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Old 09-16-2019, 06:03 PM   #31
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in Errinerung.

I would have added Gefr. Pichler yesterday, but he just arrived today.
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Old 09-16-2019, 09:53 PM   #32
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Thanks for the post Willi. It must have been an incredible time and place to grow up.

Here's pics and the description from the link: "The Polish Corporal Piotr Konieczka fell here on 1 September, 01:40AM (three hours before the attack on Westerplatte) as the first victim of World War 2."
I wonder if we'll ever know the name of the last man to die in WWII?
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:15 PM   #33
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I wonder if we'll ever know the name of the last man to die in WWII?
I don't think so Wilhelm. I think the end of the war in the Pacific was much less clear cut than in Europe as from my understanding Japanese field units were less organized with poorer communications capabilities than the Germans. Add to that the geographic complexities associated with island fighting and you have a lapse in effective command and control.

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Old 09-23-2019, 10:29 PM   #34
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Got out of synch due to being at the MAX.

in Erinnerung.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:11 PM   #35
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Almost back in synch
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:09 PM   #36
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:35 PM   #37
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The end of the campaign.

I received the bayonet 2 weeks ago in a grouping from the family of a U.S. vet. The lack of appearance in this Thread of items from the Polish campaign makes me feel pretty fortunate to have been able to land this.

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Old 10-06-2019, 08:44 PM   #38
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I think the Polish war was so early that most of the gear was used up. Then when the Soviets came through they got first pic on booty. Plus no US forces were there to bring stuff back. Yep, hard to find items for sure. That bayo is fantastic.
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I think the Polish war was so early that most of the gear was used up. Then when the Soviets came through they got first pic on booty. Plus no US forces were there to bring stuff back. Yep, hard to find items for sure. That bayo is fantastic.
Appreciate your comments Wilhelm and agree on all points.

I've seen a couple of really nice EKII and Wound Badge documents dated at the end of September '39 clearly connected to the campaign. It would have been nice to see a few items like that.

Regarding the bayonet, when I was making the purchase from the family on the other items and they showed me this I got totally stoked. For a Polish bayonet I couldn't ask for a more appropriate year.

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