rich A. in Pa.
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    Do you get the grenades from the same vendor? Great lot. Any markings on the canteen?
     
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    The Japanese stuff came from the same guy. Canteen has Kanja and 2 on a strap. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Going through Lt. J.B. Muise grouping and found this Western Union from one family to the father of Muise. I guess not knowing was the hardest part and just hoping for any bit of information. Unfortunately Lt. Donald Fetters was the co-pilot and was killed when the plane was hit the second time and exploded.
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