11TH PARATROOPER DIV SOUTH PACIFIC THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION 11TH AIRBORNE 187TH REG

11TH PARATROOPER DIV SOUTH PACIFIC THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION 11TH AIRBORNE 187TH REG
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11TH PARATROOPER DIV SOUTH PACIFIC THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION 11TH AIRBORNE 187TH REG

 

THE ANGELS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION

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WWII 11th Airborne Paratrooper 187 Korean 1ST Cav Mobile Vietnam Collection

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THE BEST MILITARY-WATCH-BOX EVER ASSEMBLED

REPRESENTING THE VERY
AIRBORNE TROOPERS
WHOSE ACTIONS PAVED THE ROAD

FOR MANY
BANDS OF BROTHERS
TO EXIST

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THESE AIRBORNE TROOPERS LIKE A BAND OF FOREST GUMPS WITHOUT THE GUMPS TRAVELED AN INNOVATIVE ROAD AND ALONG THE WAY CREATED, INNOVATED, APPROXIMATED, DEVASTATED , FOUGHT AND PACIFIED ALL OPPOSITION IN THEIR PATH.

FROM THE PACIFIC T0 OPERATION OCCUPATION JAPAN TO SPECIAL KOREAN WAR AIRBORNE COMBAT UNIT TO LEBANON AND VIETNAM TO DESERT STORM AND Bosnia-Herzegovina TO 9-11 AND IRAQ FREEDOM TO AFGHANISTAN

THE 11TH WAS FIRST TO ENGAGE & DEFEAT A JAPANESE PARATROOPER INVASION AND CAPTURE THEIR STANDARD AND FLAG.... "WHICH TODAY RESIDES AT WEST POINT"

<TO THE WWII DARING RAID & RESCUE OF 2000 MEN WOMAN & CHILDREN DURING THE LOS BARIOS INTERNMENT CAMP COVERT RESCUE MISSION ....

"I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los Banos prison raid .It is the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies.
GEN. COLIN POWEL

IT WAS THESE PARATROOPERS WHO, AFTER THE DISASTROUS AIRBORNE DROPS INTO NORTH AFRICA AND SICILY, WHEN GEN. EISENHOWER WAS SET TO END THE 101ST AND 82ND AIRBORNE AS INDEPENDENT DIVISIONS BEFORE D-DAY, PERFORMED AN ACT OF ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT TURNED THE HEADS OF MILITARY LEADERS ACROSS THE GLOBE AND AND ALLOWED FOR THE 101ST AND 82ND TO BE .. AND BE PART OF D DAY

BY WAY OF PARACHUTE, GLIDER & HELICOPTER, AS WELL AS BY GROUND, BEACH, DESERT, MOUNTAIN & JUNGLE INVASION, THE 11TH RACKED UP THE HONORS.

THESE BRAVE DEDICATED PARATROOPERS DID MORE THAN WIN BATTLES, THEY CREATED THE FUTURE OF MOBILE WARFARE --AN ENTIRELY NEW MEANS OF ENGAGEMENT --AND CHANGED THE FACE OF MODERN WARFARE, A METHOD OF WARFARE THAT THE MODERN AMERICAN SOLDIER WOULD FOREVER WAGE LONG PAST THEIR OWN FUTURES.

The 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team ("Rakkasans") made their first of two combat jumps during the Korean War on 20 October 1950 at Sunchon and Sukchon. The missions of the 187th were to cut the road north going to China, preventing North Korean leaders from escaping from Pyongyang; and to rescue American prisoners of war. At month's end, UN forces held 135,000 KPA prisoners of war.

The 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team's ("Rakkasans") second of two combat jumps was on Easter Sunday, 1951, at Munsan-ni, South Korea, codenamed Operation Tomahawk. The mission was to get behind Chinese forces and block their movement north. The 60th Indian Parachute Field Ambulance provided the medical cover for the operations, dropping an ADS and a surgical team and treating over 400 battle casualties apart from the civilian casualties that formed the core of their objective as the unit was on a humanitarian mission.

