Post by thunderw21 on Nov 18, 2014 19:45:13 GMT -5
A couple weeks ago Patrick and I put on a display at the theater for the local premier of 'Fury'. The theater owners are friends and know I collect WW2 American militaria. I pulled this display together in about a week.
A full look at the display. It gives a very small glimpse at GI life in the ETO, 1944-1945.
This mannequin portrays a garrison MP, England, early 1944. The canteen at left once belonged to Major General Russell Hartle, C.O. of the 34th ID 1941-1942.
A lightweight gasmask with bag. Normally the mask was thrown out by frontline troops who then used the bag to carry extra ammo, rations, etc. The mannequin portrays an ammo bearer for an MG crew of the 2nd AD, Normandy, August 1944. He wears an M2 ammo vest carrying two .30 cal. ammo cans. He also has shoulder pads for carrying various equipment.
An 82nd Airborne trooper behind the lines near Nijmegen, September 1944. Note the two M6A1 bazooka rounds.
A 30th ID, "FDR's SS", infantryman in the Ardennes Forest, January, 1945. He wears a wool gas hood, originally meant to be worn with the gas mask in case of a gas attack, and the U.S. Army overcoat.
Myself on the left and Patrick on the right. I'm portraying a 101st airborne trooper, June 1944. Patrick is portraying an infantryman of the 41st Armored Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Armored Division. The 41st was one of the few American units in the ETO to be issued camouflage.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2014 19:49:06 GMT -5 by thunderw21
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5