AR MVPA Member's Web Sites

Tom Essary - Restoration photos of his GPW and much more - (MVPA member; Arrowhead MVPA member; AR     "MV" Traveler (member)  www.ad5z0.com 

Dan Sharon www.jeep1942.com I wanted to let all the AR MVPA members know that if they have a military vehicle or related parts for sale that I would be happy to list them on my web site at no charge.  No commission charge if the item sells either.  I have been getting good response from my web site so far. I will list any MV or part for free for any AR MVPA member.  All they would have to do is email me pictures of the item and a
description.  I would put their contact info with the description.  Any interested buyer could contact them directly that way.    
camera_dan@hotmail.com

Steve Smith - Check out my new web page hosted by Mike, author of My Gas Gun Manual.  Mike said, "I
have been working with this guy (Steve) for years now, and have only heard good things about his products.  I have used them personally, and liked them.  His equipment is exactly what MY GAS GUN MANUAL is based around.  The link below is for Steve, the gas gun master. For info on these items please contact Steve at the following link! 
www.ww2steel.com/Gasguns/Gasguns.html I am proud to have the only website through which he offers his products!  Contact information: Steve L. Smith; 20 Craigwood Ln.;  Clarksville, AR
72830;  Phone: 479-754-2894   
steveleesmith@hotmail.com  

Doug Green - specializes in reproduction battle reenactment and ceremonial artillery  508 Tomahawk Lane, Bismarck, AR 71929 501.282.6836 or 501.865.3955  www.bismarckguns.com 

Joe Scheaffer -  Specializing in high quality replica weapons for collectors, museums, and training.  Joe Scheaffer 770-539-7701 jsinvent@charter.net 


        AR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS - BUSINESSES

AIRWAYS FREIGHT:  AIRWAYS FREIGHT is a user friendly company that ships by land, air, and sea worldwide.  Airways freight was established in 1980 and is headquartered in Fayetteville, Arkansas with nationwide and global capabilities. They will be set up at the 2007 MVPA Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock to handle all of your shipping needs - no matter how large or how small.  They can ship the largest of the MVs to the smallest  parts you might want to ship. Airways freight is a new associate member of the MVPA and of the AR MVPA. (800) 643-3525 www.airwaysfreight.com    

BAYLOR HOUSE INC.: Baylor House BISMARCK GUNS and ARTILLERY:  William Green specializes in reproduction battle reenactment and ceremonial artillery  508 Tomahawk Lane, Bismarck, AR 71929 501.282.6836 or 501.865.3955  www.bismarckguns.com 

D & L BENSINGER: Daryl & Lyda Bensinger of Narvon, PA. D&L Bensinger carries MV parts, project jeeps, restored jeeps, BEMAK replacement bodies and accessories for MB/GPW, M38/A1 and they restore MVs.  (940)
872-2403  
www.bensinger.com

HOUSE ENTERPRIZE, INC:  Baylor House,   Perryville, AR.(501) 889-2842 Call Baylor for all your insurance need  www.sbphouse@arrbs.net 

MACHINE GUNS & CANNON SIMULATORS: Steve Smith (MVPA #10390);  20 Craigwood Ln.  Clarksville, AR 72830;  Phone: 479-754-2894    steveleesmith@hotmail.com ;  circuit boards,  do-it-yourself plans and gun conversions available; www.ww2steel.com/Gasguns/Gasguns.html

MILITARY VEHICLES MAGAZINE:  Jon Adams Graff; Iola, WI; Honorary Membership; (715)-445-2214;  www.militaryvehiclesmagazine.com   

MIL-SPEC ORDANCE:  Speacializing in high quality replica weapons for collectors, museums, and training.  Joe Scheaffer 770-539-7701 jsinvent@charter.net   www.hardscrabblefarm.com   Click on "Replica Weapons for Sale" 

MOUNTAIN HARBOR RESORT & MILITARY MUSEUM: Mountain Harbor Resort was voted the best in Arkansas and the South West.  It is located on beautiful lake Quachita in central Arkansas.  Enjoy the Mountain Harbor "Get Away" - fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and a photographer's paradise.  The Military Museum has a fine collection of Viet Nam Era military vehicles.  It is open by appointment only.  www.mountainharborresort.com  

