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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-06-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Beezman
Great find. Thanks for sharing. Your...

Great find. Thanks for sharing. Your documentation efforts are great.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-03-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Beezman
It is not related to the Indochina or Vietnam...

It is not related to the Indochina or Vietnam wars.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 09-12-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Beezman
That's extremely irritating indeed. I remember...

That's extremely irritating indeed. I remember finding a good 362nd TEWS flight suit in Vietnam, direct embroidered. I did not enough cash with me and came back a few days later. The dealer had added...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-27-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Beezman
Very intriguing example. With the US size it was...

Very intriguing example. With the US size it was clearly made under a US contract, probably awarded abroad.
The similarity in sole design may indicate that your boots were reverse engineered from...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-20-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,672
Posted By Beezman
Thanks for the great pics! I will never be able...

Thanks for the great pics! I will never be able to afford the smock, but at least I have the same kind of sneakers worn on the right! :laugh:
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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-19-2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By Beezman
Is there a contract number inside?

Is there a contract number inside?
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 06-27-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Beezman
These are mechanics coveralls. Definitely not a...

These are mechanics coveralls. Definitely not a flight suit. The embroidery on back is not period done. Which leads me to think that the patches and front embroidery are not original either.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 06-16-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Beezman
Great pic! I did some color correction: ...

Great pic! I did some color correction:

https://i54.servimg.com/u/f54/09/01/85/07/gpd_ra11.jpg (https://servimg.com/view/10018507/8514)
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 04-29-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Beezman
It looks rather fine on your thumbnail. By fine I...

It looks rather fine on your thumbnail. By fine I mean consistent with real wartime examples. But this is always a minefield.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-31-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By Beezman
Vietnamese "Monster" pattern.

Vietnamese "Monster" pattern.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-30-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Beezman
The box is Vietnam era, the contents seem to be...

The box is Vietnam era, the contents seem to be from the 50s. If complete $50 is a fair deal.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-22-2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Beezman
I can't find Robinson, doesn't mean he didn't...

I can't find Robinson, doesn't mean he didn't exist.

Dennis Aylward was a MP officer with the 545th MP co. He is mentionned as a convoy escort officer on the old 545th site (which has to be...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 01-02-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Beezman
Yes the GM2 has the correct markings. It is...

Yes the GM2 has the correct markings. It is described in French as "La bite sous le bras" (litterally "The dick under the arm"). Drago reportedly refused to sign it, although this one is hallmarked...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-11-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Beezman
Really cool! The only thing a bit odd is that the...

Really cool! The only thing a bit odd is that the construction and embroidery are Thai, whereas Pleiku is in Vietnam. But I do not think it is a problem. It could also have been worn on a 2nd tour,...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-10-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Beezman
Thanks for your replies. I found that the seller...

Thanks for your replies. I found that the seller has a history of questionable items. The total price for above €700, too high for a repro. So I canceled the sale and he did not reply, probably...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 12-09-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Beezman
So I was the high bidder on this 47-52 set...

But the price was way too low, the photos are quite crappy, and I am starting to have second thoughts. I have not paid yet, as the seller takes only bank trasnfers and has a no return policy.
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Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-29-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Beezman
Both are OK. The model with the FFL "grenade" is...

Both are OK. The model with the FFL "grenade" is actually type II. The grenade was added to reflect inclusion of 13th DBLE and 3rd REI elements in the group.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-26-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Beezman
The name is uncommon, making him easier to...

The name is uncommon, making him easier to research. Still expensive though.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 11-17-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By Beezman
This is the third type insignia. I think it is...

This is the third type insignia. I think it is rather Algeria era, but I will let others confirm.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-20-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By Beezman
Incredible find!

Incredible find!
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-20-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Beezman
This kind of uniform was never used in Vietnam...

This kind of uniform was never used in Vietnam for sure, I think it is more a CONUS training thing. So it is very hard to place a value on it.
The reserve chute is cool, as it could have been used...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-05-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,525
Posted By Beezman
Cool jacket, but impossible to research with such...

Cool jacket, but impossible to research with such a common name.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 10-05-2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Beezman
Best book ever:...

Best book ever: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Army-Uniforms-Vietnam-War/dp/0811725847

Sites: ebay!
And this one http://www.mooremilitaria.com/ has a good selection of common items (original and...
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 09-18-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Beezman
Copy of a PRU patch.

Copy of a PRU patch.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 07-12-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Beezman
Even the sweatband looks off. You should be glad...

Even the sweatband looks off. You should be glad he turned down your $100 offer ;)
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