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1914/1918
W.W.I.

A.E.F.
MILITARYWATCHBOX


WITH

TONS OF AWESOME HISTORY
AND
MEMORABILIA


FROM THE LIFE & MILITARY TIMES OF
SGT A.R. "AL" SHEAMORE
OF THE
145th Infantry Regiment

1917 - 1921
1918
FRANCE

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35.00
BOXED
INSURED USA  WITH SIGNATURE

OR
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LASER AND PIN POINT USED TO BRING OUT THE INFO
ABOVE IS FROM THE SOFTWARE WHICH SHOWS ONLY THE ORIGINAL
NOTE CAMP LEE VIRGINIA AND 145TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
YEARS 1917/1918. WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IS IN THE HISTORY
OF THE 145TH INFANTRY REGIMENT WORLD WAR ONE

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A R. "AL" SHEAMORE
145TH INFANTRY
1917
CAMP LEE VIRGINIA FINAL TRAINING
OVERSEAS TRANSORT
1918-1919
DEJON FRANCE

The 145TH was the old 5th Ohio Infantry. Colonel Charles X. Zimmerman, commanding officer since 1899 was replaced in 1917 by Colonel A. W. Davis, who commanded the Regiment for a few months until he was succeeded later in the same year (1917) by Colonel S. B. Stanbery. Colonel Stanbery was in turn followed in 1918 by Colonel Frank C. Gerlach.

The 145th trained at Camp Sheridan, five miles outside Montgomery, Alabama until May 1918. The Regiment was then moved to a staging area at Camp Lee, Virginia, and later to the Hoboken (New Jersey) Port of Embarkation. It sailed on its first oversees duty June 8, 1918, destined for action in France and Belgium, and additional service in Germany. B. Lorraine Operations (Baccarat)

The 145th Infantry arrived at Brest, France, on June 22, 1918. The American Expeditionary Force in France at this time was engaged in training and construction work, with some units holding a quiet sector near Balfert, not far from the French-Swiss Frontier. The 145th Infantry moved promptly to the Bourmont Area (Haute Marne Department), east of Paris, where it engaged in intensive training for about a month.

On July 22, 1918 it was ordered with the 37th Division to the Baccarat Sector, in the Vosges Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Nancy. There it was attached to the French VI Corps, French Eighteenth Army. The 145th Infantry first entered the front line trenches on August 4, 1918, in the Baccarat Sector. The fighting for the most part consisted of raids and patrol work. This tour of duty lasted about six weeks, and came to an end on September 16. C. Meuse-Argonne Offensive Upon relief from the Baccarat Sector, the 145th Infantry, with the rest of the 37th Division, moved to the U.S. First Army area, taking station at Recicourt (Meuse Department), westward from its previous station, on September 21, 1918. It was now attached to the U.S. V Army Corps. More than four years of bloody and terrible fighting over Belgium and northeastern France had resulted in a deadlock between Germany and the Allied Nations.

On September 26 the last great Allied offensive of the war began in the Meuse- Argonne Forest area. It was this attack that started the Germans on their final retreat leading to collapse. On September 23 the 37th Division relieved the 79th Division in the Avocourt Sector. The 145th Infantry was initially in the 37th Division reserve in the Montfaucon-Avocourt area. When the Meuse-Argonne Offensive started the regiment moved into the front line. In this battle the 145th Infantry distinguished itself in the capture of Montfaucon, an action so heroic that it has been commemorated in the Regimental Coat of Arms by a falcon, representing the town which bears the name Falcon Mountain, or Montfaucon.

Following the Monfaucon action the 145th Infantry was relieved on October 1, 1918, returning to the vicinity of Recicourt (Meuse Department), where it remained for two days. On October 3 the Regiment moved to the U.S. Second Army Area and was attached to the U.S. IV Corps. On October 7 it relieved an infantry regiment of the 89th Division in the Pannes Sector, and remained in the front line for ten days, until relieved by a regiment of the 28th Division on October 16, 1918. D. Ypres-Lys Far to the northwest, near the English Channel, a new allied offensive was in progress.

The Regiment moved on October 18 to the Ypres Area, in western Belgium, arriving on October 21. In this sector the regiment participated in two major attacks. With the 37th Division it was attached to the Army Of France in Belgium, being assigned to the French XXX Corps on October 28. The 145th served with this French Corps until November 7 when it was assigned to the French XXXIV Corps. Here it took part in the Ypres-Lys offensive.