RAPCO: Mark Dodd sells military vehicle paint and jeep parts.  PO Box 151, Bowie, Texas 76320  Phone:  940.872.2403  Fax: 940.872.3406  www.rapcoparts.com  

Vietnam Wall:  First click on a state.  When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.  Then
click on their  names.  It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.This really is an amazing web site.  Someone spent a lot of time and effort  to create it.  I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates  what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.  The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost  during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on  our lost heroes.  Those who remember that timeframe, or perhaps lost  friends or family can look them up on this site.  Pass the link on  to others if you like
www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm 

WEISS "DO IT BEST" LUMBER: Bill and Jack Weiss; Perryville, AR; Bill & Jack are great supporters of the AR MVPA.  They often handle supplies we need for club projects; (501) 889-2695; www.weisdib@arbbs.net 

MUSEUMS MUSEUM OF AUTOMOBILES:  Buddy Hoelzeman; Petit Jean Mt., AR; (501) 727-5427; Honorary Associate of the AR MVPA; The AR MVPA Annual Petit Jean Mt. Vehicle Rally is held on the parade grounds of the Museum of Automobiles in conjunction with their annual antique auto  fall swap meet. Contact for the museum by email.  The email address is info@museumofautos.com  and the website address is www.museumofautos.com  

WALNUT RIDGE ARMY FLYING SCHOOL MUSEUM:  Harold Johnson; Walnut Ridge, AR (AR MVPA member) ((800) 584-5575; mail@wingsofhonor.org ; The annual reunion of the USAF 725th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron is held in Walnut Ridge in October.  If you served at the Walnut Ridge Army Air Field as either military or civilian personnel, or if you know someone living or deceased that served there, please contact Harold Johnson.  They are trying to locate all who were associated with the WWII Army Air Forces Basic Flying school at Walnut Ridge to help preserve the History of the WRAAF and honor those who served!  This facility also served temporarily as a German POW Camp, where 300 German prisoners were held.  They were used to help local farmers  meet agricultural needs.  www.walnutridge-aaf.com   www.wingsofhonor.org   

JACKSONVILLE MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY:  100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville, AR 72076; (501) 241-1943  The museum exhibits span from Civil War Days to the Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The museum sits on the original grounds of the Arkansas Ordnance Plant, that produced most of the detonators and relays for artillery shells during WWII.  It is located on the site of the WWII Ordnance Plant Headquarters. Contact:  DannaKay Duggar at (501) 241-1943www.jaxmilitaymuseum.org  

Montgomery County Military Museum:  The Military Museum has a fine collection of Viet Nam Era military vehicles.  It is open by appointment only. The location is Mountain Harbor Resort on lake Quachita near Mt. Ida.  www.mountainharborresort.com 


MISCELLANEOUS LINKS:

One of the girls in my youth group, Aubree, found a great military scale models resource: http://www.justmilitaryloans.com/military-miniatures-guide-to-military-scale-modeling  This looks like a great site for students and adults.  Sent in by Elizabeth Pawlicki
Radio web sites:  Kent Chipman
www.one-electron.com/FC_Military.html
www.bwgsurplus.com/web/index.html
www.milradio.com/
www..armyradio.com/arsc/customer/home.php
www.one-electron.com/FC_Military.html
www.cbel.com/boatanchors_radio/
www.radiomilitari.com/
www.usarmysignalcorps.com/
 

Under age veterans:  This is an international website for veterans that signed up for service in the military, but were underage.  They hid their correct age in order to serve.  They contributed to the victories in World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.  Some served as young as 12, 13 and 14.  Most were between the ages of 15 and 17.  The age for enlistment was 18 for men and 21 for women (in World War II).  This is a website with a membership for under age veterans.  Many were afraid to tell their correct age for years after the war.  They certainly didn't tell their correct age while serving for fear of being punished and released from service.  www.oldvums.org  is the international site.  www.wemorgan-vums.com  is the commander's site in Ohiod.  

