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Published: 5/27/2012 - Updated: 2 years ago


Collect Call: WWII Military Items

Mike McMahon has a vast military collection in the third floor of his Old West End home. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW

Mike McMahon's father, Edmond T. McMahon was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. His experiences helped inspire Mr. McMahon to immerse himself in military history. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike McMahon's father, Edmond T. McMahon was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War ...
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Mary K. Hickey, Mike McMahon's aunt, is pictured in the U.S. Army Air Corps flight nurse uniform she wore in 1944. She also provided inspiration for Mr. McMahon. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mary K. Hickey, Mike McMahon's aunt, is pictured in the U.S. Army Air Corps flight nurse uniform she wore ...
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Mr. McMahon's vast collection includes the three Marine Corps uniforms in the center: combat, dress blue, and green service. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon's vast collection includes the three Marine Corps uniforms in the center: combat, dress blue, and green service.
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A Japanese sergeant's uniform circa World War II. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Japanese sergeant's uniform circa World War II.
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An original copy of the Toledo Blade printed at the end of World War II is part of Mr. McMahon's collection in his Old West End home. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An original copy of the Toledo Blade printed at the end of World War II is part of Mr. McMahon's ...
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Mr. McMahon's mini-museum is vast and well-organized. It includes cavalry uniforms seen in the rear of this photo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon's mini-museum is vast and well-organized. It includes cavalry uniforms seen in the rear of this photo.
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Mr. McMahon in the midst of his collection. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon in the midst of his collection.
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A World War II Royal Canadian Air Force pilot uniform, left, and a Royal Canadian chaplain uniform. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A World War II Royal Canadian Air Force pilot uniform, left, and a Royal Canadian chaplain uniform.
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Mr. McMahon includes items from Britain in his collection. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon includes items from Britain in his collection.
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Mr. McMahon recently dressed up in a 1944 Irish Guards uniform and his giflriend wore his aunt's flight nurse uniform. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon recently dressed up in a 1944 Irish Guards uniform and his giflriend wore his aunt's flight nurse uniform.
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Paratrooper uniforms. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Paratrooper uniforms.
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A U.S. naval aviator uniform. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A U.S. naval aviator uniform.
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Many detailed items are included in the collection and they flesh out its historical accuracy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Many detailed items are included in the collection and they flesh out its historical accuracy.
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A U.S. Marine Corps uniform with a picture of Bill Plant, Ms. Plant's father. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A U.S. Marine Corps uniform with a picture of Bill Plant, Ms. Plant's father.
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Mr. McMahon's mini museum isn't devoted to just World War II and it includes a dress helmet from the U.S. Army cavalry, circa 1881. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mr. McMahon's mini museum isn't devoted to just World War II and it includes a dress helmet from the U....
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