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Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-02-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By J.von Canon
101st.Abn. & Windhunden

Am pretty sure these guys (116) tangled with the 101st. Abn. during the Bastogne fight.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-04-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,965
Posted By J.von Canon
Just an opinion

Don't "shoot the messenger".
It is (only) a personal opinion-they are all just too damn clean...:glasses:
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,965
Posted By J.von Canon
too clean...

These fellows are waaay too clean!
All that dirt-and no stains on knees,boots,etc.
I would hazard that they are reenactors...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 02-22-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By J.von Canon
Fallschirmjaeger research

Actually this topic could apply to ANY of the subject matter areas.
I just want to say that Tom Durante's new Fallschirmjaeger book is a good example of just how much we all owe to solid research...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 02-22-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,751
Posted By J.von Canon
Great book

This book is a masterpiece.
I can only wish that it was available years ago...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-22-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,211
Posted By J.von Canon
Macon-made sword

Sorta reminds me of an incident many years ago...
I was dating a lady living in Macon,Ga. and she had been using a (marked)McElroy & Hunt sword as a fire poker!
Other than the scorched point it was...
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 02-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,834
Posted By J.von Canon
bullet impact area

Looking at the dust spurting well to either side of the executed it's clear some of the firing squad individuals had reservations about shooting to kill and pulled their shots...probably the ones who...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By J.von Canon
Wings

Just an aside;when I graduated from Jump School(1962)they pinned our wings on us.
These wings had the pin-configuration rather than the stud/grommet affairs.
That SF background was the early...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-18-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,211
Posted By J.von Canon
Contact Harry Ridgeway

Hello,
I would suggest contacting Harry Ridgeway,Winchester,Va.
He's one of the "good guys" in Civil War collecting and has an extensive website.
He's very DOWN on fakes & etc.
J.v.C.
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-27-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By J.von Canon
Absolutely so. The most knowledgeable are found...

Absolutely so.
The most knowledgeable are found on any of the topic categories.
All you need do is ask,etc.
This site is frequented by the serious collectors & a gold mine of information.:smokin:...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 01-25-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,366
Posted By J.von Canon
Thomas, You are very welcome. I was hoping...

Thomas,
You are very welcome.
I was hoping these badges would find a good home...
And we're even neighbors!
Gleuck auf.
John A.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-14-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,026
Posted By J.von Canon
SS at Stalingrad

I think it's pretty much a given that SS units were'nt at Stalingrad.
While skim reading the so-called Vasiliev(sp?) account of his sniping prowess at Stalingrad he mentions killing SS men during...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
I was in Taiwan in 1970. At that time Japanese...

I was in Taiwan in 1970.
At that time Japanese tourists were still being officially warned about the dangers of traveling around the Philippine Islands.Quite a number were still being killed by...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-08-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
I'm neither a member nor have a digi-camera. ...

I'm neither a member nor have a digi-camera.
Prefer to sell items in person(hands on)anyway.
A forum helmet collector bought the last two items I sold in person(Fallschirmjaeger camo helmet & SS...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 01-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
De Oppresso Liber then... J.v.C.

De Oppresso Liber then...
J.v.C.
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-30-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
Hoo-humm... A hard ass dig... And even with a...

Hoo-humm...
A hard ass dig...
And even with a SF avitar .
Were you even SF-or just a "collector"?
Actually my personal experience(SF/24 YEARS) on ODA's in three continents made most all of us...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-29-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,977
Posted By J.von Canon
Macabre photo

Bruce's photo of the two soldiers & Japanese flag-with image between-looks very much like a sitting individual seen in profile,back straight & arms akimbo(a zen posture of unhappiness).
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-29-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
Hello Rodney, Your photos graphically...

Hello Rodney,
Your photos graphically illustrate what I'm talking about.
This may be some warped version of Bushido(as I understand it)but I have a reluctance to keep an item that likely was used...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
Hello Andy, Are you ever in the Atlanta,GA....

Hello Andy,
Are you ever in the Atlanta,GA. area?
Will pm further.
J.v.C.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-28-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By J.von Canon
I agree. This belt buckle type is generally...

I agree.
This belt buckle type is generally believed to be a pre-Civil War item associated with Texas or even Mississippi militia which later saw service in the Confederate forces.
This one is...
Forum: Japanese Militaria Forum 12-28-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,028
Posted By J.von Canon
japanese swords routinely "blooded"???

Hello,
Just an aside question:
Would it be safe to say that most all Japanese swords taken off combat Japanese casualties would,in all likelihood,have been "blooded"?
I've read countless books...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By J.von Canon
parachute wings circa 1962

Just an aside...
I was awarded my first parachute wings (Ft.Benning Jump School) in 1962.
The wings were sterling silver and had the straight pin(W.W.II vintage?) on reverse.
The extra wings...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 12-28-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,936
Posted By J.von Canon
New book-source

Hello Mr.Durante,
Please post WHERE your forthcoming book can be ordered.
I don't attend shows anymore(the prices are too absurd for my taste)and I'd very much like to purchase your new book when...
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 06-05-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 104,690
Posted By J.von Canon
talley question

Hello,
I have a talley question;the U-Boat school talley in particular.
Years ago an ex-u-Boat survivor told me that the school talley(u-boat school version)was required to be " turned in"at the...
Forum: Conservation/Safe Keeping Forum 11-25-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,060
Posted By J.von Canon
Thanks Peter

Thank you Peter.
I appreciate you posting.:)
Now that I've finally bought a good camera I suppose I'll become an associate member(though am not much of a joiner).
You can easily see how the green...
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