Monday, August 3, 2020

EP5 Foxtrot Canteen Militaria Podcast Interview Dan King A Tomb Called Iwo Jima

Daniel Bermudez and Leonardo Flores interview Dan King, author of A Tomb Called Iwo Jima and The Last Zero Fighter, and talks with us about his experiences of interviewing WWII Japanese Veterans, Japanese Militaria and working on Windtalkers.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Foxtrot Canteen WWII Militaria Podcast is up!

My friend Daniel Bermudez and I have started a Militaria Podcast called "Foxtrot Canteen." We will be discussing WWII Militaria, our latest finds and interviews with fellow collectors and historians. Please listen, thank you!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

WWII Japanese Army White Work Uniform

Here is a uniform that is not often seen in reference books, the IJA work uniform. A very clean example with some clear depot manufacturing markings.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

WWII USMC M1917A1 Heavy Machine Gun Section

Here is some of the specific information regarding the M1917A1 Heavy Machine Gun Section culled from three WWII USMC manuals. These three manuals used are the 1946 Marine Handbook, Weapons (Marine Infantry Battalion 1942) and The Organization of the Marine Infantry Regiment 1943) Great information for living history units who want to arrange a 1943 Heavy Machine Gun section for their unit.

Friday, March 15, 2019

WWII USMC Recruit Depot Camel Cigarettes Pack 4th of July

From the J. Ruffini collection, comes this amazing Marine Recruit 4th if July gift item from Parris Island. I've never seen anything quite like this over the years. It being a disposable item, I'm very sure not many of these have survived over the years. Thank you for sharing this item Mr. Ruffini.

Friday, February 8, 2019

WWII Navy Hemostatic Forceps Case MD USN Corpsman Roll

One of those projects I have been working on is acquiring the proper Navy marked forceps to complete this Navy Hemostatic Forceps Case I picked up some time ago. A really unique corpsman related item not often seen.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WWII 5th Pioneer Book The Return To Iwo Jima 1945-1985 Lucian Caste

I'm always looking for obscure 5th Marine Division vet autobiographies, and I believe this has has to be one of the rarest published books I have ever come across. "The Return To Iwo Jima 1945-1985" by 5th Pioneer Iwo Jima vet Lucian Caste (1925-2013). The book is a journal of his journey back to Iwo Jima in 1985. With a limited count of only twenty books published for family members it is a rather rare narrative of a combat Marine and his experiences of traveling back to Iwo Jima in 1985. To me these self published autobiographies are some of the rarest and rewarding books about Iwo Jima, who knows how many of these types of books were published over the last 70 years. Thank you for your service Mr. Caste!