TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by signsup » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:30 am

There is a local jeep that shows up at events a few times a year here in my area. If you look really, really hard, you can find a jeep under all that stuff. Gear bags, sand bags, water bags, wire cutter, two machine guns, ammo boxes, black out light siren, camo net, ropes, pioneer tools, radiator cooling canisters, extra jerry cans, extra spare tire, etc.

Almost a rolling quartermaster depot.
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:06 pm

That reminds me of the Army term "PX Soldier" for new GI's that pinned on extra ribbons and badges on their Class A's to wear off duty at the Post Beer Garden. I like to think of the guys who hang on all the garbage as "Dudes". The WWII Pot is enough decoration, and one can pee, bathe, and eat out of it. :wink:
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:38 pm

Just two more items that I am hoping for, some fresher looking 1941 era CCKW data Plates, and one more SWB Spare Tire Lock. Been looking for the lock since I bought the CCKW in 1983. Waiting all these years is part of the fun.
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:41 am

Blue Louvered 1941 First Series B.O. Markers are the latest CCKW Trinket.

STILL WONDERING WHO IT WAS THAT SENT ME THE ANONYMOUS CCKW TRINKET CARE PACKAGE MENTIONED EARLIER ON IN THIS TOPIC.
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by HankII » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:33 am

STILL WONDERING WHO IT WAS THAT SENT ME THE ANONYMOUS CCKW TRINKET CARE PACKAGE MENTIONED EARLIER ON IN THIS TOPIC.
I have no idea who sent them, it was postmarked Indiana.
As the "Aged Guy," you're POSITIVE postmark wasn't Torino?

Then Betcha' it was Kilroy.

My biggest headache is organizing all my finds. Remember ~10 yrs back Bill Eldred needed a speedometer. Knew I had one, so I PM'd him and said I'd ship. Took me all weekend to find it, then I shipped it, he never acknowledged, then found out he died.

Only positive was I unearthed Oodles of stuff I forgot I had.
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:48 am

Trinkets keep showing up. Latest Trinket is a unique H-700 Key attached to a Dog Tag. The Dog Tag is stamped with the USA Number W-471883, Service Btry 47 FA indicating it was assigned to SVC Battery, 47th Armored Field Artillery Bn, 5th Armored Div.
The 5th Armored Div. served in the ETO, 44 and 45. My wife and I were invited guests at the final 5th Armored Div. Reunion a couple years ago along with my MB and CCKW. I also got a flight in B-25 H "Betty's Dream" during this event.

What is special about this particular H-700 is that a tooth has been filed in order to permanently fix the key to the switch so that it cannot be removed once installed. This was done to the majority of keyed Ignition Switches during 1942 when the toggle type switch was adopted. There was a Bulletin issued to perform this mod, it is printed in WWII "Army Motors" and illustrated in the Lloyd White Volumes. I was going to use this key in my SWB CCKW, but will now hang it from the inside mirror along with my own Dog Tags and the Dog Tags My Uncle Joe wore as a RANGER in WWII.
Thanks to the generosity of G503 Member "98th signal battalion" this interesting CCKW item is one of the valued "trinkets" displayed with my CCKW.
Am forever indebted to this member.
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Re: TRINKETS-THE FUN IS IN THE CHASE

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:21 pm

Still curious as to who sent me the care package.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
LIFE MEMBER AM LEGION-40/8-DAV
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COL. BRUNO BROOKS (ARMY MOTORS) IS MY HERO

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