It made the historic crossing of the Escault-Scheldt River which is symbolized in Regimental insignia by the wavy blue line representing the river. The 37th and the 91st were the only American Divisions to fight in Belgium, and the 145th Infantry once more distinguished itself in this action.

With the Armistice on November 11, 1918, a selected group form the Regiment made a formal entry into Brussels, capitol city of Belgium. While there King Albert of Belgium sent a barrel of whiskey to the Regiment as a token of friendship. This was followed by a formal entry inot Aix-la-Chapell, or Aachen, Germany, where the 145h Infantry first set foot on German soil. The Regiment upon being relieved by other units, hiked back to France. Further training was combined with preparations for the journey back to the United States. In late March, 1919, the Regiment sailed from France for America.

It had completed nine months of overseas service and earned three battle streamers for participation in three major operations, Lorraine, Mouse-Argonne, and Ypres-Lys.

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THE POST CARD IS THE OPOSITE SIDE ON THE PICTURE OF AL. WHICH CAN BE REMOVED
NOTE DEJON IS PART OF THIS FRENCH MAP. THIS IS NOT A PHOTO COPY MAP. IT IS ORIGINAL

 

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Dijon Air Base (French: Base aérienne 102 Dijon, IATA: DIJ, ICAO: LFSD) is a Front-line French Air Force (French: Armée de l'Air air base. The base is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) east-southeast of Longvic; about 165 miles (266 km) southeast of Paris is one of the oldest of the Armée de l'Air, being established in 1914, having origins beginning in September 1910 as a civil airdrome.Through both 20th Century World Wars, the Cold War, and numerous crisis.Dijon Air Base is one of the oldest of the Armée de l'Air, being established in 1914, Units from the base fought in World War I

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In February 1918, Patton established the AEF's Light Tank School at Bourg, located five miles from Langres on the road to Dijon. Lacking tanks at the outset, Patton and his men were forced to make do with plywood mockups complete with a turret armed with a Hotchkiss 8mm machine gun. the entire contraption was mounted on a rocking device used to simulate movement over rough terrain while a trainee fired at a fixed target. It wasn't until March 23 that the unit received its first shipment of ten 7.4-ton Renault light tanks, with another fifteen following in May.

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The largest American advance supply depot was near Dijon. Formerly a great marsh, the tracks and warehouses were built by the A.E.F. Advance Supply Depot No. 1, Is-sur-Tille, 1918/19 . There was also a U.S. Motor Overhaul Park near Dijon. Small dots are motor cars and trucks in repair, Motor Overhaul Park, Dijon, February 12, 1919.

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General Pershing (second from left) decorates
Brigadier General MacArthur (third from left)
with the Distinguished Service Cross.

Biscuit dough was rolled and biscuits punched and baked then packed for shipment at Dijon, France. On 9 December, the AEF 11th units began an eight-day march to rejoin the 6th Division near Dijon, where it remained for five months before reporting to Brest to begin the journey home. The men’s feelings of depression and homesickness were changed to pride on 10 April, 1919, when General Pershing personally decorated the 11th’s colors and pinned Distinguished Service Crosses on several men of the regiment.

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PURE WOOL LEATHER STRAPS SHOW USE. THESE AR NOT STANDARD WWI MILITARY BUT
WERE UTILIZED BY OFFICERS AND BY NON COMS IN DRESS UNIFORM

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THE MAP IN THIS BOX WAS CREATED 1913. IT WAS USED IN 1914 THROUGH 1918 BY
THE NON COM WHO OWNED THE TELESCOPE/SNIPER SCOPE, SPATS, MAP , GERMAN KNIFE,
THE PICTURE OF FRENCH SOLDIERS [NOT A COPY] AND THE WATCH. WE HAVE A BOX FULL OF ITEMS

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SEE "DIJON" ABOVE UNDER SPATS TO RIGHT

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NOTE THE DETAIL ABOVE
THEN LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE WORD "DIJON"
ABOVE WITH  SPATS AND THE ABOVE CAMERA ENLARGED

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HAMILTON MAP GUAGE USED IN WWI AND WWII

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THIS WATCH IS A PIN LEVER INGRAHAM OWNED BY "AL"
IT WAS A VERY POPULAR BRAND FOR THE COMMON MAN
AND FOR ENLISTED SOLDIERS IN WRISTS AND POCKETS
BUT IT WAS WWI THAT WOULD LAUNCH THE INGRAHAM
IN THE 1920'S/1930'S BY THE LITERAL MILLIONS