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IMAGES INCLUDED IN THE FULL 11TH AIRBORNE CD
SCELECT GALLERY 11TH AIRBORNE TOP CENTER

THE VERY CREATIONS AND METHODS OF THESE AIR MOBILE/ASSAULT TACTICS & OPERATIONS WOULD BE PROVEN BY THE SAME DIVISIONS THAT CREATED THEM AND THEN, THROUGH THEIR OFF SPRING, WOULD PROVE THEM IN THE FIELD DURING THE VIETNAM WAR, WHEN THE 11TH ONCE AGAIN MORPHED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE U.S. MILITARY BY LEADING AND DOMINATING THE BATTLE FIELDS AS THE:


The 1ST CAVALRY AIR-MOBILE DIVISION
&
The 101st AIRBORNE 506th 3rd BATTALION
[ The 11th 187th Reg. 3 Bat. Iron Rakkasans]
THE MOST DECORATED AIRBORNE BATTALION

 

THIS NEW 1ST CAVALRY AIRMOBILE/AIRASSAULT DIVISIONS WOULD INTRODUCE HELICOPTER WARFARE INTO THE NAM ..

WHILE THE 11TH 187th REGIMENT 3RD BATTALION OF IRON RAKKASANS AS THE 3rd BATTALION OF THE 506 PIR 101ST AIRBORNE BATTALION WOULD

Emerge from the Vietnam War as the Nations Most Highly Decorated Airborne Battalion!

The Iron Rakkasans would battle in twelve major campaigns, conducting numerous air assaults and search and destroy missions. During a mission in March of 68 >Captain Paul W. Bucha, commander of D Company, received the Congressional Medal of Honor when he crawled through a hail of fire to single-handedly destroy
a machine gun bunker with grenades near Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam. When the battalion colors returned to Fort Campbell the unit had distinguished itself by earning two Valorous Unit Awards, and its third and fourth Presidential Unit
Citations for the battles of Trang Bang and Dong Ap Bia Mountain “Hamburger Hill

INTRODUCING THE

11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION


THIS 11TH A/B/D MILITARY WATCH BOX THAT BEGAN WITH THE PURCHASE OF A US ARMY MESS KIT AND COOK STOVE -- BOTH HEAVILY ENGRAVED WITH 11TH AIRBORNE TRENCH ART -- SOON DEVELOPED INTO ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING HISTORIES OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.

THE FOLLOWING OFFER CONTAINS HISTORIC FACTS THAT WILL BE PART OF YOUR COLLECTION. THEY WILL BE PACED WITH ALL PICS INTO THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION MILITARY WATCH BOX APPRAISAL.

THOUGH WE COMPACTED THE 11TH AB/D HISTORY AS BEST AS WE COULD, IT REMAINS A MASSIVE UNDER TAKING; FURTHER FACTS YET ABOUND ON THE INTERNET AND I AM SURE YOU WILL READ THEM.

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON, AT EVERY CROSSING FROM 1944 THROUGH 2010, THE 11TH AND IT'S OFF SPRING CARRIED THE DAY.

INCLUDED IN THIS GROUPING IS A UNIFORM JACKET, GEAR, PATCHES, PINS, MEDALS, WATCHES, MAPS, PHOTOS, MAPS DVD, CD, AND A WWII PICTURE ALBUM, WE ALSO INCLUDED A LARGE FRAMED REPRINT OF THE JAPANESE SURRENDER..

.... ALONG WITH A COPY OF AN ITEM GENERAL MACARTHUR COMMENTED AND ALSO RAGED THE LACKING THEREOF [AS TOLD IN "15 STARS"].. A COPY OF A "PACIFIC INTELLIGENCE POST CARD" --

INTELLIGENCE POST CARDS WERE INTELLIGENCE MAPS REDUCED TO POSTCARD SIZE .SUCH AS ONE WE RECENTLY OFFERED OF THE PHILIPPINES WITH DRAWINGS OF OF ALL AXIS/ALLIED SHIPS, INFO UNDER THEM, THEN THE ISLANDS WITH INFORMATION AS TO LOCATIONS, BEACHES, AREAS, AND OTHER KEY INFORMATION.

