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Postcards from the Patton
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 08:48 AM UTC
The COLLINGS FOUNDATION
New home to the Jacques Littlefield Armor Collection:



Website at:

http://www.collingsfoundation.org/menu.htm


A part of the Foundation's extensive collection.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 09:04 AM UTC
Jacques Littlefield was always a good friend to the Patton Museum. We are all grateful that his fine armor collection has found a good home.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 05:34 PM UTC
More images from the Combined Arms Event at Ft. Knox:






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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 07:27 AM UTC
Dean Smith and his son Kyle with R. Lee:

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00 AM UTC
James "Goody" Goodall doing his impression of Gen. George S. Patton at a Collings Foundation Fly-in at Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, KY.



(Mike Koenig Photo and YES, some of you might notice, I photoshopped a bra in on the "Dragon's Tail" nose art for this posting.)
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James "Goody" Goodall; Patton Volunteer and Daryl "Scotty" McCutchen: Commander, 165th Signal Photo Reenactor Company at a Collings Foundation Fly-in, Bluegrass Airport in Lexington, KY.



(Both photos Mike Koenig; 165th Signal Photo Reenactor Company & Patton Volunteer)
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 01:37 AM UTC
I arranged for Goody to be driven out to the flight line when the B-17 landed, he boarded the plane and it taxied in to the Aviation Museum where Scotty and I "covered" the arrival of the General as WWII 165th SPC photographers. The real press loved it and a photo of all three of us appeared in the local newspaper that evening.
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 02:12 AM UTC


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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 02:18 AM UTC

Patton Hetzer in its' original Swiss garb as it first came to the Museum. Duane Kluge Commanding
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The first appearance of the 165th Signal Photo Reenactor Company display at the Patton Museum in 2001.

Camera exhibit is all working WWII era still, movie and aerial cameras.
Top photo: Captain Daryl McCutchen
Lower photo: Tech Sgt. Mike Koenig

A little background on some of our members:
Daryl was an Army Combat Photographer and Recon Tech in Vietnam. Mike has over 18 years as a professional photographer and darkroom tech.
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC
By the following year our joint collection had grown considerably:



We by now had two wall tents, two fly tents, a number of uniform displays, an mobile office, period cots, an Officer's Mess and, oh yeah, MORE cameras!
That is Andy Rowden giving a presentation to some Patton Museum visitors! Andy was our newest member and then Director of the Scottsburg, IN. Heritage Center & Musuem and well as Director of the Scottsburg Library System.
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 12:36 AM UTC
Created back in 2001 from a photo Bob Decker took at a Patton event but still very timely this December!



Happy Holidays All!
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 04:19 PM UTC
A part of the collection from the 165th SPC:

35mm, Medium and Large format still cameras, 16mm and 35mm movie cameras and a number of 6 inch and 8 inch aerial recon cameras.



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Custom built and stenciled crates by Daryl McCutchen:



Interesting story; At one of our reenactment events in the Chicago area we were lucky to meet a retired photographer who served in the 167th, Joseph Karr. His very first words to us were "you reenact what I did!" One thing we asked him was about our crates. He told us we were spot on with these. He said when his unit was told that they were shipping out for Europe they were ordered to go to the base carpentry shop and to build their own crates for shipping the photographic equipment to England. Hence no two crates were built the same and all were stenciled differently!

When it came time to move on to France the earlier stencils were marked out, the crates were resealed and then marked for forwarding.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 02:57 PM UTC

The photo that ran in the Lexington newspaper after our "event" with the B-17.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 04:00 PM UTC
BEAUTIFUL new 90 second promotional video from The Yankee Airforce:



View it at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI&feature=youtu.be
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 02:59 AM UTC
Another shot of the Great War exhibit at the Patton Museum created by Henry Penn:

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 05:05 AM UTC
Run test of the Jagdpanzer IV prior to a reenactment weekend:


Two important and necessary safety devices for live operation: Fire extinguisher and coffee!


Russell Stansbury ground guide, John Blossom in the distance.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 05:15 AM UTC
Durning the event:
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:52 AM UTC
Thanks for posting all of these wonderful photos! For myself, I'm getting some real inspiration. I really like the line-up of Stuarts a few pages back.
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 12:53 PM UTC
Engine pull on the Jagdpanzer IV:




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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 01:04 PM UTC
Checking the lateral steering brakes during a test operation: Russell Stansbury, John Blossom and Stick Decker.
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 01:06 PM UTC
what's the history of that JgdPZ , if you know?
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Posted: Saturday, January 04, 2014 - 01:09 PM UTC
You might try the "Armor for the Ages" website, I am afraid I don't know.