"The past is never dead; it's not even past" William Faulkner
"White Tiger Military" is a non-political website with no affillation to any organization or group nor endorses any political viewpoint regarding the conduct of any nation during World War II. This site is dedicated to historical research and is intended to be a resource for scholars, historians and collectors with the identification and preservation of headgear, uniforms and insignia worn by Japanese military forces from 1920 through 1945. As a long time collector I am aware that there is still much we do not know about the evolution of Japanese military uniforms and headgear during this period. We have reached a point where new information comes in very small bites but we should not be discouraged from continuing to search before the information becomes lost forever. All that is needed is an open mind and the perseverance and willingness to search. My goal is to establish a forum where there is an intelligent and friendly exchange of information and ideas. So, whether you are a professional educator, armchair historian, dedicated collector or you have found some old souvenirs and want to know what they are, this site is here to help you.
For those who have attended some of the east coast military shows, I was informed that Bob Curran who ran the Meadowlands Militaria Show in Union, New Jersey for the last 35 years has passed away. I started going to his show when it was in Rutherford, NJ and later when it moved to North Jersey. The “show” finally landed in the Boys and Girls Club in Union, NJ where it has remained for the past 30 years. While it is a relatively small and only a one day show, Bob and his wife Gail and their family built a good show that you didn’t want to miss because you never knew what would show up. Over the years, some rare finds have come out of this small show which is what made it so good. Bob served in the US Army was as a police officer. Bob had some health issues for a number of years, leaving his family to run the show. I know I speak for many when I say “thank you” to the Curran family for everything and we send our sincere condolences on your loss. And lastly, thanks Bob for your service and for giving so many collators a good place to hang out on Saturday’s for the past 30 years!