PARATROOPERS

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  1. YANK magazine of March 17, 1944

    € 50.00
    The GI paper by the men... for the men in the service. With superb cover photo of 504th PIR trooper with damaged camouflage painted helmet. The magazine is filled with great articles, photos, cartoons (Sad Sack!) and Pin-Up. It is in above average shape and seems hardly read, if at all. Excellent for display and will look great framed.

    Very good condition.

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  2. M-42 Jump jacket, size 34 R

    € 1,700.00
    Iconic cotton jump jacket as proudly worn by US paratroopers troughout the war. The jacket was never worn as still has some cutter tags. The color is strong and most of the coating is still on the domes of the snap fasteners! The label in the lower right hand pocket is crisp. The jacket was maade by Rogol Mfg. Co. Dated 1943. It is complete with its waist belt. The steel snap fasteners have some corrosion as usual with these. But nothing majer. All zippers present, original to the jacket and working. Although it is a small size (most paratroopers weren't big) the jacket is very suitable for a bust or slim built mannequin. You'll be hardpressed to find a nicer example of this jacket. Also see last photo from Quartermaster catalog. View the many photos.

    Very good condition.

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  3. 101st Airborne Division patch

    € 170.00
    With amoeba shaped eye and attached tab. A type 3, based on the Mark Bando typification. Insured shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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  4. Benzedrine Sulfate tablets

    € 275.00
    Six tablets against fatigue in wrapper in small cardboard box. As found in various survival kits. Also issued to GI's and paratroopers during extreme circumstances. Hard to find medical item. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.



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  5. Emergency Medical Tag book

    € 475.00
    Super rare early pattern EMT book, Form 52b. It has the early code 3-7906, with prefix 3 (later replaced by prefix 16). This book is also the first version which has brass wires. Later versions had cotton ties. Four of the wires are missing. The book contained 20 forms with carbon paper and duplicates. Four forms were used but the duplicates are still present.
    EMT's were parts of various kits and carried by all medics. The early pattern EMT book can be seen in pre-WWII official publications such as Field and Technical Manuals. The later version with darker blue cover, revised October 25, 1940, code 16-15434, makes its appearance during 1942. These early pattern EMT books were most probably still used during the early stages of WWII (consistent with US Government policy to use existing stocks first). EMT books are hard to find and missing from most medical collections. The early pattern EMT books are pretty much non-existent. The additional photos are from the excellent website med-dept.com which also has a good article on EMT's. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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  6. Para/glide cap badge

    € 40.00
    Used. Enlisted Men's badge.

    Very good condition.

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  7. Mission Accomplished, the story of the Fighting Corps

    € 275.00
    Hardcover book that covers the operations of the XVIIIth Airborne Corps in the ETO. It was printed in Germany in 1945 and contains 36 pages with serveral multicolor maps and many photos. Chapters include the Holland Airborne Assault, the Ardennes, the airborne assault of the Rhine (Wesel Operation), the Ruhr pocket and From the Elbe to the Baltic. This is a rare high quality book.

    Very good condition.

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  8. Musette bag, camouflage painted

    € 525.00
    1942 dated musette bag with spray painted two tone (black/green) camouflage, typical for Southern France. Under the flap are faint markings stencilled which could be a name and partial ASN. It is obvious were the flap and strap buckles were positioned when the bag was spray painted. Rare item that is perfect for display.

    Very good condition.



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  9. M-41 field jacket

    € 525.00
    OD 3 shade cotton jacket with twill Troop Carrier chest patch, AAF patch and Technical Sergeant chevrons. The brass Conmar zipper is complete and works well. The caramel colored buttons are all present. The tag under the collar and in the righthand pocket are removed but the size seems to be about 38L or 40 maybe. The jacket was lightly used but is in very nice shape and has a strong color. There is a small green paint spot next to a button and another at the back of the sleeve of the right hand. These are hardly noticable. View the many photos.

    Very good condition.

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  10. United States Paratroops pocket patch

    € 110.00
    Embroidered on light blue felt with gauze backing. PX purchase. Nicely used with great patina.

    Very good condition.

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  11. Back the Attack! poster

    € 225.00
    Buy War Bonds 3rd War Loan poster. 1943 dated. It measures about 71 x 51.5 centimeters. The colors are strong and the poster appears not to have been hung. This will look awesome framed! Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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  12. Paratrooper Padre

    € 525.00
    This is the original 1948 edition of the book written by Chaplain Francis L. Sampson who served with the 501st PIR of the 101st Airborne Division. The book describes Sampson's experiences during WWII. It was later combined with his experiences during the Korea conflict in the book 'Look Out Below!', which was published in 1958. Paratrooper Padre is the original 1948 edition which was printed in a very limited number and as such it is super rare. In addition the book is signed by Sampson. It has a plastic cover which kept the book and dust jacket in great shape. A 'must have' for the history buff or anyone with a specific interest for Chaplains of WWII or the 101st Airborne Division. The movie 'Saving Private Ryan' was also losely based on one of Sampson's experiences. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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  13. Parachute packing booklet

    € 90.00
    Medium size 14 page booklet on parachute packing. Published by Fort Benning. 30.000 of these were printed in September 1943. The jump wings were cut from the front page. Despite this it is a hard to find booklet which is nice for display.

