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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-27-2020, 10:03 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Some reproductions of the Army Paratrooper Badge...

Some reproductions of the Army Paratrooper Badge are quite good, this is not one of them. The eagle's head is an excellent indication in this case.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 03-23-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,134
Posted By John Hodgin
The stuff of dreams Math, congratulations! Helmet...

The stuff of dreams Math, congratulations! Helmet and SS collectors the world over are now loosing sleep over this one.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-23-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By John Hodgin
Again Steve, I recommend you for head of...

Again Steve, I recommend you for head of reference research!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-23-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,351
Posted By John Hodgin
This is an interesting old thread, so thought I...

This is an interesting old thread, so thought I would bring it back up with a photo of various colors. It is a shame that so many old threads no longer have many of the posted photos present.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,223
Posted By John Hodgin
Daniele and I have been talking on a regular...

Daniele and I have been talking on a regular basis. However, emailed him yesterday and have not heard back, very concerned.

And yes, prayers and best wishes to you all.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By John Hodgin
Great examples with character Gustav and Mike,...

Great examples with character Gustav and Mike, thanks for showing them and the very interesting period photos.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-22-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
It is hard to tell A., viewing from online...

It is hard to tell A., viewing from online photos. Will shoot a detail and post it soon.

Meanwhile, a detail of the khaki helmet.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-21-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
Greetings A, Unfortunately no history on the...

Greetings A,

Unfortunately no history on the khaki helmet. The lot number is not far from the number on the yellowish helmet, so may also be from Africa.

The paints are very similar on the...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-21-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
It certainly does. A Ramcke Brigade helmet from a...

It certainly does. A Ramcke Brigade helmet from a Kanonier of Fenski's Parachute Artillery Battalion. Regrettably, he did not survive the war.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-21-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
The positive comments are much appreciated. ...

The positive comments are much appreciated.

Tropical painted fuel can; produced in 1940, the can was originally painted armor grey.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-20-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
Thanks HAF and thanks for the kind comments...

Thanks HAF and thanks for the kind comments gentlemen.

Both signs, showing both sides.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-20-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
Major Jarrett in Tobruk, although the signs were...

Major Jarrett in Tobruk, although the signs were most likely recovered from El Alamein or nearby.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-20-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
Yes Walter, the signs were brought home by (then)...

Yes Walter, the signs were brought home by (then) Major Jarrett US Army, weapons expert.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249948&highlight=Ramcke+Signs&page=16
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 03-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,101
Posted By John Hodgin
Painted in Africa

Well, mostly, one piece may be from Italy.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-20-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By John Hodgin
Beautiful bright colors and an interesting...

Beautiful bright colors and an interesting example.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-15-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By John Hodgin
Excellent Gustav, a very desirable and rare...

Excellent Gustav, a very desirable and rare example. And I agree, Schellenberg for the maker of the hat in the previous photo.

Look Jos, the black side of the chinstrap is facing outwards. thumbsup
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-15-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By John Hodgin
Outstanding additions Bill, a window into an...

Outstanding additions Bill, a window into an historic operation where so little was recorded. Excellent!
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-15-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By John Hodgin
Pocket construction detail, which brings up a...

Pocket construction detail, which brings up a personal discussion I would like to have with you going forward.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-15-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By John Hodgin
Markings.

Markings.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-15-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By John Hodgin
Thanks for checking this thread Gustav. Because I...

Thanks for checking this thread Gustav. Because I have not been able to attend any large shows in a good while I have not kept up with reproductions. The breast eagle was glaringly bad, but the...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-14-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By John Hodgin
Certainly agree Paul, exactly what I told the guy...

Certainly agree Paul, exactly what I told the guy who sent the tunic for review. Will post some more photos and would like your thoughts on the tunic itself.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By John Hodgin
Tropical Breast Eagle

Was sent this the other week.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-14-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,450
Posted By John Hodgin
Thanks Chris! And that is a fantastic period...

Thanks Chris! And that is a fantastic period photo!
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-14-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,109
Posted By John Hodgin
Certainly agree Gustav, and a very fine example.

Certainly agree Gustav, and a very fine example.
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 03-13-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,450
Posted By John Hodgin
Just wonderful Chris! What is the maker and date?

Just wonderful Chris! What is the maker and date?
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