 


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"THE AIRBORNE DIVISION THAT PROVED PURPOSE"

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WITH 35000 PICTURES AND THOUSANDS OF PAGES CONTAINING WATCH INFORMATION AND HISTORY ONLINE, WE ARE ONE OF THE TOP VINTAGE, CLASSIC AND ANTIQUE WATCH RESTORATION ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD. GOOGLE "GOLDSMITHWORKS" .....AND CHECK US OUT!

AS TO THIS 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION MWB, WE HAD A "PUSH" IN CREATING IT . WHILE LOOKING FOR WWII 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION MEMORABILIA FOR A WWII BOX, WE CAME ACROSS AN INVESTMENT IN MILITARY ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION. THIS INVESTMENT INCLUDED A WATCH, TIMER, COOK STOVE, MESS KIT, UNIFORMS, MEDALS BADGES PICTURES AND OTHER SAME MEMORABILIA.

THEN WE BEGAN TO READ THE MOST INCREDIBLE MILITARY HISTORY EVER. WE THEN WONDERED WHY THE 11TH MEMORABILIA WAS SO RARE! WE FIGURED IT OUT. SIMPLE. NO ONE TRULY TOLD THE STORY AS IT WAS. JUST BITS AND PIECES. AND WHILE "BAND OF BROTHERS" BECAME DINNER TALK, THE ELEVENTH WALLOWED IN THE DUSK.. WE HOPE THE LUCKY COLLECTOR/HISTORIAN WHO SECURES THIS WONDERFUL MWD COLLECTION WILL USE IT TO TELL THEIR STORY:

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THIS IS A SPECIAL
WWII TO VIETNAM
11TH AIRBORNE
1ST CAVALRY
MILITARY WATCH BOX OFFER

WITH

THE ITEMS, BOXES, DVD, CD, PICTURES, EQUIPMENT,
WATCHES, TIMER, COMPASS & COOK STOVE

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THIS WILL BE A RATHER EXPENSIVE GROUP TO SHIP
YOU HAVE OUR LARGEST
1-MAGNETIC FRONT CLOSURE MWB.
2-THE UNIFORM JACKET CAP SHIRT.
3-PHOTO ALBUM
4- FRAMED SURRENDER
AND
5- COLEMAN U.S. 1941 COOK STOVE

WE WILL PLACE AN AMOUNT BUT THE ACTUAL PRICE WILL BE DETERMINED BY YOUR LOCATION. before investing we will work the shipping out with you.

PLEASE CONTACT FIRST
SO WE CAN FIND YOUR LOCATION
WE MAY BE ABLE TO

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OR
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IN BOX ONE

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TAKE TIME TO READ THE INCLUDED HISTORY OF THIS 11TH AB MWB

THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION IS PICTURED AND WRITTEN IN AIRBORNE HISTORY AS HAVING PARTICIPATED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS AND EVENTS IN THE 20TH CENTURY OF MODERN AIRBORNE WARFARE.

DUE TO THE FACT THEY PROVED THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE DIVISIONS, THE 101ST AND 84TH, THOSE BAND OF BROTHERS, WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO JUMP INTO D DAY EUROPE AND THEIR OWN HISTORY.

THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE PACIFIC WAR EFFORT, SPECIFICALLY AS THE HAMMER THAT DROVE THE JAPANESE TO DEFEAT, GEN MACARTHUR WOULD WADE ASHORE, ONCE MORE TO HIS BELOVED PHILIPPINES. WHICH WOULD LEAD "THE MAC" TO SELECT THE 11TH TO SPEAR HEADING THE OCCUPATION AND RE-BUILDING OF JAPAN.

IN FACT, ONCE AGAIN, THE 11TH WOULD BE THE ONLY AIRBORNE DIVISION EVER TO GO TOE TO TOE IN BATTLE AGAINST A JAPANESE AIRBORNE OPERATION, DEFEATING THEM IN A FEROCIOUS BATTLE CAPTURING THEIR FLAG WHICH NOW IS DISPLAYED IN THE WEST POINT MUSEUM.J .

