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101ST AIRBORNE 1944 TAYLOR JUMP COMPASS

Categories: MWB, WWII
Published on: November 1, 2014

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U.S. VII CORPS
WWII NORMANDY
JUNE 6, 1944
101st & 82nd
AIRBORNE

101ST AIRBORNE 1944 TAYLOR JUMP COMPASS
WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED LEATHER STRAP
ALL COMPLETE AND ORIGINAL
MISSING ONE STRAP KEEPER

1944 GERMAN  LUFTWAFFE  AK39
Armband-Kompass
COMPLETE WITH
SIGNED GERMAN LEATHER STRAP

2 PART BRASS US COLLAR ROUND
9 TH DIV EQUIPMENT BADGE
BLUE OVER GREEN WWII MASTER PILOTS CLOTH BULLION INSIGNIA
GOLD OVER BLACK 5 BAR NAZI THIRD REICH OFFICERS CLOTH BULLION

IN A WOOD AND GLASS MILITARYWATCHBOX™ DISPLAY

SIGNED WWII AIRBORNE COMPASS FROM ROC’S PERSONAL COLLECTION

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The American airborne landings in Normandy were the first United States combat operations during Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy by the Western Allies on June 6, 1944. Around 13,100 paratroopers of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and 101st Airborne Divisions made night parachute drops early on D-Day, June 6, followed by 3,937 glider troops flown in by day.[2] As the opening maneuver of Operation Neptune (the assault operation for Overlord) the American airborne divisions were delivered to the continent in two parachute and six glider missions.

Both divisions were part of the U.S. VII Corps and provided it support in its mission of capturing Cherbourg as soon as possible to provide the Allies with a port of supply. The specific missions of the airborne divisions were to block approaches into the vicinity of the amphibious landing at Utah Beach, to capture causeway exits off the beaches, and to establish crossings over the Douve River at Carentan to assist the U.S. V Corps in merging the two American beachheads.

The assault did not succeed in blocking the approaches to Utah for three days. Numerous factors played a part, most of which dealt with excessive scattering of the drops. Despite this, German forces were unable to exploit the chaos. Many German units made a tenacious defense of their strong-points, but all were systematically defeated within the week.

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AWESOME ORIGINAL WWII USA & GERMAN AIR CORPS COMPASSES

101st/82nd  AIRBORNE TAYLOR COMPASS
MADE UNDER U.S.A.A. CONTRACT WITH TWO COMPANIES
THE WWII 101st/82nd AIRBORNE COMPASSES ARE VALUED ON EBAY FROM 30 TO 100 DOLLARS

THE COST OF THIS TAYLOR WAS 199.45.. THE APPRAISED VALUE IS 270.00
WITH 7.00  SHIPPING

THE REASON FOR SUCH HIGH PRICE IS THAT IT IS SIGNED AND SPORTS TRENCH ART
GEORGE SMALLS 1944 101ST IS CLEARLY IN THE HEAVY ORIGINAL LEATHER STRAP

IN ADDITION, ON THE REAR OF THE BAKELITE CASE THERE IS TRENCH ART
THE WAY THE STRAP IS ENGRAVED LEAVES NO DOUBT TO IT’S AUTHENTICITY
AND SOME OF THIS MATCHES THE TRENCH ART

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THE GERMAN [ARM Kompass] AK 39 WAS PURCHASED 3 YEARS AGO
IT WAS DISCOVERED IN A GERMAN WWII LOT THAT HAD OVER 80 ITEMS
EVERY ONE OF THESE ITEMS WERE:

1: USED
2: HAD SIGN’S OF WEAR
3: WERE MATCHING TO SEVERAL SOLDIERS
4: EACH GROUP HAD INSIGNIA AND OTHER ITEMS THAT MATCHED THE MO OF THE SOLDIER
5: COMMUNICATIONS INSIGNIA ALSO HAD ITEMS A COMMUNICATION
OFFICER OT ENLISTED CLASS WOULD HAVE IN THEIR POSITION

AND WERE VERIFIED TO BE GENUINE

THE COST OF THIS AK 39 WAS 300.00.. THE APPRAISED VALUE IS 475.00

 

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ROC CHOSE THIS BOX FOR SIZE AND DEPTH OF THE BOX
HE ADDED GREEN FELT.

