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Hey Fellas here is my latest Figure/s...YEAH,YEAH...nothing fancy....No Weapons...Now what the heck is wrong with me???

OK now...I had this in mind forever....and DID,did me a favor in realeasing M42`s and Class A´s in one package.....
Here is a little History class:

The 555th PIR, was activated as a result of a recommendation made in December 1942 by the Advisory Committee on ***** Troop Policies, chaired by the Assistant Secretary of War, John J. McCloy. In approving the committee's recommendation for a black parachute battalion, Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall decided to start with a company, and on February 25, 1943 the 555th Parachute Infantry Company was constituted.

On December 19, 1943, Headquarters, Army Ground Forces, authorized the activation of the company as an all-black unit with black officers as well as black enlisted men. All unit members were to be volunteers, with an enlisted cadre to be selected from personnel of the 92d Infantry Division at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

The company was officially activated on December 30, 1943 at Fort Benning, Georgia. After several months of training, the unit moved to Camp Mackall, North Carolina, where it was reorganized and redesignated on November 25, 1944 as Company A of the newly-activated 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion.

The battalion did not serve overseas during World War II. However, in May 1945 it was sent to the west coast of the United States to combat forest fires ignited by Japanese balloons carrying incendiary bombs. Although this potentially serious threat did not materialize, the 555th fought numerous other forest fires. Stationed at Pendleton Field, Oregon, with a detachment in Chico, California, unit members courageously participated in dangerous fire-fighting missions throughout the Pacific Northwest during the summer and fall of 1945, earning the nickname "Smoke Jumpers" in addition to "Triple Nickles." The only fatality in the unit died while jumping on August 6, 1945.

Soon after returning to Camp Mackall in October 1945, the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, its home for the next two years. During this period the unit was attached to the elite 82d Airborne Division. When the battalion was inactivated on December 15, 1947, most of its personnel were reassigned to the division's organic 3d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment.


OK,OK....enough BLA BLA BLA

Here goes the Figures:

 

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Hiya, Danny!

Great looking figures! And thanx for the background history on them... they might not have jumped into combat but they definately did do their part for victory. I've read some history about the smoke jumpers and those guys truly had "moxie". Great work and thanx for sharing!

Russ
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I actually wish there were even more nice dress uniforms out there that you could touch off with a nice holster and pistol or something along those lines. Really like the uniforms from DiD. Another nice dress uniform comes on the Bob Miller Custom Craft. Great work on these.
 

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Man, I need to drink some Ensure. Plum forgot about that one Danny, goes great with your uniformed guys.
 
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