The Nambu came from a sniper shot on Truk Island. Also got the NCO sword, holster, rifle and belt buckle. Guy who shot him with a 1911 .45 got him in a tree. Still can't figure out why he was wearing a sword in a tree. That's what gave him away.
Very nice collection! Thanks for sharing it with us
This is a amazing collection ! I really like yourvguns and medals ! Thank you for showing. ..
Blimey ! An amazing assortment of militaria
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Very diverse and interesting collection. What is the tropical helmet, an Italian job or a Bombay Bowler?
Whatever its just an opinion.
One of the Tropical helmets ( newer looking one) belonged to Lt Col Enrud. Army Intelligence in the South pacific. The other older looking one was a North Vietnamese Regular NCO, KIA by a Gunny Sgt. friend of mine. I need to get pictures of the rest of my collection. Missing pics of a bunch more stuff.
Got a chance to dig out some more stuff and organize a few things. I would appreciate input on the armbands.
The wool SS overcoat armband and the police pacthes, I got with a box of WWII B17 pilots medals. I know nothing about the Hitler Youth, the swastika on that one looks like cheese cloth?
Note also the WWI German dagger and the near mint US Civil Way bayonet with the other bayonets. Those are a few of my favorite edged weapons.
Enjoy the pics
Yes I have the unopened pack with a Iraqi Republican Guard generals uniform to boot. A friend of mine was with the 671st engineers leading the way for the 3rd Army. Picked those items up for me.