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  1. rennog

    Happy Birthday Christoph

    A day to late but nonetheless Happy Birthday from old Luxembourg
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    Happy birthday to...

    :happybirthday:Happy Birthday from luxembourg
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    I'm Famous!!

    Hunting with firearms is not "verboten", laws about hunting are different from country to country, here in Luxembourg it'll you take around a year to get your shooting license because you have to go to courses to learn everything about the fauna, then they test your knowledge and make a shooting test & when you pass you get your license to hunt. With this license you're allowed to buy rifle, to get a rifle you go to an arms dealer there if you found a rifle you fill out governemental form, pay a stamp who cost 17€uros (around 20 $), the dealer will send your inquiry form to the Ministry of Justice. Then you will be checked by the governement and if your criminal record is blank you will get your firearm license wich allows you to carry that rifle from home to the hunting place. Night hunting is verboten, handgun hunting is verboten too I own a license for sports shooting (the procedure to get it is the same) wich allows me to carry my long or short gun's unloaded to the shooting range, and every time you want buy a new gun it's the same procedure you send in your old license pay a stamp(17€) and if you're lucky you'll have your new license after 2 weeks. Here in Europe we have strict gun laws but here in Luxembourg we're still lucky I can buy as much guns I want even fullauto guns, in france for exemple you can't buy a military rifle in the original caliber, for exemple an AR 15 in france you'll get it in 222 not 223. The germans have the strictest gunlaws for exemple as an german you already own a 357 mag revolver and you want another one then you've to explicate them why you are in need of a second 357 mag, the same for another rifle in the same caliber. Like I wrote in my previous post be happy to be an American Thanks for the invitation that would be great, I plan to visit my friend Tom next year he lives in new hampshire, I might make it over to albany, we'll see.
  4. Hey Vero that's the unit where my friend Tom father was in! Watch the video till 01:30 minute you see a house with a jeep in front then compare with my photos it's the same house! A bit later you see a sherman and that is opposite to the railway station in Rodange Luxembourg! Thx Vero for this post, Tom send me the dvd some years ago and it took me quite some time to find the House.
  5. Awesome video it's no wonder that they are called the greatest generation! I got this link trough the NRA yesterday and it fits this post like a glove, this great men still could blow your a.. from 1000 yards away :-) and that with over 80 years! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe...p;v=MQRpAxGVg4M
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    I'm Famous!!

    Be happy to live in the USA Todd over here it's illegal to Hunt with an Arch, I'm definitely born in the wrong country :-(
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    The Wereth 11

    I knew nothing about those men and never heard about this tragedy, I'll visit this memorial in the next future! God bless those men!
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    Happy Birthday to rennog and netherlands

    Thank you Erwin & Bianca
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    Bastogne anniversary 2010

    Great Photos Frank , if I only think about sleeping in those conditions in a hole in the wood, damn what have they endured . I was in Bastogne the 12 December, do to the commemoration I was stuck for half an hour near the McAuliffe place finally I got a parking place near the railroad station, my boy and myself had a great day and I was happy to see that the Belgian are still celebrating their liberators. We saw running tanks, trucks and we could visit the basement where General McAuliffe had his command post. I've shot a lot of photos to, for those who want can watch them here https://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Bastogne12122010# Running Sherman https://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Bastogn...863147594427458 On this photos the reenactors gave candy's to the kids and that reminded me on my dad who told me when I was around 6 or 7 that the Gi's always gave them chocolate and chewing gum Martin
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    No Walk in the Park

    Great link Sgtleo I saw in the nowadays photos that the photographer is Patrick Elie he has an own webside there you can find many more photos and information about D-Day. Here's the link http://www.6juin1944.com/
  11. Dino right from the bar :-) , my father was a great fan of him and I like him very much to, my favortie video is this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m74urGhPVM
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    Happy Birthday to rennog and netherlands

    Thank you very much M1, Vee and Todd that's very kind of you. Martin
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    Quizz portrait

    Great Album with great Photos Vee
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    Normandy D-Day Landing photos

    Great Photos
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    Nickel-plated M1 carbine

    A big hello from Luxembourg, I've been in an small privat museum yesterday, the museum is located in Perlé (lux) www.385bg.com , the museum is dedicated to the men who died in a crash of 2 B17 over Perlé in july 1944 and it live's only from donations etc. . At the end of the visit Roger our guide went to a small room with a display cabinet and in there was a nickel-plated m1 carbine Roger told us that it has been found after the bulge in Eschette (lux), Roger told me that he could not explain why it is nickel-plated and by whom, he said maybe it was Patton's, because Patton was in Eschette Roger said. (Roger is 72 years old and lived in the area that time) So now to my question, do anyone on this board know anything about that the army or airforce issued nickel-plated M1's? If you need more information about the carbine let me know it and I try to get them, I would be very glad if you could help me out with this. Thanks Martin Ps. Link to new album http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Perle38...feat=directlink
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    Nickel-plated M1 carbine

    Thx M1, Vee and Erwin, the link is interesting Vee but the carbine's from Universal Firearms are post War, the nickel-plated carbine on my photo has been found in Eschette (lux) as the battle of the bulge was over, that's what Roger Feller from the museum told me. By the way Roger is Honorary Commander of the 81st Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Airbase! I'll give him a phone call in the next days to get more info's. Maybe an officer could get away with changing the finish on his weapon but not a dogface. It were great to find out more about it! Martin
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    Photos Albums

    Hello all , I opened a new Photos Album at yahoo with photos from commemorations in Luxembourg and photos from Normandy and Belgium, I will add some from Germany in the near future. For those who are interested just click on the links THX. More coming soon Martin Marion's note: Martin has posted the updated links below. I removed the ones which were no longer functioning as to avoid time and confusion. Thanks
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    Photos Albums

    I forgot to add the Photos from Wendell Spies he was in the 552 too! http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Wendell...feat=directlink
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    Photos Albums

    552nd_Ordnance.doc Introduction.doc OURTRA_1.DOC Picture_Index_Brown.doc Picture_Index_Dole.doc Picture_Index_Leo_Feldhake.doc Picture_Index_Spies.doc
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    Photos Albums

    Yes M1 the 552 it even exist a Dvd about them, http://vintagefilmarsenal.com/552nd.html Tom wrote down the story on the Criba site here's the link http://www.criba.be/index.php?option=com_c...83&Itemid=4 Hey you right about the Photo from the Motorpool & your Dad's they looks alike
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    Photo editing... Moose's new toy

    Great Photos Moose
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    Photos Albums

    I added some photos my friend Tom he's from Northwood in New Hampshire, his Father was in Europe during the War. Here his contact info's Thomas Dole (603) 942-5288 91 Rochester Rd, Northwood, NH 03261 http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/Dole?au...feat=directlink http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/HadredL...feat=directlink http://picasaweb.google.com/rennog/LeoFeld...feat=directlink Thanks
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    Are you moviegoer ?

    Well we have a Winner again the Blond from France