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Preliminary Inventory of the Elmer E. Wilson Collection, ca. 1939-1945
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Three canisters

 

Rations: hardtack, dextrose tablets, chocolate, cigarettes and matches

 

Medical supplies and three hand-held flares

 

Flare gun (VERY pistol) with cartridges

 

German Navy Rank, Specialty, and Corps insignia

 

Army and Air Force national insignia - Breast Eagles

 

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles - Army Style

 

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles (summer uniform)

 

German Army National Insignia - Breast Eagles (summer cotton rock)

 

German Navy National Insignia Fatigue Corps

 

Golden Blue - sea on winter dress

 

Golden khaki - summer army type uniform

 

German Navy - stretcher bearer armband

 

Nazi Party

 

Armband - Labor Service Organization "Todt"

 

Armband - worn by all civilian party organizations

 

German Army horse gas mask (#1)

 

Tank marker (long plastic strip - red and black coloring) used by U.S. forces to mark captured enemy tanks to identify them as in friendly hands (#2)

 

German Army

 

Combination spoon and fork (#3)

 

Field stove (Sterno type) with extra box of fuel tablets (#4)

 

Gloves for handling barbed wire (#6)

 

Unidentified-1 black and 1 orange round box - food containers (#7)

 

German Forces - spark plug in rubber package (#8)

 

Imperial German Army - regimental flag pole marker, possibly from Imperial Guards Regiment (#9)

 

National (German) war flag - represents one used as national colors only during time of war. Peace flag - red with black swastika on white circle (this is not a military flag) (#10)

 

Dunhill fluidless lighter - extremely unpopular with U.S. troops, who preferred Zippos (#11)

 

Two orange bottles - used to contain anti-gas ointment (#12)

 

Memorabilia

 

German Luftwaffe survival kit (used by bomber and transport crews forced down on land or sea)

 

Two shooting tables - field artillery (#5)