Amazing display of WW2 rations

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by donaldjcheek » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:04 am

That's no collection... That's a museum!

Wow. What can I say? Just, wow!
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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by kration » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:02 pm

Thank You Olli for posting my WW2 Ration collection on this great Forum, and many thanks to all the members and their kind comments..

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by Ruleryak » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:22 pm

kration wrote:Thank You Olli for posting my WW2 Ration collection on this great Forum, and many thanks to all the members and their kind comments..

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It really is an amazing collection! I had a question if you've got a moment some time - I was wondering what the MODERN FOODS INC box that has two Assault Rations sitting on top of it is. Also, have you ever come across the outer box for a case of Assault Rations? I'm just curious what it looks like. Thanks!

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by kration » Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:49 am

Hello Ruleryak,

That Modern Foods carton is actually the master carton that the Assault Rations came in.. Unfortunately it's missing the outer sliding sleeve. Those Assault rations do come up on Ebay every once in a while but there are two versions.. Korea 50-53 dated and post Korea 1954-55... If forum members would be interested I'll post pics of those and the carton showing the differences when I get a chance along with Korean War Rations

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by rationtin440 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:39 am

Yes kration, very well-done display! I'm curious about one thing; I recall reading about certain rations in WW2 that were sealed carefully to protect them from poison gas and my question is do you know if all of these rations in your display had some means of protection other than keeping them covered? Chemical warfare was still a relatively new and terrifying possibility especially as the Axis powers got more desperate. Just curious what info you might have on how they planned on protecting the rations, thanks.

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by Oldsmokey » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:07 pm

I just came upon these pics and wow. Most of that stuff was in amazing condition. The guy has a small fortune in those pics. I know the post is old but new to me. Great to look back on your heart find pics Olie.
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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by DangerousDave » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:06 pm

They found most of these in the underground bunkers at Cooke barracks-Goeppingen. Southern German mountain air-strip during WW2. I was stationed there. 4/16th Infantry. The underground bunkers/storage facility was top secret. The authorities claimed it was a natural gas outlet, and was off limits, except our motorpool for mechanized Infantry M113 battalion was on top it. There was always some German citizen on a bicycle that was allowed into the kaserne, and was doing something down in the cave beneath the motorpool. Nobody asked questions. 8)
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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by kration » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:24 am

The Rations shown in this thread are from my collection and were posted by my Friend and fellow Forum member "Housil" .... I decided to set up a little display for him during one of his visits to the USA. They were collected over a period of 30+ years and while some did come out of Europe most were found here in the USA.

Over the years I have heard the same stories about hidden German supply depots existing on different U.S. Army Posts in Europe and rank those stories right up there with Bigfoot, the buried Nazi Gold Train , the buried Spitfires in Burma and so on.. almost every U.S. Army Post in Europe has one of those stories.

I was Stationed in Baumholder and the hidden depot was supposed to be under the Parade Field along with a secret motor pool.. ya right.. the story is always the same but with a different location and of course there was always a reason why it was "Off Limits" and couldn't be explored.. gas fumes, booby traps or any of 50 other reasons ha ha.. Dream on..

The one exception.......
about 5-6 years ago a hoard of WW2 U.S. Army Ration type items were indeed found upstairs in a Timber Frame building in Germany.... consisting of mostly crates and cartons containing tins of baking powder, lard and other cooking type stuff but no Combat rations.. I believe there is a link somewhere on this forum of that find.

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Re: Amazing display of WW2 rations

Post by housil » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:03 am

kration wrote:
Over the years I have heard the same stories about hidden German supply depots existing on different U.S. Army Posts in Europe and rank those stories right up there with Bigfoot, the buried Nazi Gold Train , the buried Spitfires in Burma and so on.. almost every U.S. Army Post in Europe has one of those stories.
There is a true story behind this.
We had what was called "stay behind organisations of the NATO".
Their tasks were, once "we" got run over by "the Russian", to start guerrilla attacks. They had hidden depots with weapons and ammo to do so but some of these depots got discovered accidentally by farmers etc.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay-behind

https://youtu.be/MTokZNGXu-g?t=17m57s

kration wrote: The one exception.......
about 5-6 years ago a hoard of WW2 U.S. Army Ration type items were indeed found upstairs in a Timber Frame building in Germany.... consisting of mostly crates and cartons containing tins of baking powder, lard and other cooking type stuff but no Combat rations.. I believe there is a link somewhere on this forum of that find.
I saw this in person, that place is just one hour far. That guy that got them, used them in his "museum" for display but took the whole HP down. "Somebody" obviously complained about his crappy research job too much :mrgreen:

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