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by johan willaert
Tue Feb 17, 2009 08:53
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 197720

Ben wrote: Out of interest, what unit was Harry Whitney a member of?


Have never found out anything about Whitney.... Bought this from another collector several years ago...
by johan willaert
Mon Feb 16, 2009 19:23
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 197720

Ben, Jon Gawne has gone the extra mile to discover the list for the various units that were issued the 5 digit numbers for invasion purposes, but without result. The list is either destroyed or buried somewhere in the Archives. I think the colored bars go back to the Sicily invasion and were used ma...
by johan willaert
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:32
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Medic and assault vest
Replies: 14
Views: 20439

I think they might be USN personnel... If you've seen the color footage on the George Stevens D-Day to Berlin DVD, you see similar markings on USN personnel attending to wounded troops on Landing Craft... And about M1 Carbines... There's another one leaning against the rocky wall behind the wounded ...
by johan willaert
Thu Jan 22, 2009 20:12
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Medic and assault vest
Replies: 14
Views: 20439

There is some discussion whether the three cell pouch with one LTD per flap was designed to hold FA packets or grenades. No definite proof has surfaced as yet.

You can read more on the pouch here:
http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... nade+pouch
by johan willaert
Wed Jan 14, 2009 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st. Post..Need Help
Replies: 13
Views: 9401

How do you expect someone to do serious research on a person when you're not even displaying his name?
by johan willaert
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:23
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: favorite military movie
Replies: 20
Views: 23857

I've seen it only once and I think it's one of the worst WW2 movies I've ever seen.
And looking at the time that the movie was made, it could have been so much better.

That one and 'When Trumpets Fade'.
It's because of that movie we see so many re-enactors wear their Wool Knit caps backwards...
by johan willaert
Thu Jan 08, 2009 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st. Post..Need Help
Replies: 13
Views: 9401

The main Medical unit of the 11th Armored Division was the 81st Armored Medical Battalion. Typically an Armored Division duing WW2 was divided into three subunits capable of fighting on their own with their own support units. These were called Combat Commands (CC) A, B and Reserve. Companies A, B an...
by johan willaert
Thu Jan 08, 2009 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st. Post..Need Help
Replies: 13
Views: 9401

Re: 1st. Post..Need Help

the patches he wore and they are from the 11Th Armored and the second is a #2.. Topicstarter refers to the 11th ARMORED Division which was indeed part of the US 3rd Army in Europe. Now depending on what sleeve the patches were worn, (if worn together) they will indicate previous service with a cert...
by johan willaert
Thu Jan 08, 2009 13:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: parachute first aid packet
Replies: 7
Views: 6438

I would also like to find out if the pouches were filled and sealed by the company that made the actual pouches or rather by the Medical Dept itself... I have heard that some of these were made in Britain but never saw any proof of it. Maybe the later ones which we all know from the blockletters and...
by johan willaert
Thu Dec 11, 2008 19:32
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Medical ID Cards
Replies: 0
Views: 4527

[REF] Medical ID Cards

Just for reference, a 1st (Photo removed) and 2nd Pattern Card from my collection. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Paperwork/EarlyMDIDFront.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Paperwork/EarlyMDIDRear.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/al...
by johan willaert
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 7564

That's why I believe the 15th ARMY connection makes more sense than the 15AGP.

Looking at that site I posted above the 67M Gp was actually a HQ unit by 1944.
In that way the marking 15A 67MGP-8 would make sense...

Johan
by johan willaert
Wed Nov 26, 2008 07:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 7564

Thanks Alain,

The one thing is that I cannot find any reference of 15AGP being in Belgium in early 1945.
They seem to have been operating in the MTO (Italy)

Here's waht I found on the 67th Med Gp

http://www.history.army.mil/html/forces ... 67mdgp.htm
by johan willaert
Tue Nov 25, 2008 23:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 7564

Thanks Ben, From your info we can assume the 67th MGp was attached to the 15th Army in the ETO.
by johan willaert
Tue Nov 25, 2008 21:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 7564

I did find a 67th Medical Group was deployed during the War in Vietnam, but so far nothing on WW2
by johan willaert
Tue Nov 25, 2008 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?
Replies: 10
Views: 7564

Medical Unit Marked Harley WLA: What unit?

Hi all, I have just added a couple of Harley WLA pictures to my collection and I'm trying to find out what unit it is from. Picture with rider was taken in Hastiere, Belgium, Feb1945, with the one showing the bike in front of a German gun in Germany... Windshield markings are 15A67M over GP-8 I supp...

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