I found some original items that I was pleased to add to the collection for US Navy displays for colder weather. I would love to do some onboard ship reenacting at some point. Advertisements

  The iconic boots of the 2nd Raider battalion during WWII was the logger type boots made by the Theodore Bergmann of the Theodore Bergmann Shoe Manufacturing Company. These boots used the slogan “The most powerful shoe in America.”. These boots were thick soled, heavy leather logging boots that did very well at stomping through […]

One of the earliest forms of Special Operations Forces in the United States military was indeed that of the U.S. Marine Corps’ elite Raider Battalions. The concept of a raiding force behind enemy lines seems to be a natural choice for the US Marines, as they specialize in amphibious assaults. The pinnacle of the Raiders’ […]

504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Sicily, July 1943 The History behind the uniform The 504th parachute Infantry Regiment is a very storied Parachute Infantry unit during the Second World War. Each Regiment at times was a very iconic and individual looking rag tag group of battle hardened men. The 2nd Battalion was no exception to this. […]

The 29th Ranger Infantry BattalionĀ  December 1942 – October 1943 The Ranger name conjures up images of cliff assaults and daring behind the lines commando action during World War Two. The Ranger lore lives on, with many stories to choose from – Darby’s 1st Ranger Battalion tragic Italian battle at Cisterna, or Mucci’s 6th Rangers […]

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Beginnings During WWII the U.S. Army mounted the largest battle it has ever fought. Against three major countries, in nearly every part of the world. Because the U.S. Army was so completely unprepared for the war, many ideas and techniques were created simply from scratch. From the idea of Parachute troops to large multi-Divisional scale […]