Links of Interest


Glider Veterans:

  1. Glider Vet Don Rich is getting his book published: "Gliderman"


    WWII Reenactment/Living History Groups:

    1. 502nd PIR C Company: http://www.airborne101st.com/
    2. 105th Combat Engineers: http://groups.msn.com/105thECB/_homepage.msnw?pgmarket=en-us
    3. 30th Infantry Division: http://home.comcast.net/~30thhrs/
    4. 2nd Panzer Division: http://www.2ndpanzerdivision.com/
    5. WWII Historical Reenactment Society: http://www.worldwartwohrs.org/
    6. 20th Century Tactical Studies Group: http://www.20thctsg.org/

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    WWII Vendors - Field Gear and Uniforms:

    1. "Sarge Vining's" C-Rations" (not just cans and labels - theses contain new food!) http://hometown.aol.com/sargvining/page1.html

    2. At The Front Supplier of Reproduction Uniforms & Field Gear http://www.atthefront.com/

    3. Bayonet, Inc. Supplier of Reproduction WWII Uniforms & Field Gear http://www.bayonetinc.com/

    4. Castle Keep, Ltd. Original and reproduction items http://www.reenact.com/ww2.htm

    5. Cheaper Than Dirt Discount ammunition, gun accessories, military surplus, hunting and shooting supplies, knives, law enforcement gear, outdoor survival and camping equipment http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ctd/default.asp

    6. Coleman's Military Surplus Coleman's Surplus is a Government Surplus Store featuring military surplus gear, army surplus, camping gear, Geiger counters, military tents and generators http://www.colemans.com/

    7. Force-Ten.com Not militaria per se, but they do have smoke 'grenades'... (Thanks Jon) http://www.force-ten.com/

    8. Garcia Aviation "over 350 military items offered for sale, making this one of the largest catalogs of its kind, and with over 200 images to view. We offer items such as Antique Military Insignia, miscellaneous World War One and World War Two items, Vintage Field Gear, Military 8 Day Clocks and much more" http://www.garciaaviation.com/mindex.html

    9. M1940 Dog Tag Chain Reproductions Specialty supplier of WWII GI style dog tag chains http://www.geocities.com/mambi66/m1940dogtagchainhome.html

    10. Medals of America Your Web Store for 6000 United States and Foreign Medals, Badges, Insignia and Patches. http://www.usmedals.com/

    11. Notched Dog Tags Specialty supplier of WWII style GI dog tags http://web.ndak.net/~colt45/

    12. Omaha's Original GI Surplus For all occasions, collectibles, hunting, reenactments, and other activities http://www.omahas.com/

    13. P and K Military Antiques Original GI gear http://www.pandkmilitaryantiques.com/us.htm

    14. Reenactor's Vendors Buyer's Guide Check here before ordering - vendors rated by other reenactors! http://www.greendevils.com/greendevils/consumer/vendor_review.asp?varERAID=7&varACTION=VIEW

    15. Saunders Insignia America's Insignia Super Mart. Personally recommended by the 401GIR www.saundersinsignia.com

    16. Spectacle Accoutrements Your source for quality vintage eyewear! http://ivydiv_mp.tripod.com/spectacleaccoutrements/

    17. Stan Wolcott's Lucky Forward Militaria Supplier of original and reproduction uniforms and field gear http://www.chgww2.com/class/stan.htm

    18. The Sportsman's Guide Surplus, outdoor, camping, hunting, etc. gear http://www.sportsmansguide.com/

    19. US Cavalry Military and Adventure Gear Your online store for adventure, boots, camping, military, police equipment, outdoor, paintball, army surplus, climbing, hunting gear, and camo http://www.uscav.com/

    20. United States Army WWII Reproduction Paperwork You know what they say about the job ain't done...get it done here! Get that final detail right; IDs, paybooks, etc. http://members.tripod.com/thirtieth_infantry/Repro/repro2.html

    21. WORLD WAR TWO RATION TECHNOLOGIES Feeding the World War Two U.S. Living History Enthusiast and Re-enactor http://www.ww2rationtechnologies.com/MainPage.html

    22. WWII Impressions Supplier of reproduction uniforms and field gear http://www.wwiiimpressions.com/

    23. What Price Glory Supplier of original and reproduction uniforms and field gear http://www.whatpriceglory.com/

    WWII History and Reference Materials

    1. American Combat Glider Pilots page Great Glider reference, many photos, stories. http://www.pointvista.com/WW2GliderPilots/

    2. Eldred WWII Museum To preserve and interpret the history of World War II; To commemorate the contribution of the people of the Eldred, Olean, Bradford and surrounding communities during that epic struggle defending freedom and democracy against the forces of greed and aggression; To help shape a stronger future for the United States by helping future generations understand the lessons of the past. http://www.eldredwwiimuseum.org/

    3. G.I. Intelligence Department (Hardscrabble Farm) Basic Training for the Re-Enactor. A Great site, frequently expanded. World War II Research & Reenacting http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/ww2/index.htm

