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Preliminary Inventory of the Elmer E. Wilson collection
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Box 1

Pre-Induction Training Conference 1943

Box 1

6 photographs depicting liberation of Paris August 1944

 

Three canisters

Box 3

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

Box 3

Medical supplies and three hand-held flares

Box 3

Heat source, stay awake pills, bottle with cork

Box 4

Flare gun (VERY pistol) with cartridges

 

German Navy Rank, Specialty, and Corps insignia

Box 1

German Navy Corps Insignia patches

Box 1

German Army Corps Insignia patches

Box 2

Army and Air Force national insignia - Breast Eagles

Box 2

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles - Army Style

Box 2

German Navy National insignia - Breast Eagles (summer uniform)

Box 2

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

Box 2

German Navy National Insignia Fatigue Corps

Box 2

Golden Blue - sea on winter dress

Box 2

Golden khaki - summer army type uniform

Box 4

German Navy - stretcher bearer armband

Box 4

Nazi Party

Box 4

Armband - Labor Service Organization "Todt"

Box 4

Armband - worn by all civilian party organizations

Box 4

Armbands, patches, and cap ribbon

Box 3

German Army horse gas mask (#1)

Box 2

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

Box 4

Combination spoon and fork (#3)

Box 4

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

Box 4

Gloves for handling barbed wire (#6)

Box 2

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

Box 2

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

Box 3

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

Box 4

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)

Box 3

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

Box 4

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

Box 4

German officer's underwear

Box 2

Spectacles to be put on a gas mask

On shelf

Memorabilia

 

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

 

Two shooting tables - field artillery (#5)