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All uniformed military and Political formations had their own uniform. Most were for daily wear while many were utilitarian, such as with the military where they were used for combat & training purposes. Still others were exclusively worn for dress or ceremonial occasions. Uniforms varied in material, color & decoration depending on their use (climate) and organization. CBI, ETO, US Army, USMC, US Navy, Marine Corps, AAF, USAAF, Camo, camouflage, tiger stripes, Heer, Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Navy, Waffen-SS, Political, Red Cross, Police, Reichsbahn, Stahlhelm, NSDAP, SA, NSKK, NSFK, DLV, RAD, DAF, SS, SD, HJ, DJ, TENO, NPEA,

WWII US Paratrooper Grouping of Tech-5 Robert Ruppe, 187th Parachute-Glider Rgt, 11th Airborne Division

1 WWII US Paratrooper Grouping of Tech-5 Robert Ruppe, 187th Parachute-Glider Rgt, 11th Airborne Division; Ruppe was from Sterling, Illinois; Painted B4 Bag w/Ike Jacket & Wool Uniform Shirt having all matched & Cross-Stitched Insignia to include 2 rare 187th Airborne PIR bullion & silk embroidered shoulder patches, 2 gold bullion hand embroidered Parachute wing backgrounds on black wool with pinback sterling wings, 2 11th Airborne Div bullion embroidered blue silk shoulder sleeve patches on OD wool and 2 pr wool Tech-5 sleeve rank stripes; Ike jacket further retains Ruppe’s infantry collar brass, CIB, ribbon bar, zipper entry and s/n R0140; number; June 1944 dated Quartermaster label remains in pocket;     B4 bag with working zippers is all Hand-Painted to include 11th Abn Patches, Para & Glider patches, Large Silver Jump Wings & large 187th insignia superimposed over jump wings; this great one-of-a-kind Paratrooper grouping is highlighted in volume 3 of ‘Heroes in Our Midst’ -SOLD

 


 

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