    4. Graef System Combat Rules Combat System Rules - used by many reenactors / event sponsors. Worth knowing. http://www.reenactor.net/graefcs/

    5. Historical Government Publications from World War II Free online library http://worldwar2.smu.edu/

    6. How to assemble the M-1928 Haversack Photos show how it's done http://dansww2picturesite.netfirms.com/page2.html

    7. ORDER OF BATTLE ORDER OF BATTLE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY WORLD WAR II - European Theater of Operations http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/documents/eto-ob/etoob-toc.htm

    8. Organizational History This pamphlet, the work of historians in the Organizational History Branch, Center of Military History, is designed to furnish commanders with guidance in carrying out their responsibilities as prescribed in AR 870-5. The pamphlet explains how the branch can assist units with matters pertaining to their organizational history, and it also covers other government agencies that can support this endeavor http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/OrgHist.htm#Unit

    9. Questia Online library (subscription required) Many WWII references available http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp?CRID=world_war_ii&OFFID=se1

    10. Strictly G.I. We are a group of military collectors dedicated to help promote the history of the United States Army in the E.T.O., during World War Two, by preserving the history and the heritage of the American G.I.. Our main goal is to promote greater public appreciation for the contribution made by the American Armies to the liberation of our countries Belgium and the Netherlands (E.T.O.), in World War Two http://users.skynet.be/jeeper/page2.html

    11. The 33rd Signal Construction Battalion Reenactors This site has some nice reference materials for GI Reenactors http://members.tripod.com/33rdscb/id101.htm

    12. U S Army Quartermaster's Museum Reference on Uniforms & field gear http://www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil/

    13. United States Army Insignia Home Page Examples of the changes in the Army's insignia through history. Starting with the early and simple methods of distinguishing between officers and soldiers and bringing you to the modern and complicated methods of identifying rank, branch, and personal service http://www2.powercom.net/~rokats/armyhome.html

    14. Wild Bill Guarnere's web site 506th Eco's own Bill Guarnere has a great site set up - music, pictures stories - good material for BoB fans http://www.wildbillguarnere.com/

      FIELD MANUALS

    15. FM 22-5 Drill and Ceremonies Field Manual re: Close order drill http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/22-5/toc.htm

    16. FM 23-5 for the U.S. Rifle, CALIBER .30, M1 Field Manual re: U.S. Rifle, CALIBER .30, M1 http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/garand/m1.htm

    17. FM 31-50 Attack on a Fortified Position Field Manual Re: Attack on a Fortified Position and Combat in Towns http://www.hardscrabblefarm.com/ww2/fm3150.htm

    18. FM 7-10 THE INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANY Note: This is a current era version, but most concepts still apply http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/7-10/toc.htm

    19. FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad See Chapter 4 for good reenactor training exercises (ed.) This section provides the mission of the infantry and the doctrine principles basic to the infantry rifle platoon and squad. These principles form the basis for platoon and squad tactics, techniques, procedures, and drills. This section also discusses the elements of combat power and the skills required of leaders and soldiers at the small-unit level. http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/7-8/toc.htm

    20. Index of Army Field Manuals #1 Infantry manuals, with links to many full text versions http://www.milman.simonides.org/us-fm/fm007.html

    21. Index of Army Field Manuals #2 Provides links to full text versions http://www.milman.simonides.org/us-fm/fm.html#fm7

    22. Military Info.Com Many Field Manual copies available, check out their index http://www.military-info.com/mphoto/photomenu.htm

    23. University of North Texas Many manuals available in their Library http://www.library.unt.edu/govinfo/wwii/dwn_techfield_A_manuals.htm

      ARMS REFERENCE

    24. Civilian Marksmanship Program Source of Government surplus M1903, M1 Rifles, sponsoring clubs, etc. http://www.odcmp.com/

    25. FIELD MANUAL FM 23-5 for the U.S. Rifle, CALIBER .30, M1 Online field manual http://www.biggerhammer.net/manuals/garand/m1.htm

    26. Fulton Armory Everything for the AR-15, M1 Garand, M14 & M1A and M1 Carbine! http://www.fulton-armory.com/

    27. M1 Garand diagrams / illustrations Courtesy of Chestnut Arms web site http://www.chestnutridge.com/gchart.asp

    28. M1garand.com Supplier of Rifles and parts for the M1 http://www.m1garandrifle.com/

    29. Northridge International M1 rifles, parts, supplies http://www.northridgeinc.com/m1_garand.htm

    30. Simpson's Ltd (Galesburg, IL) LARGEST FULL LINE COLLECTORS SHOP IN THE MIDWEST Tuesday - Saturday 1 - 6pm http://www.simpsonltd.com/

    31. Springfield rifle, sniper models US M1903-A4 & USMC M1903-A1/Unertl Springfield rifle article http://www.snipercentral.com/m1903a4.htm