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#226 Allan H.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

I'm now going to change my answer based on the discharge certificate that you posted in the groups section. It looks like your guy was a replacement that hit the regiment in July 1944. He got campaign credit for the Rhineland campaign, so he was in the Netherlands. My assumption is that he jumped on Market Garden and that he simply didn't have an arrowhead device noted on the discharge, so he didn't have it on the ribbon. IF he was a replacement sent to the Netherlands after the jump, he may have simply assumed that the star was for Holland and so figured he should have one too since he was there

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

I'm now going to change my answer based on the discharge certificate that you posted in the groups section. It looks like your guy was a replacement that hit the regiment in July 1944. He got campaign credit for the Rhineland campaign, so he was in the Netherlands. My assumption is that he jumped on Market Garden and that he simply didn't have an arrowhead device noted on the discharge, so he didn't have it on the ribbon. IF he was a replacement sent to the Netherlands after the jump, he may have simply assumed that the star was for Holland and so figured he should have one too since he was there

 

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Interesting. My guy earned his wings on 28th October 44 which would put him much after Market Garden drop.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:35 PM

Timberwolf, can I have his name ... will have a look in my roster .

 

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#229 Kadet

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:07 AM

Three examples of 501st PIR ovals and wings:

- Early style with embroidered wing

- Early style without embroidered wing

- Late war-early occupation era on twill with different color shades

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:08 AM

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#232 Glidertrooper

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:21 PM

Great examples of each pattern of oval, would love to see more of those Ike's - BTW picture 2 wouldn't be the prize of a recent eBay auction would it?



#233 Tonomachi

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:59 PM

Great uniforms and your first oval being sewn on is further proof that this was done during wartime as some have suggested in the past that this was only a post war practice.  



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Posted 05 November 2017 - 04:52 PM

Sewn ovals are only post war?...I had never heard than one. Not by a long shot from my experience, although many are hand sewn.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:11 AM

Here are a variety of 508 ovals:

 

Original 508th member that served in all of their campaigns

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:15 AM

A late war replacement in the 101st, this trooper was transferred to the 82nd/508th for occupation duty. This oval is identified in the Keller book as being German made. This stands to reason given his service

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:49 AM

Another late war 101st replacement who served on occupation duty with the 508th. Although his ETO ribbon does not have a star, his record shows that he served in combat with the 101st during the last months of the war.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:50 AM

Finally, another trooper that served with both the 101st and 508th

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 10:41 AM

Just bought this set. Anyone ever seen a set with the jeweled or diamonds in the wings?Posted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

These look like a set of sweetheart wings to me

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:44 PM

Not sure but they were on this 508th oval Posted ImagePosted Image


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Posted 17 March 2019 - 01:50 PM

They are sweetheart for sure, the oval is 40s-50s era


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