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The dead hero order

The dead hero order

C-119 Flying Boxcar - C-82 Packet, Força Aérea Brasileira / Brazilian Air Force | por Luigi Brasile
Cargo AircraftAirborne ArmyMilitary PhotosThe Good Old Days

C-119 Flying Boxcar - C-82 Packet, Força Aérea Brasileira / Brazilian Air Force

Pintura do acervo do Museu Aeroespacial, no Rio de Janeiro / Painting from the Brazilian Air Force Aerospace Museum, Rio de Janeiro.

In 1960 fifteen volunteers from the SADF were sent to England, the majority to train as parachute instructors, some as parachute-packers and one SAAF pilot in the dropping of paratroopers. These formed the nucleus of 1 Parachute Battalion at Tempe in Bloemfontein. The first paratroopers were Permanent Force men, but soon the training of Citizen Force paratroopers commenced. Members of 1 Parachute Battalion were the first S.A. Army men to see action after WWII.

1st Parachute Battalion (South Africa)

In 1960 fifteen volunteers from the SADF were sent to England, the majority to train as parachute instructors, some as parachute-packers and one SAAF pilot in the dropping of paratroopers. These formed the nucleus of 1 Parachute Battalion at Tempe in Bloemfontein. The first paratroopers were Permanent Force men, but soon the training of Citizen Force paratroopers commenced. Members of 1 Parachute Battalion were the first S.A. Army men to see action after WWII.

War Badges of the Kriegsmarine

War Badges of the Kriegsmarine

The Collector's Guild

The Collector's Guild

A TANK-BADGE - BRONZE GRADE - MARKED "W" BY KARL WURSTER

Tank Badge - Bronze Grade by marked "W" maker Karl Wurster, in tombac, fine quality, in near mint condition.

General Assault Badge

General Assault Badge

War Badges of the Wehrmacht (World War II German Army) page of the German World War II Medals, Awards and decorations. An apolitical history site.

SADF Parabat Wings

Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar - on a supply mission to drop rations and gasoline to UN troops on a battlefield near Chungju, Korea. Look close, and you can see a second Boxcar in the far background. The C-119 entered service late in 1949.

The US Air Force is now 70: These are the aircraft it's flown

In 1947, the flyboys broke away from the US Army to establish the Air Force as a separate branch. Here's a look back at the aircraft of those seven decades.

Krim

Krim

Deutsches Kreuz in Silber 1941

Deutsches Kreuz in Silber 1941

(6) German Wound Badge in Silver I Type 1939. This one has a noticeably smaller swastika and is made of brass/tombac, and having lost most of its finish. An old veteran.

(6) German Wound Badge in Silver I Type 1939. This one has a noticeably smaller swastika and is made of brass/tombac, and having lost most of its finish. An old veteran.

General assault badge

General Assault Badge maker GWL.

General Assault Badge maker GWL.

Verwundetenabzeichen 20. Juli 1944 in Gold

Verwundetenabzeichen 20. Juli 1944 in Gold

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Tunisia Parachutist wing

Tunisia Parachutist wing