 

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THIS WATCH STRAP IS AMAZING. IN WONDERFUL CONDITION
THE ONLY PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE TO SNAP IT ION
THE BUCKLE IS TWO PARTS RATHER THAN ONE
ITS SIMPLE TO SIZE AND ATTACH

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE GERMAN SOLINGEN
"ARNEX HORSES AT WORK"
NOTE THE PLOW AND CARRIAGE
IMAGES CARVINGS
DISCOVERED IN THE BOX WITH AL'S BELONGINGS
NOT A SE ASIA REMAKE
BLADES WERE USED
BUT THEY ARENOW IN PRIME CONDITION
RE-SHARPENED AS FROM THE FACTORY
NO NOTICABLE SHRINKAGE OR SIZE ALTERATION
JUST PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED
[THE BLADES]
ORIGINAL SOLINGEN AND ARNEX SIGNATURES
WERE NOT TOUCHED, ONLY THE BLADE ESDGES
THEN POLISHED TO ORIGINAL 1ST DAY COND

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THE United States Army Ordnance Corps is a Sustainment branch of the United States Army, headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia. SINCE THE ACIVIL WAR,  The broad mission of the Ordnance Corps is to supply Army combat units with weapons and ammunition, including at times their procurement and maintenance. Along with the Quartermaster and Transportation Corps, it forms a critical component of the U.S. Army logistics system. The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps mission is to support the development, production, acquisition, and sustainment of weapon systems, ammunition, missiles, electronics, TIMERS AND OTHER LIKE EQIPMENT,  and ground mobility material during peace and war to provide combat power to the U.S. Arm

World War I

At the start of World War I, the Ordnance Department was "charged with supplying the Army with arms, equipment, and ammunition … establishing and maintaining arsenals and depots for the manufacture, repair, and safe-keeping of ordnance, and provide horse equipments and field outfits for Soldiers, such as canteens, tin cups, knives, forks, and spoons". The Ordnance Department mobilized the United States industrial base, jointly developed weapons with European allies, and established overseas supply depots [ONE IN DIJON FRANCE]  and Ordnance training facilities. In 1919, testing was moved from Sandy Hook Proving Ground to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

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First Army organized, August 10, 1918, implementing General Order 12, Headquarters AEF, July 24, 1918. 1st division was the most experienced of 9 divisions. The 1st would participate in the Battle of Cantigny- 28-31 May 1918- The first American battle and offensive of 1ST DIVISION included spotters for artillery. On the date, Sgt James Hartwood of Chicago had in his possession a MARLBOROW SPLIT   SECOND CHRONOGRAPH TIMER. This timer was marked front and rear as belonging to the united states and the ordinence dept.It is/was the most advanced and costly timer with rotation counter and two rotating hands. It had a button stop side case and another in the crown. At approximately 4pm on that first day, Sgt Hartwood had stood to take a time count and then placed the timer in his left top pocket, as he turned to jump into a trench a shell hit and nocked him 10 feet from where he was before. Dazed on the ground when a medic appeared and severalo men lifted Hartwood to get him to the hospital tent.

6 days after the near death experience he awoke to dicover he had sustained minor injuries. That the physical shock to his brain was what worried the doctors. And, the doctor pulled somthing from a box. It was small and looked like a opicket watch. the front was tore up. The back buolging from pressure of what was left of the movement. It was the timer. He had received a piece of steel fragment goig so fast it deastroted the frome bezsel, dial, had been stopped by the movement. Had this not occurred he would be dead. His heart would have cesed to be.14 days in the tent infirmary he was back with the 1st. He was supplied with a new timer and he forgot about it. Then, several weeks later, the doctorhad told the story and it was every where.. normally one cannot keep an item belonging to Uncle Sam. But one evening his Captain called him over and presented him with the timer. it had a dial hands and a case abnd case back. the movement was gne, the case back restored and a glass was placed ove the dial. The timer was so damaged he convinced the upper officers. This timer is that timer. I could place a movement in it but decised to keep as it was sent to me.