 

Here is a link to a good video.  The video is a reminder to honor our veterans.  This would be a good link to share with our club members.  You will need high speed internet to view it.  Dan Sharon     www.youtube.com/watchv=KTb6qdPu8JE&feature=player_embedded  

I've stumbled upon a WW2 Red Ball re-enactment group in the U.K. that has a great web site- check out: www.514th.co.uk/  This site gives a lot of background information on the WWII RED BALL CONVOY and also contains WWII pictures.  The radio show is pretty neat  Jerome Casey

 

Shipping: I work for www.uShip.com, a website that matches people with something to ship with transportation companies that can handle the job. We recently became an Associate Member of the MVPA and are reaching out to fellow members. We specialize in the transport of large and hard-to-ship items, and military vehicles would definitely fall into that category, so we wanted to get the word out to MVPA members.  uShip.com  enables MVPA members to find great deals on professional transportation for their military vehicles.  By listing their item for shipment, members receive bids from professional transporters, can check customer reviews and then select
the service that works best for them. Transporters bid against each other to win the job, driving down the cost of shipping.  We have set up a page just for MVPA members at
www.uship.com/mvpa and welcome anyone who needs a military vehicle, parts or other large items shipped to give us a try. If you think your chapter's membership would be interested in this service, I'd be happy to provide more information.  We're excited about working with MVPA members, and hopefully we can help to transport more MVs to events and anywhere else they need to go. Thank you for your time, and don't forget to look for us in Supply Line.  Thanks,  Adam Greenspan  agreenspan@uship.com 


A new statue in Jefferson Barracks is dedicated to Battle of the Bulge Veterans. Steve Smith  www.fox2now.com/ktvi-worldwar2-vets-statue-jeffbarracks


JEEP RADIOS: I know some of the folks in the club are working on radio projects or have present or former radio jeeps. The following web site is for a company in the UK but seems to have quite a bit of stuff related to this including WWII jeep radios. If nothing else- they have some good photos of the various radios.  Jerome Casey www.armyradio.com/arsc/customer/home.ph081509,0,147338.story Military Radios and trucks forwarded by Jerome Casey www.hilltoparmyradios.com   - a ham radio operator that had some good information on military radios and trucks  www.fairradio.com   - a surplus radio deal 


Viet Nam War: The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Viet Nam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost comrades.  It is a very interesting link, and those who served in that timeframe and lost friends or family can look them up on this site.  Pass it on to other veterans who you
think would like this.First click on a state......then when it opens .........a name.......then it should show you  picture of the person or at least his bio and medals
www.virtualwall.org/index.htm 


MILITARY RADIOS: For those interested in military radios there may be some good information gleaned from
this site and its links: 
http://www.fernblatt.ne

WWII RE-ENACTORS: Kent Chipman emailed a link to an interesting World War II  Re-enactor's Forum   http://ww2reenactors.proboard.com

SURPLUS JEEP PARTS:  We have been in business for over 45 year supplying military vehicle parts and accessories  www.surplusjeep.com  Surplus City Jeep Parts; 4515 Pacific Heights Rd., Oroville, CA
95965 500.353.3772 or 530.533.2500

MILITARY ITEMS: I stumbled upon this web site which has an odd mix of items (model trains, gun parts, military manuals & military books)  They seem to have a decent stock of all. I thought some folks might be interested in checking it out.  https://amherst-depot.com/index.htm   Jerome Casey

CAMO SHIRTS: a vet started an American Company to sell camo shirts.  They are a bit pricey, but worth it in my
opinion.  Theodore Thibeau  
http://www.warriorware.me/main.sc

SOLDIERS' ANGELS:  The Soldiers' Angels blog  is www.soldiersangelsar.blogspot.com Katie Beard

MILITARY AUCTIONS: I just started www.MilitaryCollectorAuction.com . This is a NO LISTING fee auction  site for military collectors. We encourage people to share their love of military history by selling and buying without the high fees eBay nails you for.

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Updated: November 23, 2014