wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 2244
Search took 0.14 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Allan H.
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-18-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Allan H.
The RAF wing is not a period original. The...

The RAF wing is not a period original. The shoulder straps and ribbon bars aren't very expensive. Maybe $30 USD for the ribbons and $20 USD for the shoulder straps?

The wing is a $10 wing.
...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-11-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By Allan H.
Let's pretend for a moment that the wearer of the...

Let's pretend for a moment that the wearer of the uniform didn't care about wearing his ribbons, wearing, o/seas bars or even how the insignia was sewn on his uniform. Heck, let's even pretend that...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-11-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Allan H.
RAF pilots served as officers and as other ranks...

RAF pilots served as officers and as other ranks (enlisted). This pattern was considered a "graduation wing." Pilots desiring a high quality hand embroidered wing had to buy them. They were not...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-11-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Allan H.
Pete- If you go over to the RAF section,...

Pete-

If you go over to the RAF section, you'll find no less than four examples of this pattern wing on Bob's excellent website. http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/britainraf/britainrafpilot.shtml
...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-11-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Allan H.
This latest wing and the one that started this...

This latest wing and the one that started this whole discussion are considered to be Canadian manufacture from 1943 according to Warren Carroll's "Eagle's Recalled." I realize that Warren's work has...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By Allan H.
I've collected WWII RAF and British para for...

I've collected WWII RAF and British para for many, many years. The British parachute brevet is NOT a WWII example. There are a couple of really good threads in the British militaria section of the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-10-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,450
Posted By Allan H.
My inclination is that the insignia was for...

My inclination is that the insignia was for "eagle patrol" and used by a Boy Scout.

Allan
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-08-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By Allan H.
These helmets were often times painted aboard...

These helmets were often times painted aboard ship on the way home from France. The "A-49" could be a rack number. I doubt you would be able to tie it to anyone specifically.

It looks like a...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-07-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By Allan H.
Bobb, It's a shame that your badge is...

Bobb,

It's a shame that your badge is broken. :thumbdown Maybe you can find a better example one of these days and throw this one away. :tongueout:

Leave it to you to post up one of the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-06-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Allan H.
That's "Bomby the Bear" the mascot of the 569th...

That's "Bomby the Bear" the mascot of the 569th Bomb Squadron of the 390th Bomb Group (Heavy) out of Framlingham, England.

Allan
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-03-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By Allan H.
All of these are nice, WWII examples. Values run...

All of these are nice, WWII examples. Values run from $5 to $75 as patch values are determined by scarcity and desirability.

Allan
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 01-01-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Allan H.
OK, let's refocus this discussion. We have had...

OK, let's refocus this discussion. We have had two members here come out and state with certainty that the wing in question is NOT a WWII wing. Looking at the wing, I cannot see anything that makes...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-31-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By Allan H.
OK, my interest is piqued, so I have to ask- why...

OK, my interest is piqued, so I have to ask- why is this wing not being considered to be a WWII wing? When I started collect WWII RAF and commonwealth brevets, I had the distinct honor of learning...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-29-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By Allan H.
These "class ring" style pieces were very popular...

These "class ring" style pieces were very popular for a few decades from the 1940's on. It is possible that your ring dates back that far. I would assume that the ring was made by Josten or one of...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-29-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Allan H.
While it is possible that these suspenders were...

While it is possible that these suspenders were worn by a US soldier during WWII, they are not what I would expect to see on an issued pair of suspenders. Normally, the issue suspenders will either...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-29-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Allan H.
I believe that your bullion 17th Airborne Patch...

I believe that your bullion 17th Airborne Patch was made in Pakistan and is not an original, WWII era example. The Black paper and the double row of then bullion wire on the border of the patch are...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-26-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Allan H.
I've specialized in WWII US Airborne for over 35...

I've specialized in WWII US Airborne for over 35 years and can tell you with absolute certainty that these are 1990 vintage jump boots. The welt (the tan area on the sole between the heel and the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-23-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Allan H.
There really is no difference between the colors...

There really is no difference between the colors of the metal as during the 1950's the army allowed officers' and enlisted men to wear silver colored insignia and buttons on their uniforms. I...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-23-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,259
Posted By Allan H.
The map is interesting, and I wonder if there was...

The map is interesting, and I wonder if there was a similar map showing Bastogne from December 16th through the 21st. Bastogne became the headquarters of the 28th Infantry Division on the 16th and...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-23-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Allan H.
What a wonderful tunic! Thank you for sharing it...

What a wonderful tunic! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am afraid that I do not know anything about the British Red Cross and their uniform regulations, but I can tell you that it was not...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Allan H.
The insignia is undoubtedly WWII vintage as I...

The insignia is undoubtedly WWII vintage as I have picked up a few of these patch type DI's directly from WWII 101st veterans. The insignia could have been affixed to the buckle at any time.

...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Allan H.
I think you are misleading the original poster as...

I think you are misleading the original poster as the parachute brevet isn't a reproduction, but it is also not very old. It is definitely NOT WWII vintage. Also, it is POSSIBLE that the Parachute...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-18-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Allan H.
Not that Keith's assessment needs a second, but I...

Not that Keith's assessment needs a second, but I second his evaluation.

Allan
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By Allan H.
The World War II Registry lists exactly one DJ...

The World War II Registry lists exactly one DJ Wanamaker. Daniel J. Wanamaker Junior from Chicago, IL. http://wwiimemorial.com/Registry/plaque.aspx?honoreeID=1418193

The entry says that he...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 12-01-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By Allan H.
The soldier by the car is wearing an Ike jacket,...

The soldier by the car is wearing an Ike jacket, so I would say that the photo was taken shortly after World War II.

Allan
Showing results 1 to 25 of 2244

 
Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com