THEY WOULD THEN SERVE IN KOREA BEFORE BEING SELECTED TO INVENT THE AIR ASSAULT DIVISION THAT WOULD COMBINE THE LEGENDARY HEROISM OF THE PARATROOPER WITH THE HORSE OF THE 20TH CENTURY, THE HELICOPTER.

THIS "INVENTION" WOULD CONTINUE WITH VALOR INTO THE PRESENT 21ST CENTURY IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

EVEN THEIR WITNESSING OF AN ATOMIC BOMB TEST WAS IN REALITY ANOTHER AIRBORNE TESTING!

THE 11TH SERVED IN THE PACIFIC. THEY SERVED IN KOREA, THEY SERVED IN JAPAN AND THE WOULD SERVE IN VIETNAM AS WHAT THEY HAD CREATED, THE 1ST CAVALRY ASSAULT DIVISION .

THE 11TH DID MORE FOR THEIR BAND OF BROTHERS THAN ANY OTHER PARATROOPER DIVISION IN THE WORLD

 

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PHOTO BOOK

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WATCH BOX

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3 DVD 250 MINUTE LIVE
1ST CAVALRY VIETNAM

300 PAGE 11TH
AIRBORNE DIVISION CD

OPTIONAL
COOK STOVE


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MESS KIT FRAMED SURRENDER

11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION
*"THE AIRBORNE DIVISION THAT PROVED PURPOSE"
MILITARYWATCHBOX
MWB

THE DIVISION THAT:
SET THE COURSE FOR AIRBORNE [D DAY]
WERE HEROES OF THE PACIFIC
WERE LIBERATORS OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEFEATED THE JAPANESE AIRBORNE
THAT SPEAR HEADED THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN
CREATED MOBILE AIR ASSAULT
BECAME THE 1ST CALVARY [VIETNAM]

LIBERATED
LOS BARIOS INTERNMENT CAMP

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“I doubt that any airborne unit in the world will ever be able to rival the Los BaNos prison raid . It is the textbook airborne operation for all ages and all armies.Colin Powell

INCLUDES

IKE 11TH AIRBORNE UNIFORM JACKET IN ALL IT'S SPLENDOR
BADGES RIBBONS PATCHES
WWII WRIST WATCH
WWII 11TH GALLET TIMER
GIFTED 11TH 511 POCKET WATCH
PARATROOPER DUST GOGGLES
MEDALS & BADGES
PARATROOPER COMPASS
PARATROOPER DUST GOGGLE
PARATROOPER MESS KIT & COOKING STOVE
WWII PICTURE ALBUM
PICTURES DVD'S & 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION CD
FRAMED JAPANESE SURRENDER PHOTO
PATCHES AND BADGES FROM THE 1ST CAVALRY
AND MORE....
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at Palo Beach, Leyte, 20 October 1944.

HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION, THERE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN INDEPENDENT US OR BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISIONS AFTER THE SICILIAN INVASION.

THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENDING JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF THE PHILIPPINES & FREEING CAPTIVES OF ONE OF THE LOS BANOS INTERMENT CAMP, DEFEATING A JAPANESE AIRBORNE BATTLE AND CAPTURING THEIR FLAG, WHILE GAINING BACK AMERICAN PRIDE AND SHORTENING THE PACIFIC WAR.

AS REWARD FOR THE 11TH'S ACTIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES, Gen MacArthur PERSONALLY CHOSE THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION TO LEAD THE AMERICAN FORCES THAT WOULD OCCUPY JAPAN, HE ALSO CHOSE MEMBERS OF THE 11TH AS HIS PERSONAL GUARD; AND INSURED THAT ELEMENTS OF THE 11TH WOULD OCCUPY HOKKAIDO JAPAN - THE VERY HOKKAIDO SOVIET RUSSIA COVETED.

