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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum Today, 08:13 AM
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Posted By Bill D.
Thank you, HPL! You are quite amazing!

Thank you, HPL!
You are quite amazing!
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum Yesterday, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Bill D.
Anyone Recognize This Army General ???

He obviously served in World War I, receiving the Iron Cross first class in both wars.
He received the German Cross and the Knights Cross in World War II, with service on the eastern front.
But...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 01-20-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By Bill D.
Amazing! Many, MANY thanks!!!

Amazing!
Many, MANY thanks!!!
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 01-20-2020, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Bill D.
Who was this Luftwaffe General ???

Does anyone happen to recognize this Luftwaffe General?

These large portrait photographs show us a General who was a veteran of World War I, and he wears the Third Reich Pilot or Pilot Observer...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-13-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Bill D.
Thank you, Macleod! I am really appreciative of...

Thank you, Macleod!
I am really appreciative of your time and assistance!
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Bill D.
Ben... Would you be able to post a picture of a...

Ben...
Would you be able to post a picture of a World War II era eagle for this flag?
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Bill D.
The auction house description:

The auction house description:
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Bill D.
Since the linked site will one day disappear...

Since the linked site will one day disappear...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-07-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Bill D.
Thank you, Bob, VERY much! I truly appreciate...

Thank you, Bob, VERY much!
I truly appreciate the help! thumbsup

Bill
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-06-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Bill D.
Thanks, Nico. I can't figure out why I...

Thanks, Nico.
I can't figure out why I mis-typed the name of the regiment. I had it right in front of me! I have corrected my post.
Here is one of the collar badges, the cap badge, and a button for...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-06-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bill D.
In South Philly??? That would probably be a...

In South Philly???
That would probably be a VERY unwise (and unhealthy) thing to try!
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-06-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Bill D.
Request for Help with a British WWII Officer

I don't have any real knowledge about researching a British officer of World War II, and I'm hoping that one of you guys can help me out.
I'd like to find out if I can learn anything about the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-03-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bill D.
Here you go:

Here you go:
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-03-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Bill D.
Serling's wartime service greatly influenced his...

Serling's wartime service greatly influenced his writing. Two examples are The Twilight Zone episodes titled "The Purple Testament" and "A Quality of Mercy", both of which take place in combat in the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-03-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bill D.
Babe told me that he had been offered money to...

Babe told me that he had been offered money to "authenticate" military items as having been his from the war. He declined, of course.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-02-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Bill D.
Cool movie, too, as I recall. I remember...

Cool movie, too, as I recall.
I remember reading that the producers of the series "The Twilight Zone" purchased a B-25 Bomber for use in one of the early episodes that was called "King 9 Will Not...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-01-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Bill D.
L22: HLI Lordship Industries Inc., Hauppauge, NY....

L22: HLI Lordship Industries Inc., Hauppauge, NY.
The L22 mark was used beginning about 1974, and I believe that it is still used on insignia that they manufacture.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-31-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bill D.
The funny thing is that I knew Babe for a number...

The funny thing is that I knew Babe for a number of years (and I certainly met Bill), and I don't think that either Babe or Bill Guarnere would have been thrilled about statues of themselves being...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-31-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By Bill D.
Philadelphia's Tribute to two "Band of Brothers"

Philadelphia has created a memorial tribute to Babe Heffron and Bill Guarnere, two Easy Company members who were from South Philadelphia (and proud of it; they usually added "So. Philly" to their...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-20-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Bill D.
Maybe it was just a shortage of devices at the...

Maybe it was just a shortage of devices at the Quartermaster? Not long ago I read an article in a late 1944 edition of the "Stars and Stripes" newspaper. The article told of a U.S. Army infantry...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Bill D.
They did have to apply for them initially, at...

They did have to apply for them initially, at least. But I was influenced by seeing the Purple Heart that I mentioned above, which was sent as a posthumous decoration during World War II following an...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Bill D.
I have never heard of that happening, but almost...

I have never heard of that happening, but almost anything is possible.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Bill D.
It might be worth noting that other America...

It might be worth noting that other America decorations were also awarded retroactively. I have seen two groups that included Silver Stars for valor, that decoration having been created in 1926....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Bill D.
It appears to be a "chalkware" figure in plaster....

It appears to be a "chalkware" figure in plaster. I have see figures like this of Uncle Sam, rolling up one sleeve and making a fist. Apparently they were often used as counter top displays where...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By Bill D.
I once owned a named, cased, slot brooch Purple...

I once owned a named, cased, slot brooch Purple Heart with the large War Department citation document. The document was, as I recall, dated about 1944. The citation document stated that the Purple...
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