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    The bayonet was invented by Col. Raff of the...

    The bayonet was invented by Col. Raff of the 509th PIR in England in 1942. It was designed to fit on the barrel and held in place by a wingnut.
    Here's a clearer picture:
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  2. Strangely enough we didn't take them. Barter...

    Strangely enough we didn't take them. Barter Island had no trees and our green uniforms could be seen for miles. One of our squads was even tracked by a couple of Polar Bears for a short while....
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    I was there 73 -75, Charley Airborne 4th/23rd. ...

    I was there 73 -75, Charley Airborne 4th/23rd.
    I had 2 tours in Alaska, second tour was 85 -89. Spent my time in the HQ because I already had been a platoon sergeant and they had too many SFCs who...
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    We were issued them in Alaska. Not issued to the...

    We were issued them in Alaska. Not issued to the individual soldier but one to every squad Ahkio. We never carried mess kits. We used to make "Squad meals" on the Arctic stove. Everyone would open a...
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    The last two pictures were taken at a completely...

    The last two pictures were taken at a completely different location. Donnelly Dome (correct spelling, my bad) is located on Ft. Greely, South East of Wainwright. We started the exercise on Ft...
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    My thoughts exactly. We were OPFOR during "Jack...

    My thoughts exactly.
    We were OPFOR during "Jack Frost 75" We used USAF HH3s for transport helicopters and our over whites were filthy at the end of the exercise.

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    Hope he checked his back blast area

    Hope he checked his back blast area
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    I wonder if he speaks fluent Esperanto?

    I wonder if he speaks fluent Esperanto?
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    People are strange when you're a stranger Faces...

    People are strange when you're a stranger
    Faces look ugly when you're alone
    Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
    Streets are uneven when you're down

    When you're strange
    Faces come out of the...
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    I have a case of C-rations from 1968 with...

    I have a case of C-rations from 1968 with cigarettes. The case is stained and several cans have split open so I don't think the main meals are ok. The pack that doesn't seem affected is Ham and...
  11. Top picture is very interesting. Year?? At first...

    Top picture is very interesting. Year?? At first I thought it was a picture of paratroopers but the parachutes are air crew with the ripcords on the left front. The parachutes also have canopy...
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    Doesn't work with razor wire. "Death by a...

    Doesn't work with razor wire. "Death by a thousand cuts"
  13. Thread: WW2 helmet

    by BEAR
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    RCS, Question on your chinstrap. Are all the...

    RCS,
    Question on your chinstrap. Are all the metal parts black or OD. If your metal is OD then it is a chinstrap added during the Korean war up to 1960. If it is black, then it is a chinstrap used...
  14. Thread: WW2 helmet

    by BEAR
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    Colors on internet are never an accurate...

    Colors on internet are never an accurate representation of the true colors of the item. Best helmet pictures are taken in a "light box".

    However, the helmet does appear to have been repainted...
  15. Thread: WW2 helmet

    by BEAR
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    Information on these two sites might help: (...

    Information on these two sites might help: ( Collecting WWII-Era M1 Helmets: A Beginner's Guide - Military Trader/Vehicles ) & ( Identifying and Collecting WWII M1 Helmet Liners - Military...
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    Simple explanation! Crapgame trying to exchange...

    Simple explanation! Crapgame trying to exchange war souvenirs to the Air Corps for whatever he can con them out of. (bad english). Not many aircrew can collect war souvenirs except FLAK pieces.
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    Two rare sights in the Aleutians.....not counting...

    Two rare sights in the Aleutians.....not counting the stop light. Marines and sunshine.
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    Yes, you got it. That's the "I am bored , don't...

    Yes, you got it. That's the "I am bored , don't bother me American."
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    Nice looking helmet. Oh yeah, don't smile when...

    Nice looking helmet.
    Oh yeah, don't smile when you wear that helmet. VOPOs never, never smile. We used to see them when the Duty Train would stop in Potsdam at 02:00. They would clump along the...
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    Oops! my mistake. It was the M56/76 that used a...

    Oops! my mistake. It was the M56/76 that used a rivetless helmet shell.
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    I did see those helmets on ebay and searching...

    I did see those helmets on ebay and searching thru found a few more at varying prices, though most were in rough condition.
    The original M56s were worn by the Kasernierte Volkspolizei...
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    Some years ago I purchased an M56/66 in excellent...

    Some years ago I purchased an M56/66 in excellent condition to help with my growing collection. It was then I learned that the helmet was designed in 1944 but was rejected by Hitler due to it's...
  23. Thread: War Throphies

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    My dad brought my Mom home to Michigan. I thought...

    My dad brought my Mom home to Michigan. I thought that was pretty awesome, especially a few years later when I was born.
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    Yes, but I was just emphasizing that the magnet...

    Yes, but I was just emphasizing that the magnet test does not work on just non-combat allied helmets.
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    Hessian Antique is a good company. I have ordered...

    Hessian Antique is a good company. I have ordered many items from them with no problems.
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