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US M1917 A1


Afrikakorpsrat64

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Afrikakorpsrat64

One of my favorites. And one with a somber history. This M1917 A1 belonged to Vernon J Cole, He joined the US Army before Pearl harbor attack. he was with the 47th Construction engineers, and was killed in action on April 6,1944 in the Marshall Islands. 

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Desert Rat

Many Thanks Tony for showing us this on MCN, we somehow have forgotten a little what the U.S Forces had to continue to suffer in the Pacific....horrendous!

But they all showed the complete actions of supreme courage and bravery against this fanatical enemy......and WON....!!!

To Them ....We Also Remember...!!!

 

Best to you....Ian

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Afrikakorpsrat64
7 hours ago, Richard Auld said:

Nice helmet is that his name and number on the leather, can't quite make it out?

Thanks Rich, yes he signed his name in several places as well as serial #. This is one of the few items I have that I was able to trace the owner.

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Desert Rat

Hello Tony,

That's really great that you can trace the owner, it will be good to let us know how you get on......Best Wishes & Good Luck!

Ian

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