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    1. Hello Emma, As I understand it, the Merchant Navy sailors were not treated with the respect they deserve. If I ship was blown from right under them, that same day they were put on "unpaid leave" as they were not "sailing" anymore. Not sure, but think they did not qualify for medals like the Atlantic star. I do have a nice Merchant Navy lapel in my collection. I guess you can use google for more information. Regards Hinrik
    2. Here is one of my Purple Hearts, issued to a hard charging Marine for actions / wounds in Iwo Jima: Non regulation (private) engraved back:
    3. Darrell, Very nice MOH and interesting reading. Thanks for posting. Reg Hinrik
    5. Dear Will, Thank you for sharing this outstanding collection. I really admire they way you display your items, something I now plan to improve in my collection. I also collect items related to my county, WWI or WWII, but they are hard to find. This is how many museums have started. Reg Hinrik Steinsson Reykjavik Iceland
    6. Dear al I just got a box like this. It came out of a Heinkel He-111 that crashed here in 1941. Can anyone tell my the names of the items (flashlight model / type) etc so that I can look for it and buy. My box is empty, but I would like to get all the missing parts. Reg Hinrik
    7. Hello Hinrik, Im understanding more with all the information here about the torpedo prop. It seems that museums arn{t as reliable for accuracy as I had though. I beleive this to be a post war propellor for a number of different reasons. Will you honor the return of the propellor ?

    8. Joe, I checked my book library, I found the HE-111 photo you were talking about, and I agree, cant really see how many blades. I have a copy of an original torpedo manual but that has no photos of this, just a few schematics. Somewhere in my stach of too many boxes I have old German KM magazines with lots of photos, will have to check there I have also been trying to look at old videos at youtube.com and liveleak.com to see but its either 2 or 4 blade or you cant really tell for sure because of the fin arrengement around the props. I was in a nice museum in Brussels last week. They had a G7 Torpedo there, but sadly this one was missing it rear end. Also makes me wonder if 6 blades was interchangeble with 4 blades? Does any member here have a 2 or 4 blade versions to compare with? Reg Hinrik
    9. Jesse, Merry xmas to you too Come to think of it, even though you dont see any wolfs in the forest, we know they are there... So even if we dont see the 6 blade prop in use in the WWII photos available, does that absolutely garantee that they did not use it? If they were using the 6 blades in 1962 (cant see any detail in this photo by the way) then that version should be better no? Then for an example...what did the WWII Germans use on the advanced XXI-XXIII Electroboats? Makes you wonder... Reg Hinrik
    10. I have seen wartime photos showing the loading of the torpedos into the Uboats that are not the 2 bladed twin blades but this 6 bladed version. Look at this video from the U995: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWFwcXb_C0E&feature=related That seams to have the 6 blades. I found a wartime video showing Uboat in action that showes this too, which to me is proof that this was also used during the war. I need to find it and post it here. Reg
    11. Dear all, This propeller came from me. Its the only one I ever saw for sale. If you know of another one for sale somewhere, then please post a link to it here. I got it from a Norweigian man that is a member onthis site, if I remember correctly. He works with a local museum and sent me lots of photos of complete torpedos that the museum owned. I was suposed to get some special torpedo tools with the prop, but that never materialized. I will look in my original torpedo manuals to see if I can find more info on this. Here are photos of the torpedo tools.
    12. Dear Cole, Nice to hear from you. Back in 1994, I started tracking down pilots of the 33rd Fighter Squadron. I was able to contact about 15 of them, including some of your uncle´s friends. One of them is still alive, close to 90 years old. You might also be excited to hear that I have a wartime photo of your uncle, taken in Iceland, with 3 other pilots, all wearing the rare B7 white winter parkas. I have a website in the making. Please contact me through that: www.ww2.is Picture shows a 33rd F.S. P40 being dug out of the snow in Iceland harsh winter. Regards Hinrik
    13. I beleive that the Iceland base Command patch is suposed to represent: the island, in the ocean, with the volcano.... Reg Hinrik
    14. Ola, I can help you with info and photos for ?orsteinn J?nsson. I have some of his personal belongings in my collection. Tchau Hinrik Ps. Meu namorada moro em SP.
    15. I was lucky enough to find a very good condition original WWII muffler (silencer) The baffles inside the old once are more complicated then in the new repro / aftermarket mufflers, so a bike fitted with a new muffler will not sound the same as it originally did. Mine will have the correct "WWII sound" haha.
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