US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

Post by Cookie »

Nice selection of personal items there Pipes, I did 101st AB for 8 years and never got such a complete set of items for my pack impression. Very nice. One thing though (sorry) replace the wool nit gloves with the US leather palmed type with the OD wool backs. The cricifix is also a nice touch.
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Cookie wrote:Nice selection of personal items there Pipes, I did 101st AB for 8 years and never got such a complete set of items for my pack impression. Very nice. One thing though (sorry) replace the wool nit gloves with the US leather palmed type with the OD wool backs. The cricifix is also a nice touch.
Cheers Cookie
Yes i was going to get some leather palmed types but already got the tan Para ones, thought it would be
overkill lol, although these OD wool types apparantly were bought privately from the camp shops like some
other personal items, unfortunately some of the smaller things are unclear, here is (hopefully) a clearer pic,
my main impression is still being sorted, am still waiting for replacement gear :(

Regards Pipes :D
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Close-ups :)
Personal-effects
Personal-effects
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Wash-kit
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First-aid items and bag contents
First-aid items and bag contents
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Peiper :wink:

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy and Carentan 1944, new photo's

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New photoshoot :wink:
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy and Carentan 1944, new photo's

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Normandy and Carentan, new pics continued !!!!!
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Hmmmm...... two days and no scathing comment ???? :shock:

I guess the new portrayal is right then lol :P

Thanks!!!!

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Hi....

Looked.... gone away.... looked again....

Just realised what I find odd…..

Your belt… how high is it? on your lower ribcage…

Lengthen your suspenders….

Maybe that’s why your jacket looks long and odd….

See never right :wink: is it :lol: :lol:

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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LAH650 wrote:Hi....

Looked.... gone away.... looked again....

Just realised what I find odd…..

Your belt… how high is it? on your lower ribcage…

Lengthen your suspenders….

Maybe that’s why your jacket looks long and odd….

See never right :wink: is it :lol: :lol:
Lol yes, got to adjust the suspenders but the equipment and uniform
is spot on and second to none, right down to the spoon in the breast pocket lol :wink:

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Nice EE-8 :wink:
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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Pies wrote:Nice EE-8 :wink:
Cheers mate, ive got two lol, funnilly enough i had them
before i put this impression together, both dated 44 and
they still both work :D, thought i would put one to use lol

Regards Pipes :wink:

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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class photos and pleasure to view, well put together ,
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

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berlin1945 wrote:class photos and pleasure to view, well put together ,
Cheers Mairtin :D
Glad somebody likes em lol

Regards Pipes :wink:

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

Post by berlin1945 »

like anything loz we all start at the begining .... like the thompson do u happen to have a drum for it as not seen any about recently , and did they only use sticks mags ???
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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

Post by Peiper »

Hi Mairtin :)
Havent got the drum mag, just got 8 20rd stick mags,
tbh i dont think the Paras carried them as they were too
heavy/cumbersome, plus i havent seen any being used
on pics???, think they were used by the Yanks in the
eary part of the War then i think the Brits used them later
then finally the Home Guard??
Regards Pipes

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Re: US Paratrooper, Normandy 1944, photo vignette

Post by berlin1945 »

funny you say that as i have saw them used in the philopines early war with japan , and i think also by british troops as well in jungle must google to find them.
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