Another Christmas card highlight: This is how we chose to present our creative team in our ad agency’s Chirstmas card 2012. A brilliant example of what can happen if the boss (me) has an alternative hobby. My employees were all very enthusiastic though and adapted 100% to thier roles as members of an airborne divison.
Just wanted to share this photo with you guys. It’s the output of a photo session, we held in November 2012. We used the photo for our advertising agency’s Christmas card, that was sent out to all our clients during December.
The story of the photo is that 2 new recruits (2 new employees that joined our team in December) have arrived to the front line to assist our small, creative team. For several months we had been far too busy work-wise, and backup was urgently needed. That is what we were trying to show and tell in a slightly alternative way.
The location was an old barn far out in country in Southern Jutland, Denmark. It was freezing cold, but we kept warm on hot coffee, plenty of cigarettes and Jack D. The cold got you to think about the poor men, that basically were dressed like us back in Normandy. They must have had a hell of a time.
The uniforms are mostly repros, but the weapons and different pieces of equipment are the real thing from my collection.
Hope you like it?
A premium, highly documented 101st Airborne Division Grouping. All items of the grouping are museum quality and belonged til Airborne Infantry Commander of the 327th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment), Captain Alfred J. Regenburg, who passed away 5 March, 2001.
Regenburg received his Purple Heart for being slightly wounded in action on 22 September, 1944 in Holland and a Bronze Star for his heroic actions against the German enemy in Marvie, Belgium, 21 December, 1944 (for further details check out the official citation pictured on this page).
Update September, 2012: Further research on Alfred J. Regenburg is currently being carried out with help from the great guys of the Trigger Time forum and Petra Pulles.
The grouping consists of:
– Regenburg’s Purple Heart Medal (Army Type III, 1943-45) in its original case
– Regenburg’s Silver Star Medal (with stamped serial number 76219) in its original case (ongoing research on this item)
– Regenburg’s Bronze Star Medal in its original case
– Regenburg’s dog tag
– Regenburg’s Invasion Gauze Arm Flag (great, used condition)
– Regenburg’s Silver Captain rank
– Regenburg’s side caps in mint condition and early Officer’s glider patch
– More than 200 pages of documents and personnel records!
I bought this grouping in USA from a US Army Colonel, who has been a collector of Airborne militaria for many years. All items are guaranteed to be original.
Open to offers
The more I learn about Alfred J. Regenburg, the more I appreciate this great grouping. However, I am always open to serious offers. I will ship to most of the world with full insurance. If you are interested, please send your best offer to me via e-mail (email@example.com), and I will get back to you shortly. Paypal payment only (buyer pays the Paypal fee).
Esconido – Alfred James Regenburg, 85, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at VA Medical Center in San Diego. Born May 20, 1915, in Palatine, Ill., he lived in Escondido for 32 years. He worked as a vice president of Beneficial Insurance Group for 25 years. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1946. Mr. Regenburg was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth A. Regenburg on Dec. 12, 1989. He is survived by daughters and son-in-law Catherine Simons of Costa Mesa, and Lynn R. and David L. Tagge of Escondido; sister Ruth Anderson of Elgin, Ill.; and grandson Christopher D. Tagge of San Carlos.
A nice and rare Enger-Kress 1944 Airborne Officer’s Shoulder Pistol Holster for the Colt .45. Named to highly decorated Airborne Infantry Commander of the 327th GIR, Alfred J. Regenburg. The holster is in excellent condition with a great, used look to it.
A scarce and very rare Airborne escape and evasion map pouch, that could have been used for operations like Market Garden and Varsity. The pouch contains silk escape maps C & D of Europe, the original escape compass (very rare, because it almost always got lost) and a few German money notes. Both the pouch and the contents are in totally mint condition. This is a true museum quality item!
Amazing and unique WW2 scrapbook. The book covers a the veteran, Private Lewis Roland Blaney’s induction into the army and into the 95th Infantry Divison. Mr. Blaney landed with Patton’s Army on Normandy June 7th, 1944 (D-Day Plus 1) and served in Europe until March 1945. The book also covers this period.
A map is included where the veteran has traced his route through Europe. A lot of different items are in this book, including several photographs, newspapers, patches, army forms from General Patton and General Bradley, a small German Nazi flag, a Safe Conduct pass from General Eisenhower, a Special Orders pamphlet from Bradley on American-German Relations and much, much more.
The state of the scrapbook is fragile. The back and cover is torn and many pages are torn and loose. Nevertheless, this is a truly magnificent piece of personal war history.
For sale: €300 / $395 + shipping (please ask for shipping costs)
Paypal accepted. If you are interested, please send me a e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org