COMPLETED BOX WITH SCREWS WIRE BACKING FELT & BOX VALUE IS 39.98

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HE THEN NOTCHED THE BOX BACK SO THE LONG STRAPS WOULD WRAP AROUND THEM
THERE WAS NO NEED TO BOLT OR BUNGEE THE TWO COMPASSES.

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AS YOU CAN SEE ABOVE
HE ALSO USED SHEET ROCK SCREWS
THIS WAY WHEN MOUNTED THE BOX SITS PERFECT
IRREGARDLESS OF THE LEATHER STRAPS
WHEN MOUNTED NONE OF THIS SHOWS
HE ALSO ADDED THE CAMO BACKGROUND TO OFFER A COMPLETED FINISH

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6 ITEMS IS ALL IT TOOK TO CONVEY THE FACTS
SMALL ITEMS OFTEN GO UNNOTICED
BUT IN THIS CASE WE HAVE A “USED” AS  IN “USED IN BATTLE” COMPASS
RARE IS NOT THE WORD.
SO MANY OF THESE HAVE SURVIVED BECAUSE THEY WERE OVER ABUNDANT
WITH 90% OF THEM BEING NEW AS IN OLD NEW SURPLUS

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SUPER BOX

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REAR
IT TAKES THREE HOURS TO SET A SMALL BOX UP
IT IS NEVER SIMPLY PUT IT TOGETHER
ROC WILL GRAB MANY ITEMS AND TRY THEM OUT
UNTIL HE COMES TO THE POINT THAT CERTAIN ITEMS WORK JUST RIGHT
ONCE THAT IS ACCOMPLISHED HE THEN MAKES THE BOX “RIGHT”

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THE WWII PARATROOPER US COMPASS CAME IN TWO FLAVORS
BOTH OPERATED THE SAME AND LOOKED THE SAME
IN THE JUMPS AT NORMANDY 70% WERE TAYLOR COMPASSES

THE COST OF THE 9TH D & US ROUND WAS 25.00

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THE LEFT IS BEFORE CAMO
RIGHT SHOWS THE INTERIOR COMPLETE

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THE CLOTH BADGES ARE AWESOME
FIRST CLASS
AND
ARE RAISED  BULLION STYLE

COST OF THE US MASTER PILOT WWII CLOTH BULLION BADGES WAS 65.98
COST OF THE GERMAN WWII CLOTH BULLION BADGES WAS 198.65

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HERE YOU CAN SEE THE STRAP
I HAVE SEEN LOTS OF STRAPS SOLD WITH THE JUMP COMPASS
BUT ONLY 5% WILL HAVE THE ORIGINAL THICK HORSE LEATHER TYPE
THE BUCKLES ON THESE ARE NARROW –THE LEAST METAL AS POSSIBLE
LATER THEY USED THE CANVASS STYLE WITH SLIDE LOCKING BUCKLES.

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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL STRAP WHICH IS RARE AND ONLY LEATHER STRAPS WERE USED DURING WWII.
NOTE IT IS SIGNED 1944 101 AB GEORGE SMALLS

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IT IS DATED 1944 101AB THE TRENCH ART HAS 1944
GEORGE SMALLS WHAT LOOKS TO BE 101  42B

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THE AK 39 IS ALSO COMPLETE

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ROC ACTUALLY TOOK THIS ONE FROM THE GERMAN WATCH BOX FOR
AA SPECIAL PATRON FROM ITALY. A PATRON WHO HAS INVESTED WITH GSW
FOR SOME OF THE TOP GSW WORKS. A PATRON WHO, THROUGH HIS INVESTMENTS,
ALLOWS ROC TO BUILD NEW BOXES

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ONLY THE BEST FOR THE BEST

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COMPLETED NOV 22, 2012

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101ST AIRBORNE MILITARY WATCH BOX FOR PATRON
SERVED 1960 – 1964
SPECIAL DUTY AS ADVISORY TEAM VIETNAM IN 1962

NATIONAL DEFENSE MEDAL
USA VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
SOUTH VIETNAM SERVICE AWARD

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NOTE: THE PAPER MEDALS ARE BEING REPLACED WITH PATRON’S OWN ORIGINAL MEDALS

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PATRON MAKING JUMP

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PATRON IS IN CENTER OF PHOTO

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WWII 101ST DUST GOGGLES

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TIMER SERVED IN 1968 AT SAME BASE AS PATRON
HAS MARKSMAN BADGE ON BACK

 

 

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