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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 30 2017 at 12:02pm
So here are a few more photos from the archive.


this is the crew of the Jeep Flying Coffin; having a refreshment break!

My neighbour recognised the young man in the centre of this photo. He was a friend of his Father's and part of the local resistance. 

Please feel fee to add your own photos; even stuff from the Gulf wars etc. (I was working in Saudi when that all kicked off in Kuwait.)
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"...The US Air Force bombed the town just before the liberation......"

that would be the US ARMY AIR CORPS , we did not officially have an air force at that time came along after , but there was a definite distinction even then 
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Yes of course "US Army Air Corps" my mistake!

I have a US leather flying helmet, it is stamped "Army Air Forces" what period would that be from?


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Before 18 September 1947 That's when the U.S. Air Force was created.
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i am thinking that helmet predates the change , but i cannot date it , looks to be a fighter pilots but im not really up on this gear - 

all my fathers got donated to a museum that sold it off under the table before i could get it , his was high altitude leather/fleece as in real sheep stuff , i think they cooked at takeoff - froze at 30.000 on route to and from - but had little time to think of it over target with the flack and fighters , he is no longer here to consult , 
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A few more from the archive. A truck load of German prisoners in the town centre.

And a trophy for the Jeep.

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Fritz must have had a headache after that. (with all due respect, I know many German soldiers hated being in that war.)
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