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Group members representing a composite MP Platoon
(fictitious) illustrating different units,
such as 104th Inf Div - TUSA - 6th Engr Spec Bde

ready for a patrol - Strictly GI members in a 1/4-Ton Truck, portraying personnel of the 503d MP Bn / Third US Army (see special helmet markings)


         

Fall 1944, W. Europe, typical general officer's class A uniform, Lt Gen, SHAEF - portrayed by Andrew S. VILINSKY

D-Day 1944, Normandy landing, typical infantryman's field clothing & equipment, Pvt, D Co, 5th Rngr Inf Bn, First US Army - portrayed by Paul J. HAMMER

D-Day 1944, Normandy landing, typical infantryman's field clothing & equipment, Pfc, D Co, 5th Rngr Inf Bn, First US Army - portrayed by Peter J. OWENS




    

D-Day 1944,Normandy operations, group of typical airborne & infantry personnel, from L to R, Pvt, Recon Pltn, 82d Abn Div - portrayed by Andrew S. VILINSKY, Pvt, B Co, 8th Inf Regt, 4th Inf Div - portrayed by Ron T. BROOK, Sgt, A Co, 501st Prcht Inf Regt, 101st Abn Div - portrayed by Bernard J. CARBERRY

D-Day 1944, Normandy Airborne assault, typical paratrooper's field clothing & equipment, Pvt, I Co, 505th Prcht Inf Regt, 82d Abn Div - portrayed by Andrew S. VILINSKY




         

D-Day 1944,Normandy Airborne assault, typical paratrooper's field clothing & equipment, Sgt, A Co, 501st Prcht Inf Regt, 101st Abn Div - portrayed by Bernard J. CARBERRY

Fall 1944, Bulge fighting, typical armored infantryman's clothing & equipment, Sgt, E Co, 41st Armd Inf Bn, 2d Armored Div - portrayed by Andrew S. VILINSKY

Spring 1943, Mediterranean Theater of Operations, typical officer's class A uniform, Lt Col, Maj General's Aide, Fifth US Army - portrayed by Andrew S. VILINSKY




         

Fall 1944 / Winter 1945, W. Europe, typical infantryman's field clothing & equipment, Pvt, B Co, 415th Inf Regt, 104th Inf Div - portrayed by Peter J. OWENS

Fall 1944, C. Europe, typical cavalry officer's class A uniform, Maj, HQ Tp, 6th Cav Gp - portrayed by Andrew S.VILINSKY

June 1944, Normandy, France, typical 'special' engineer field clothing & equipment as worn during D-Day; Pvt, B Co, 203d Engr Cbt Bn, 6th Engr Spec Bde - portrayed by
Roger M.LOHMAN




Normandy 1944, picture illustrating different protagonists of D-Day fighting - 506th PIR, 101st Abn Div - 505th PIR, 82d Abn Div, D Co, 5th Rngr Inf Bn, 508th PIR, 82d Abn Div, D Co, 5th Rngr Inf Bn

    

D-Day, June 1944, Normandy, France, typical infantryman's field clothing & equipment, Pvt, E Co, 16th Inf Regt, 1st Inf Div - portrayed by Bernard J. CARBERRY




ETO, August 1944, somewhere in France, Pvt belonging to Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment, 104th Inf Div (see jeep front bumper markings) extends course on German Mines and Booby Traps to fellow GIs, portrayed by Ron T. BROOK (documents are genuine, "Mines & Booby Traps, German and Hungarian, War Department Graphic Training Aid 5-6 (1943)", and is part of the collection of one of our members)

    

(captured) German pillbox, ETO, August 1944,  Belgium; a gunner quickly changes position with his M1919A4 Caliber .30 Browning Machine Gun M2 Tripod Mount, another squad member follows closely behind, carrying the necessary ammunition boxes - scene portrayed by Pvts Ron T. BROOK and Paul J. HAMMER





ETO, summer of 1944, somewhere in France ... a visiting SHAEF Chaplain and Father Bonnier (local TUSA Chaplain) hold a common service for a bunch of GIs gathered around a small field altar, placed next to a 1/4-Ton Truck  - Chaplains portrayed by Andrew S. Vilinsky & Bernard Bonnier
    

Summer 1944, a Roman Catholic Chaplain delegated by SHAEF, visits US troops in the field, the Chaplain wears a summer uniform, with rank of Lt. Colonel, with SHAEF shoulder sleeve insignia; he of course wears the official Army-issued stole, and metal insignia of Christian Faith, while a Chaplain's Flag adorns the CP Tent behind him - portrayed by Andrew S. Vilinsky





Normandy 1944 - field impression grouping Dutch, Belgian and French re-enactors, representing infantry, mechanic, tanker, chaplain, special engineer, all in front of CP tentage (note various markers with indications)
    

... after loading, the piece is now ready for the next Fire Mission ! 105-mm Howitzer, in position for blank-firing ... Belgian & Dutch Strictly GI crew ready, public watching, when is the big bang .... ?




 

Summer 1944 - 105-mm Howitzer position, Artillery Officer & Radio Operator ready for action, the soldier left is equipped with the SCR-300-A Radio Receiver & Transmitter (aka 'Walkie-Talkie), with earphones on and handset near by, while the Officer holds his Firing Tables, Radio Operator and Officer, portrayed by Roger M. Lohman and Peter J. Owens


somewhere in the ETO during summer, Sherman Tank of the 82d Armd Rcn Bn / 2d Armd Div with mounted infantry - one of the crew members scrutinizes the area, on the lookout for possible enemy activity ... the man at left (armed with Grease Gun) is portrayed by Ron T. Brook