Thursday, September 21, 2017

WWII Navy USCG Jumper Rack Amphibious Forces

I haven't been posting most of this year due to other obligations but things are slowly getting back to normal. One project Ive been working on is getting all my uniforms IDed, tagged and racked. Here's a look at my Iwo Jima vets navy rack with a couple of Great War and Coast Guard uniforms added on. I'm really proud of the Iwo Vet Navy Collection I've been able to assemble uniforms covering sailors from Battleships, Destroyers, LCI's, Attack Transports APA, LST's etc. Without these brave sailors there would have been no assault landings at Iwo, Okinawa, Normandy etc. I believe a Marine or Army uniforms collection isn't complete without at least one uniform from a sailor who helped them with their landings. I plan to post these individually at a later date.

WWII Era USMC Marine Wallet Bill Fold

Awesome Marine specific personal item, a leather wallet with a prominent EGA on the front and Marines initials on the back. A fantastic item!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WWII Corpsman Navy MD USN Case, Pins, Scissors & Dressing Forceps

Here's something one doesn't see so often. Here is a complete Case, Pins, Scissors & Dressing Forceps. While these pouches are often found they are usually missing their contents or the wrong contents are included, this is the first complete one I have ever seen with its original contents. I'm not exactly sure what personnel were issued these but its nice to see what the original contents looked like.

Monday, January 23, 2017

WWII Bangalore Torpedo Couplings

Here is an item that is rarely seen, Bangalore Torpedo coupling used to connect the two poles together. From eBay dealer Kanowarrior.

WWII Original Bulldog Art 1944

Very cool original WWII USMC bulldog art from 1944.

WWII USMC Khaki Shirt 3rd Marine Division

This stellar shirt appeared on eBay recently. Belonging to a Marine in the 3rd Battalion 21st Marines 3rd MarDiv. Not easy to find SSI patched shirts. A fantastic find for the buyer.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WWII USMC 5th Marine Division Reunion Detroit 1954 Iwo Jima Sand

Really incredible souvenir from the 5th Marine Divisions Association 1954 Reunion in Detroit. A glass bottle of Iwo Jima Sand.