IN EARLY 1950, THE 187 PIR, 11TH AB, CALLED THE RAKKASANS [JAPANESE FOR FALLING DOWN UMBRELLA] PARTICIPATED IN THE LARGEST PEACETIME AIRBORNE MANEUVER IN HISTORY ,"OPERATION SWARM". THE PERFORMANCE OF THE 187PIR WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE 187 PIR BEING SELECTED TO FORM AN AIRBORNE REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM TO ENTER THE KOREAN CONFLICT [WAR].

THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION PARTICIPATED IN AN ATOM BOMB TEST.

THE 11TH AIRBORNE DIVISION WERE CHOSEN TO DEVISE STUDY AND CREATE THE FIRST "AIR ASSAULT" CONCEPT, UTILIZING HELICOPTERS AND NEW TACTICS.THE "11TH AIR ASSAULT" [TEST] DIVISION WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME THE 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION [VIETNAM].

THE 11TH WERE THE FIRST EVER TO BE AWARDED --AND GRANTED PERMISSION TO WEAR -- THE FIRST AIR ASSAULT BADGE.

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IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS A BOX IT WAS VOID OF ANYTHING AND THE HISTORIAN SAID "LET THERE BE SOME COOL WWII STUFF" AND THERE WAS NO COOL WWII STUFF? AND THEN THE HISTORIAN SAID OH, *?#H!, I GOTTA BUY SOME COOL STUFF! AND AFTER 6 MONTHS THERE WAS COOL WWII STUFF!

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Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone served in the
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment. of11th Airborne Division, in the

11TH AIRBORNE MILITARYWATCHBOX
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11th Airborne
The 11th Airborne ("Angels") was a United States Army airborne division that included one parachute and two glider infantry regiments and supporting troops. After rigorous training throughout 1943, the 11th would play its most important role of WWII: proving to Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower that Airborne Troops were viable by being the key participants in the Knollwood Maneuver.

The Knollwood Maneuver was organized to determine the viability of large-scale American airborne formations following what was a disappointing performance during the Allied invasion of Sicily.

During the first half of 1944, the 11th were held in reserve until June of 1944, when they were transferred to the Pacific Theater of Operations for intense training and acclimatization, November of 1944 they were combat-ready and shipped to the Philippines.

In a traditional infantry role, the 11th Airborne saw action in November on the island of Leyte, and then participated in invasion of Luzon where two glider infantry regiments operated as conventional infantry, securing a beachhead before fighting their way inland.

The parachute infantry regiment was held in reserve for several days before conducting the division's first airborne operation, a combat drop on the Tagaytay Ridge, where, reunited, the division participated in the Liberation of Manila, while two companies of divisional paratroopers conducted an audacious raid on the Los BaƒÂ±os internment camp, liberating two thousand civilians.

The 11th Airborne's last combat operation of World War II was in the north of Luzon around Aparri, in aid of combined American and Philippine forces who were battling to subdue the remaining Japanese resistance on the island.

On 30 August 1945 the division was sent to southern Japan as part of the occupation force. Four years later it was recalled to the United States, where it became a training formation. One parachute infantry regiment was detached for service in the Korean War, but on 30 June 1958 the division was inactivated.

It was briefly reactivated on 1 February 1963 under the new name of the 11th Air Assault Division (Test), to explore the theory and practicality of helicopter assault tactics, before being finally inactivated on 29 June 1965.

The division's personnel and equipment were transferred to the newly-raised 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile).

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UNIFORM
MINT 1944 IKE JACKET
BADGES PATCHES RIBBONS 1ST SGT. STRIPES
BRASS US ROUND BRASS
6 OVERSEAS BARS [3 YEARS]
ALSO NEAR MINT SHIRT WITH 1ST SGT. STRIPES
GARRISON HAT
W/11TH AIRBORNE & 11TH ASSAULT
1ST CAVALRY AIRMOBILE ASSAULT

