WW2 Treasure Hunters – Episode 4 – 82nd Airborne and German POWs

I am pleased to be able to share the finds made on the grounds of Quorn House, temporary home to the 505th PIR of the 82nd Airborne, and then home to a large number of German POWs. These were all recovered during the filming of WW2 Treasure Hunters and are the property of Quorn Parish Council. As soon as they get a suitable area to display them, I will take great pleasure in handing them over! Until then, the finds remain in my custody.

The volume of finds was amazing, especially given the fact that I thought the site may well have been cleared in the years since the end of the war. I had heard tell of detectorists spending hours scouring the site, and tales of lots of relics being recovered. For this reason, we enlisted the help of the Loughborough Coin & Search Society, (LCSS), with around 17 of their members coming along during filming to help find relics. Their contribution was invaluable, with many of the best finds being made by members of LCSS and the top-of-the-range detectors they brought to the site.

We recovered some truly amazing relics from WW2, with evidence of the US, German and British army all being recovered. The dogtags that were recovered were perhaps the most memorable, but other finds like the cut-throat razor handle and the little US army compass adding to the history of the site.

A superb dig at an incredible site! On to the finds….

.55 Boys drill round
Boys .55 drill round
30cal 5 round stripper clip
30cal stripper clip
30cal cartridge cases and stripper clip
Remains of 30cal cartridge cases
30cal cartrtidge cases
Remains of 30cal cartridge cases
50cal cartridge cases
50cal drill round and cartridge case
303 cartridge cases
303 cartridge cases and remains of 303 drill rounds
American dogtag 1
US dogtag
American dogtag 2
US dogtag
American service button
US Button
Beer keg tap
Beer keg tap

Boot polish lid 1Boot polish lid 2

British army general service buttons
General service buttons
Buckles off British kit
Various webbing buckles and strap ends
Cigarette case
Remains of a cigarette case
Cigarette tin lid
Tobacco tin lid
Coins 2
Coins
Coins
Coins
Cut throat razor
Cut-throat razor handle
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Padlock, lighter and lipstick
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WD ID disc
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Brylcream, buckle, spoon and cigarette case
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Spoons
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Toiletries
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Buckles
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Pull through rod, cartridge cases and 45 cal bullet
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Cigarette case
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Brasso
Fountain pen
Fountain pen
Front off an alarm clock (modern)
Clock face
German Kriegsmarine and army issue buttons
German army and Kriegsmarine buttons
German pfennig back
Deutches Reich pfennig
German pfennig front
Deutches Reich pfennig
Greman dogtag 1
German dogtag
Greman dogtag 2
German dogtag
Greman dogtag 3
German dogtag
Greman dogtag 4
German dogtag
Greman dogtag 5
German dogtag
Greman dogtag 6
German dogtag
ID tag
ID tag
Kit bag lock toiletry tube and 37mm cartridge case
Kit bag lock, Ribbon dental cream tube and 37mm shell case
Kriegsmarine button back
Back of one of the Kriegsmarine buttons

Kriegsmarine cap badge

Lee-Enfi8eld oil bottle
Lee-Enfield oil bottle
Lee-Enfield oil bottle 2
Lee-Enfield oil bottle
Leicestershire regiment button
Leicestershire regiment button
Leicestershire regiment cap badge
Leicestershire regiment cap badge
Lighters
Remains of cigarette lighters
Northamptonshire regiment button and cap badge
Northamptonshire regiment button and cap badge
Penknife
Pen knife
Plaster tin
First aid tin lid
Pocket watch
Pocket watch
Ring
Finger ring
Royal Armoured Corps button
Royal Armoured Corps button
Royal Pioneer corps cap badge
Royal Pioneer Corps cap badge
Service issue cutlery 2
Cutlery
Service issue cutlery
Cutlery
Stencil for umber 0
Stencil for 0
Tea ration tin
Tea ration tin
Toiletry tubes
Toiletry tubes
US army collar tab back
Back of US collar tab
US army collar tab front
US collar tab
US army issue compass
US compass
Various buckles
Various buckles, including a Garand buckle
Wingnut and seals off US ammo box
Lead seals from ammo crates and wing nuts from same

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