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Rakkasan187

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    187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans) WW2-Present
    502nd Infantry Regiment (Berlin Brigade)
    Berlin Brigade History 1945-1994
    German and Italian POWs in El Paso, Texas in WW2

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  1. @ warguy, Based on what I am seeing in the photos your Hewer scabbard is a Klass made example.. with the 2 lower screws.. If the blade has not been switched out with another scabbard there is a good chance it is also Klass... Leigh
  2. Bob, With the handguards removed on the metal slabs are the initials PDL present? There were only 2 known makers of the Red Cross enlisted Hewer, Klass and PDL and these makers were most common for placing hallmarks on the tangs with very distinct differences between the 2 makers. There is possibly a third maker, Eickhorn,, as a TR period printed booklet shows the Red Cross hewer among their catalog of products.. Have never seen one made by this firm yet... Had the scabbard come with your hewer and it had 2 screws in the lower portion of the scabbard it would have indicated a Klass made Hewer. PDL hewer scabbards did not have the two screws, they used slip sleeves on the scabbard end, and the details in the Eagle differed from Klass as well.. I have what I believe is a PDL made Red Cross hewer (Based on research) as I have not attempted to remove the handle screws since they are tight and the risk of cracking the handles are not worth the risk. The last picture shows the PDL makers mark on the tang of a dagger where the handles were removed... Leigh
  3. Thank you patches.. I saw the information on the WAF and WRF but never the article.. Leigh
  4. Here is an update.. I was able to find a Sardinian Shield in a mixed lot of insignia a few months ago on Ebay. It was a BIN for only $20.00 and I knew as soon as I saw it what it was... This was a cap badge that was given to members of the 90th PZGD. There was also a paper certificate for this badge. Leigh
  5. Gwar, I was looking through some more of my TR items and came across another Maker/hallmark.. This is actually in my son's collection of tinnies.. This one is maker marked REDO SAARLOUIS I didn't see this one in your database yet.. Leigh
  6. An interesting aspect of German Culture during the NSDAP era.. A unique Tinnie.. Thanks for showing and informing us. Leigh
  7. Thanks Jack.. I obtained this from a very close friend and long time collector who just recently passed away. His collection was absolutely stunning.. Leigh
  8. No problem, just at first quick glance I thought it may have been a Tinnie, but then looked closer at the writing on the card explaining it was a Messerschmitt 109 part.. Interesting pick-up... Leigh
  9. This is a 1938 Tinnie for the inauguration of the Saarpfalz-Saarbruken District Theater. There are also some commemorative postage stamps and post card covers for this theater. Leigh
  10. Why is this posted here in the Tinnie Section? You already posted it in the Aircraft section. Leigh
  11. How ironic.. I declined to go to class 55... I was ending my 3 year mobilization with the Army Reserves and I was getting ready to go back to my civilian job as a firefighter. I had been called up on September 12, 2001 the day after the attacks and the primary NCO that was slotted to go to class 55 got into trouble and was subsequently jailed. I was a stand-by secondary candidate and I also understood the implications of 3 more years of Active service upon graduation so I declined admission and retired with 22 years.. (10 Active 12 Reserve).. After I returned to the FD I was injured in the line of duty and medically retired. I was hired by the USASMA Staff and I wrote lessons the first year and then was hired by the Battle Staff NCO Course to write lessons for them. After that project was complete I became a CPOF instruction until 2015 when I was hired to be the History specialist/curator at the US Army Museum of the Non-Commissioned Officer. I was there until April 2019 when I was promoted and I moved to the 1st Armored Division and Ft Bliss Museum as the curator. Congratulations on your graduation from USASMA and thank you for your continued service to our Nation.. Best regards and Blessings Leigh
  12. Very nice display of items.. The first thing that caught my attention was the USASMA Class photo in the center.. I worked at USASMA for 11 years.. 08-19.. Leigh
  13. No problem my friend.. Stay safe.. Leigh
  14. Nice collection of Tinnies, When you have a second could you take a picture of the back of the 1935 Tag Der Arbeit tinnie? Gwar is gathering maker information for a database. Here is the topic thread Leigh
  15. Hey Gwar,, Yes I got a promotion to librarian on the other forum.. Here are the photos you requested.. 1. Wollram 2. Fechler Here are the backs of the others,, just for posterity sake.. 3. OW with Chalice 4. Hoffstatter 5. G. Danner Smitty
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