UNIT PATCHES
RIGHT SHOULDER COMBAT PATCH 11TH AIRBORNE
LEFT SHOULDER LAST UNIT PATCH AIRBORNE TROOP CARRIER

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
SILVER MASTER JUMP W/3 COMBAT STARS SILVER COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE
SILVER MARKSMAN W/ RIFLE BAR
GLIDER WINGS RUPTURED DUCK
AIR ASSAULT & AIR MOBILE ASSAULT

 

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NEW 187TH REGIMENT [Iron Rakkasans] ADDED TO MWB OLDER "EOUND ORIGINAL PATCH IS FURTHERBELOW
OPNE SHOULD BE PLACED ON RIGHT SHOULDER TO REPLACE THE ONE THAT WAS SEWN ON BY SELLER OF JACKET

187TH REGIMENT
Iron Rakkasans

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IT IS WAS THERE JUST TO MEASURE FOR
5 CAVALRY PATCHES WE ARE MOUNTING

WHAT WOULD THIS TRIBUTE BE WITHOUT THE MEDALS!

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1946 WWII VICTORY MEDAL

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THE VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL
VIETNAM SERVICE & NATIONAL
DEFENSE RIBBONS WE ARE ADDING
LATER 11TH ITEMS TO HONOR
THE DIVISION
THESE ARE IN THE BOX
NOT BE ON THE IKE JACKET

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1945 BRONZE STAR
The US Congress approved the Bronze Star Medal
for every infantryman who earned the CIB.

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RIBBONS

WE ADDED NATIONAL DEFENSE & VIETNAM SERVICE MEDALS & RIBBONS AS WELL AS THE FIRST EVER ****AIR ASSAULT BADGE MOBILE ASSAULT BADGE AND 1ST CAVALRY AIRMOBILE BADGE ARE PART OF AS PART OF OVERALL HISTORY OF THE 11TH

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THE AIR ASSAULT DI REPRESENTS THE CHANGE FROM 11TH AIRBORNE [PARATROOPER] DIVISION TO THE 11TH AIR ASSAULT DIVISION [PRELUDE TO VIETNAM AIR CAVALRY] IN WHICH THE 11TH ACTUALLY DEVELOPED THE TECHNIQUES AND PROGRAM AND WERE THE FIRST TO PROVE THE USE OF HELICOPTERS AND ASSAULT TROOPS IN VIETNAM, AND WERE THE FIRST EVER TO WIN AND BE GRANTED TO WEAR THE FIRST AIR ASSAULT BADGE. THE 11TH AIR ASSAULT WOULD BECOME THE 1st CALVARY DIVISION.

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PATCHES ON UNIFORM & SHIRT ARE WWII ERA INCLUDING BOTH UNIT PATCHES

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OPERATION HUSKY

On July 10, 1943, Operation Husky began as the first Allied operation towards the defeat of Germany in Europe. The invasion of the island of Sicily would include the first introduction of airborne paratroopers.

Afterwards, Allied Supreme Commander, General Eisenhower, stated:

"I do not believe in the airborne division. I believe that airborne troops should be reorganized in self-contained units, comprising infantry, artillery, and special services, all about the strength of a regimental combat team ... To employ at any time and place a whole division would require a dropping over such an extended area that I seriously doubt that a division commander could regain control and operate the scattered forces as one unit." General Eisenhower

Eisenhower had reviewed the airborne role in Operation Husky and concluded that large-scale formations were too difficult to control in combat to be practical. Eisenhower believed, rather than Airborne Divisions, there should be small compact units assigned to existing infantry regiments; such as a specialty group that would be used in small operations, like 20 troopers dropped to protect the flank of a unit.

Gen. Leslie J. McNair, the overall commander of US Army ground forces, also had similar misgivings: once an airborne supporter, he had been greatly disappointed by the performance of airborne units in North Africa and more recently Sicily.

However, other high-ranking officers, including General George Marshall and British Field Marshal Montgomery [who participated in the Sicilian Invasion] believed otherwise. Marshall persuaded Eisenhower to set up a review board and to withhold judgement until the outcome of a large-scale maneuver planned for December 1943.