 

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HANDS SHOWING PLUS COUNTER

GALLET SPLIT SECONDS CHRONO

Gallet is the world’s oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466. The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by Julien Gallet (1806–1849) in 1826, who moved the family business from Geneva to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Prior to this date, operations commenced under the name of each of the family patriarchs. Gallet is best known during the 20th century to the present day for its line of MultiChron chronograph wristwatches. Produced primarily for military, industrial, and other professional applications, Gallet’s MultiChron watches often incorporated a number of advanced timekeeping innovations.

A Gallet timepiece of particular renown was the Flight Officer time zone chronograph. Commissioned by Senator Harry S. Truman in 1939 for pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, the Flight Officer (a.k.a. Flying Officer) had a rotating 12 hour bezel and the names of 48 major world cities printed on the periphery of the dial (face). These features made it possible to calculate changes in the time as an aviator flew across lines of longitude. Besides being the first time zone calculating wristwatch, the Flight Officer was one of the world’s first wrist chronographs to be housed in a water resistant case. Truman wore a Gallet Flight Officer during his terms as 33rd president (1945–1953). Léon Gallet set his sights on the rest of the world markets. In 1864, Léon's brother, Lucien Gallet (1834–1879), established the company's first US location in Chicago with a New York City office following soon after. Together with Jules Racine, a cousin of the Gallet brothers living in the US, the company began its expansion into the American market.

When the worldwide economic downturn of the 1930’s caused international trade to plunge by as much as two-thirds, it suddenly became unprofitable for the Gallet Company to continue production of many of its recently established brands.
Gallet chose instead, to consolidate its efforts back into its primary area of expertise, that of the manufacture of high quality professional-use timepieces. Under the family name, the Gallet Company continued to flourish by providing hand-held timers and chronograph wristwatches to allied military and industrial clients during the years leading up to and through World War II.  A wartime Gallet timepiece of particular renown was the Flight Officer time-zone chronograph (1939 - present). Commissioned by Senator Harry S. Truman’s senatorial staff in 1939 for the United States Army Air Force, this wristwatch made it possible to calculate changes in the time as a pilot flew across lines of longitude

FURTHER, GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH HIS NEPHEW
JULES RACINE. JULE'S UNCLE TURNED THE NAME AROUND :
ENICAR WATCH CO

1864 - Léon Gallet's brother Lucien Gallet establishes the company's first US location in Chicago, with a New York City office following soon after Together with Jules Racine, a cousin of the Gallet brothers living in the US, the company expands its distribution to the American market.

GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH EXCELSIER PARK;

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 Jeanneret and Fils created Usine du Parc, by 1890 the company is called Alb and  produces anchor watches from 13 to 24 lines, calendar watches and chronographs under the trademarks Colombe and Diana.In 1894 the factory is renamed Jeanneret Frères and produces chronographs. On March 21th 1891 a sport stopwatch called “Excelsior” is patented by Alb. Jeanneret et Frères, it has a movement side bridge in the shape of J; which l becomes a trademark for Excelsior Park

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 By 1902, the company is named of Jeanneret-Brehm and Co and sells s stopwatches under the Excelsior trademark.

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In 1911 Jeaneret -Brehm & Co, along with Gallet, introduce two button (Crown Push and Side Pusher) and Henri Jeanneret-Brehm, a member of the esteemed Jeanneret family of St. Imier watchmakers, purchases the Magnenat-Lecoultre factory with financial assistance from the Gallet company.

By 1918, The Jeanneret-Brehm company becomes Excelsior Park and offers stopwatches and   chronographs .

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1918 – Jeanneret-Brehm begins manufacturing under the company name Excelsior Park. Deriving the name from Jenneret-Brehm’s previously registered “Excelsior” trademark, the English variation of the French word for “park” is utilized at the prompting of Gallet to support the collaborative efforts of the two companies in their marketing focus on the American consumer. Beginning in the 1920's, Excelsior Park concentrates exclusively on the stopwatches and chronographs. In 1921 a patent concerning a bolt, independent of the push-piece crown for starting timing, allowing the stopping of the hand, is filed. On  May 24th, 1922, Excelsior Park patents a small housing inside a movement to place spare parts. That will become also a kind of trademark, making possible instantaneously to recognize an Excelsior Park movement.

 

 

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DURING WWI, MANY SOLDIERS
UTILIZED TELESCOPES LIKE THE
ONE THAT BELONGED TO AL

BY ADAPTING TO FIT RIFLES.
THE ONE IN THIS WWI MWB
A FEW LENSES ARE MISSING
BUT AS A GENUINE RARE PIECE
THAT BELONGED TO AL! MAN!

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