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Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

Article about: Hi everyone iv been back at it again. Today i took some pictures as they came out the ground sorry there not very good i was useing a phone cam. lots of photos to come so keep poping back. H

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    Default re: Some nice US 8th Airforce finds 30/1/11

    The complete knife you show is a British made one, see lanyard loop, this loop was not on any USAF knives. John.

  2. #212

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    John,
    I didnt know that. I will have to keep my eyes open for a replacement for my one and get a USAAF one.
    Thanks Andy

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    Hello,

    Well work on the farm is back to normal now so iv been digging holes again first up are a couple of photos i took with my phone. I will put the rest up later tonight. Hope you like.

    Andy
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    First up is what i think is the plexi-glass window from the side of a ball turret but im not 100% help please???
    Next is a full tub of upjohns im guessing these were air sickness pills.
    The oval piece of metal is from the top of a .50 for a waste gun i think.
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  5. #215

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    Neat finds!

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    Im hopeing this is an aircraft windshield wiper. Its marked with THE ANDERSON COMPANY,IND.
    Eye from a pair of goggles with us army knife handle and belt buckle.
    2 Dog tags
    Some "pull to release sea rescue equip" signes
    A really nice old spice bottle.
    A bit of nav equipment.
    And a .50 end sight.
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    Nice stuff Andy, that bottle is nice also the dog tags,

    John

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    Dasboot, John,

    Thanks.
    The old spice bottle is a really neet find iv only ever found 2 in one bit.

    Andy

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    The wiper assembly matches the ones shown in the B-17G parts book for the cockpit windshield, the hub of the wiper arm should line up with the largest hole in the triangular plate, behind which would have been the drive gearing.

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    The C-shaped loop looks at first glance to be the suspension bail (part no. 3-19996) from either of the cheek guns, but I'm not so sure now as the ends should turn inwards.
    It may be a variant though.

    Still checking on the plexiglass.

    All the best,
    PB
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    Very nice finds again

    As a pharmacist I can help you out straight away with the 'Upjohn' pills. They were, in fact, Sulfadiazine tablets, one of the very first 'true' anti-biotics. If wounded, the service person had been instructed to take 8 of these straight away and to keep taking them every 4 hours until told to stop, (unless wounded in the throat or abdomen). They were introduced around 1942 I believe and you have a really nice example there !

    If you ever feel like trading them let me know. I'd love those for my collection

    Cheers

    Steve T

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