    Good condition.

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  14. Infantry Journal, October 1943

    € 70.00
    Magazine with superb cover photo of paratrooper exiting from a plane. Filled with great articles and photos.

    Very good condition.

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  15. B-4 Life preserver in box

    € 595.00
    Iconic 'Mae West' Life Preserver in its box, as used by aviators and paratroopers. It is complete with its original straps and rubber air hoses and was made by the New York Rubber Corp. The contract W535 AC 29301 was let in June 1942 and entailed 50.000 units. The life preserver has no date stamp as this was likely done when it left the factory or when it was actually issued. It was however produced in May 1943 as indicated by the text on the box 'if in storage after May 1944 the life preserver vest will be tested and inspected before issue'. This covered a period of one year after the life preserver was made. The vest also has none of the modifications which would have been installed in the factory after their introduction date (dye marker packet T.O. 13-1-5 of August 1943, inspection stamps T.O. 13-1-3 of December 1943 or additional collar strap T.O. 13-1-17 of May 1944). The rubber is very supple and the yellow color is strong and vibrant. The box has some splits and also small tape repairs on the lid but it kept the life preserver in such great shape. It comes with two CO2 cartridges. You'll be hardpressed to find a nice B-4 life preserver vest.

    Excellent condition.

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  16. Sweetheart earrings Jump Wings

    € 125.00
    Sterling marked on the back of the jump wings and on the nuts. Lovely set.

    Very good condition.

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  17. 460th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion photo & document group

    € 475.00
    Photo and document group that belonged to T/5 Domenico L. Turco, ASN 12002728, who enlisted on July 30, 1940. Turco served with A battery of the 460th Field Artillery Battalion all over Europe. The 460th PFAB was active from 1943 to 1946. It trained with the 17th Airborne Division, served with the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team in the Italian Campaign, Operation Dragoon in Southern France and the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium. It ended the war assigned to the 13th Airborne Division before inactivation. Please note that some photos are glued and taped to paper and that some others are actually copies. Excellent group that deserves further research. View the many photos.

    Good condition.

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  18. Aerial delivery container lamp

    € 140.00
    Plastic bundle drop lamp with a bulb and colored cap on each side. Still has its cardboard deconnnector.

    Very good condition.

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  19. Original photo of 505th PIR mortar crew in Belgium

    € 225.00
    US Army Signal Corps photo. Taken on December 24, 1944. Superb photo of an 81MM mortar crew of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (82nd Airborne Division) near the village of Petit Halleux. The paratroopers on the photo are PFC Armydis Hilton Jr., ASN 12048899, who enlisted on June 26, 1942 and PFC Albert H. Rowe, ASN 33740600, who enlisted on April 29, 1943. Many great details can be seen; the base plate of the mortar dug in the ground, modified M-43 trousers (with legties of folded fabric and double snaps on the leg pockets), customized pistol grips and M-2 helmet. Measures about 26 x 20.5 centimeters. Also see additional sketch of the positions of paratroopers at Petit Halleux, with the mortars in the rear at point 7.

    Very good condition.

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  20. Aeronautic First Aid kit pouch

    € 50.00
    Medical item Item No. 9776600. Waxed canvas pouch with Talon zipper. The canvas is stiff. The zipper works but not smoothly and needs some cleaning and grease to function properly again. These kits were mounted in the fuselage of airplanes and often taken by paratroopers to get some additional supplies. Nice ite, for display as is or as a project to fill with the corrects items. As pictured in the FM 21-11 First aid for soldier manual, see last photo (the manual doesn't come with the pouch, just so you know).

    Very good condition.

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  21. All American, 82nd Airborne Division unit history

    € 150.00
    Souvenir booklet that was issued to the troops. This unit booklet in particular is becoming exceedingly difficult to find. Some dog ears but nothing major.

    Very good condition.

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  22. Motion sickness preventive tablets

    € 425.00
    Medical item no. 12960. Six tablets in wrapper in cardboard box. The box is a fold out type as should be (and not glued shut). These tablets were used by paratroopers and assault troops on D Day. Rare and extremely hard to find item. Perfect for display. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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  23. 101st Airborne Division patch

    € 250.00
    Blackback with attached tab. This is a rare patch.

    Excellent condition.

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  24. 101st Airborne Division patch

    € 390.00
    Unused greenback with separate tab. This is a rare and beautiful patch. Insured package shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Excellent condition.

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  25. 101st Airborne Division patch

    € 180.00
    With amoeba shaped eye and attached tab. A type 3, based on the Mark Bando typification. With super nice snowy back! Insured shipping is mandatory for this item.

    Very good condition.

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