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Chris Liontas

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Chris Liontas last won the day on May 1 2012

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About Chris Liontas

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    US WWI Aviation, The US 32nd Division in World War I, and Imperial German pre 1900 helmets and uniforms

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  1. Amazing group Chris! dumb question, did these guys volunteer for the flamethrower units or were they just assigned randomly? Were they just considered a pioneer assignment position, or specialized?
  2. I’d ask Randy Trawnik at Age of Kings. If he doesn’t know he will know who does.
  3. Great helmet and history Chris! What a find to get them both together. Honestly if COL J says the plate is good, it’s good. He’s amazing at the history and wear of the plates and covers. What would flanderengrippe be? Like a trench foot?
  4. Wow Chris! That is a great find! Was this taken on the Italian front? I notice the Austrian and German uniforms.
  5. The colors ended up with a collector in South Africa. Mervyn was very pleased with were they went I believe.
  6. Why are we allowing an advertisement for a sale to be posted here on this forum? We have separate areas for this, why is it being posted in the United States Militaria section rather than in a for sale section?
  7. Ok lets try this again! Again, this trunk was found in an old house and was sold to a dealer. Once found, the aviation helmet and golden wings were removed from the tunics, the one on the Navy uniform is a replacement. Morris Dry was born in Mexico, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri and was in both ROTC and the marching band. Here is his ROTC uniform and band uniform from the University of Missouri. The ROTC uniform has both the ROTC patch, and the U of M collar brass. Morris after graduation would join the US Navy and train at Massachusetts Institute o
  8. my edits and photos crashed! I'll get the photos downsized and try again
  9. I wanted to post this for a Jaba. This is my only US Navy WW1 group. I could. It resist it though as it is a complete trunk group along with the fabric insignia of his aircraft. Ensign Dry kept all his uniforms which makes this trunk quite a time capsule. The trunk was rescued from a house that was to be demolished. All the contents were listed on the inside of the trunk in 1964. Sadly the flight helmet and the original gold wings were removed from the group. I placed a stand in, but the originals were gone by the time I saw the group
  10. Front and back - marked with number 4330 Possible repair. Doesn’t look like it but it seems like there is more material under the wing. I don’t see a break though. Possibly I am seeing things French made “half” wing for observer/bombardier
  11. The observer badge is numbered in the low 4000’s. It could be a post war 1919-20 badge; I’m not sure of the issue numbers for actual wartime I’m going to look them up.
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