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517th PIR reference pics....tons and tons


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: 517th PIR reference pics....tons and tons Download Post Reply with quote

Man o Man, just look at all the wicked cool variations on field applied camo spread throughout these goldmine pics. Even finding that there were some who jumped into Southern France with the "m43 field jacket", WITH camo:!:


http://www.517prct.org/photos/photos.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:00 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Quite a find - you could spend all day looking at those.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Leatherneck wrote (View Post):
Quite a find - you could spend all day looking at those.


Almost did. Or most of a night Laughing Lots of good bash ideas.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:00 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Lots of unique photos as well. Check out these shots of Pvt. Caver from F Co. in Southern France, armed with an Italian MAB38a SMG!
http://www.517prct.org/photos/spears.htm

Guess he preferred the rapid fire and greater capacity of the Beretta to the extra range and punch of the M1 Garand. Still, you'd think ammo procurement would be troublesome. Unlike the Brits, many of which adopted captured 9mm MAB38s for their own use (preferring them to the often unreliable 9mm Sten), the US forces didn't have the 9mm cartridge available through their normal logistics channels. He would have had to rely on captured German 9mm ammo.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Yeah, saw those! Also like the proof of them wearing black berets, which I have read about, and incorporated into a fig I did of the 551st PIB, that jumped in with the 517th as part of the 1st Allied Airborne Army.

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/portal/viewtopic.php?t=11916

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