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HEAVY DUTY MAGNETIC CLOSURE FRONT OPENING
MILITARYWATCHBOX

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IT IS WAS THERE JUST TO MEASURE FOR
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Knollwood Maneuver

As a result of General Eisenhower's belief that AIRBORNE TROOPS WERE NOT A BATTLEFIELD OPTION, the 11th Airborne, as the attacking force, was assigned the objective of capturing Knollwood Army Auxiliary Airfield near Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

The force defending the airfield and its environs was a combat team composed of elements of the 17th Airborne Division and a battalion from the 541st Parachute Infantry Regiment. The entire operation was observed by Army Ground Forces commander Lt. Gen. McNair, who would ultimately have a significant say in deciding the fate of the parachute infantry divisions.

The Knollwood Maneuver took place on the night of 7 December 1943, with the 11th Airborne Division being airlifted to thirteen separate objectives by 200 C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft and 234 Waco CG-4A gliders.

The transport aircraft were divided into four groups, two of which carried paratroopers while the other two towed gliders. Each group took off from a different airfield in the Carolinas. The four groups deployed a total of 4,800 troops in the first wave. Eighty-five percent were delivered to their targets without navigational error, and the airborne troops seized the Knollwood Army Auxiliary Airfield and secured the landing area for the rest of the division before daylight.

With its initial objectives taken, the 11th Airborne Division then launched a coordinated ground attack against a reinforced infantry regiment and conducted several aerial re-supply and casualty evacuation missions in coordination with United States Army Air Forces transport aircraft. The exercise was judged by observers to be a great success. McNair, pleased by its results, attributed this success to the great improvements in airborne training that had been implemented in the months following Operation Husky.

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WWII
SIGNED
GALLET TIMER
WITH A TON OF TRENCH ART & I MEAN EVERYWHERE!

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WE HAVE OVER 100 TIMERS IN STOCK. MANY INSCRIBED, WITH TRENCH ART AND BADGES ATTACHED. SOME OF THEM ARE SPECIAL GALLET TIMERS. THIS IS A SPECIAL GALLET. I HAVE TOO MUCH TO LIST SO I WILL PROVIDE JUST SOME IMPORTANT DETAILS OF THE HISTORY OF GALLET AND WWII AND A NOTE TO SAY, EVERY LANDING CRAFT ON D DAY HAD A GALLET TIMER!

GALLET is the worlds oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466. The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by Julien Gallet (1806 1849) in 1826, who moved the family business from Geneva to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Prior to this date, operations commenced under the name of each of the family patriarchs.

Gallet is best known during the 20th century to the present day for its line of MultiChron chronograph wristwatches. Produced primarily for military, industrial, and other professional applications, Gallet MultiChron watches often incorporated a number of advanced timekeeping innovations.

A Gallet timepiece of particular renown was the Flight Officer time zone chronograph. Commissioned by Senator Harry S. Truman in 1939 for pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, the Flight Officer (a.k.a. Flying Officer) had a rotating 12 hour bezel and the names of 48 major world cities printed on the periphery of the dial (face). These features made it possible to calculate changes in the time as an aviator flew across lines of longitude. Besides being the first time zone calculating wristwatch, the Flight Officer was one of the world first wrist chronographs to be housed in a water resistant case. Truma

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Artillery & Task Timer (1915) - 30 minute timer manufactured by Gallet for the British military during World War One. British Ministry of Defense "Broad Arrow" markings on reverse. Decimal Artillery Timer (1943) - decimal reading stopwatch manufactured by Gallet, used on Tank landing Ship #13 during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy Pilot's or Cockpit Timer (1914) - watch with timer manufactured by Gallet Electa for the British military during World War One. British Ministry of Defense "Broad Arrow" markings on reverse.
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Occurrence Timer (1936) - custom manufactured by Gallet for the US Geological Survey, used for measuring duration's of seismic activity and other natural phenomena NYCRR Pocket Chronograph (1916) - pocket watch with timer manufactured by Gallet for rail road conductors and engineers of the New York Central Rail Road US Navy Pocket Chronograph (1914) - high quality timer manufactured by Gallet under the Jerome Park name for the United States Navy during World War One.

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