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#26 patches

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:54 PM

Stan & Mel, Mel is the young lady :lol:

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

Russ and Fran,
Russ was Quartermaster on USS PT 162.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:32 PM

Patches, the DI of the 13th Armored guy is a cloth type DI and often sold as one of a Tank Destroyer unit.
They're not cheap when you see one for sale.

Erwin

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 08:26 AM

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:25 AM

Patches, the DI of the 13th Armored guy is a cloth type DI and often sold as one of a Tank Destroyer unit.
They're not cheap when you see one for sale.

Erwin



Thanks guy, very intersting.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:27 AM

Unknown couple, I think the patch is the 5th AF ? real hard to tell, also note the non wear of collar discs. The second one gives only the names Margerate and Ellsworth, Ellsworth we see was in the 42nd Division.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:30 AM

Unkown couple. it's only statement is that this was taken formally at their engagement, possibly at their engagement party.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:51 AM

A Japenese War Bride. Louis Ward, a 77th Division Combat vet and Fumiko Tomita.

Of very special note is the continued wear of the obsolete 4 Pocket coat with the upper and lower collar discs, this photo shows that they could be still worn, for what ever reason, this photo was presumably taken sometime in 1947, up in the uniforms topic a member has recently posted a 11th Airborne Division patched with a 511th Parachute Infantry patch worn on its right shoulder, he see or feels that it had 4 discs on the lapels, a regulation that only appeared after December1946, the idea that this coat was superceaded by the IKE in the immidiate post war period has been well established, but as we see for some reason or for what ever reason the 4 pocket by the this photo apparently was still autherized to be worn, at the very least autherized to be worn off duty.


For the full story on this couple see link.

http://www.ohio.edu/...n_heartland.cfm

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:34 AM

A French War Bride. Private Edward Dickerson, unit unknown, with Jacqueline Renee Gauthier at their wedding around the fall of 1945, The March of Time catches all, Ed a Cleveland Ohio native passed in 2003, his War Bride Jacqueline the following year in 2004, both in their late 80s.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:24 PM

George and Evelyn Vople. Both marines served in ww2
 

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:50 PM

One of the many US Serviceman and Australian girls weddings.
FLIGHT/SGT. Earl Mahan of the US 41st Troop Carrier Unit (Jungle Skippers)
married Lila Ashwell in Cairns 1944.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

I Was a Male War Bride :D

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:35 AM

My grandparents Delbert E. Arterburn & Lois A. Einspahr on their wedding day. January 8, 1945

The other coupe is Delberts sister Vivian and her husband.
 

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

The marrage of Sergeant John Agar 4th Air Force and Shirley Temple, September 1945.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:53 AM

Very nice topic. Just love all of these pictures!!
Here is my contribution. Picked this picture up on a flea market while on holiday in Washington D.C.
Found this and two other pictures digging through a box with old pictures
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Back says Pete&Irene back home from Germany (14 mo German prisoner) June 1945
The stamp says: Wisconsin Film Service, West Salem, Wis

Not a studio photo but hope it fits in here

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:47 PM

Very nice topic. Just love all of these pictures!!
Here is my contribution. Picked this picture up on a flea market while on holiday in Washington D.C.
Found this and two other pictures digging through a box with old pictures
Couple.JPG Couple_back.JPG
Back says Pete&Irene back home from Germany (14 mo German prisoner) June 1945
The stamp says: Wisconsin Film Service, West Salem, Wis

Not a studio photo but hope it fits in here

Here is one I have.....

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

Found this today at a flea mkt. Too bad there's no identification as to unit .Stunning wife though.airborne001a.jpg

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Here's a nice one, Captain Larry Kelley And Miss Fran Lux, both from Ohio, 8 May 1945, they met overseas, Fran was in the Red Cross.

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an artical on them, plus another couple from Ohio that met overseas and got married.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:48 AM

Found this and following of bride at an estate sale today. Was in a double-sided frame. No identification though.Note double collar brass. These portraits look as though they may have cost the newlyweds a bit more as the quality is very good.Then he might have had a pocketful of separation pay.1staaf001.jpg

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:49 AM

1staaf002.jpg ...and the lovely Bride.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Great pair of photos 338th. On the above photo of the 1st AF guy, quadruple discs started to be worn as of 3 December 1946, so I would say one taken sometime in 1947, just before the split of the AAF to the new separate branch of the AF that occured in September 1947, it may even be after that date during the very early transitional period. Of special note, no Discharge badge being worn, meaning he was on active duty, this being a major clue as to his status. My guess he is has decided to wear the 4 pocket coat for his wedding as it seemed more formal then the IKE jacket.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

...I would say one taken sometime in 1947, just before the split of the AAF to the new separate branch of the AF that occured in September 1947, it may even be after that date during the very early transitional period...

Ditto…and, in addition to Patches’ excellent analysis, as this sergeant is wearing 3 hash marks, which indicate 9+ years of active Federal service, he most likely was a prewar Regular Army career man who eventually ended up in the USAF. Nevertheless, these old soldiers knew how to work the Army’s demobilization program to their personal advantage: Many took their discharge when their points came up, collected their final pay entitlements, including bonus and travel allowance, and proceeded to a post, camp, or station of choice, found a unit with a vacancy that suited them, and reenlisted, and, provided they accomplished all this within 90 days, they reenlisted in grade. This Old Army game was not new to WWII; it had been going on for many years and it was particularly well played during the recent interwar period.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

Those are some cool photos that I'd love to have in my collection.
Thanks for showing.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

Found this today at a flea mkt. Too bad there's no identification as to unit .Stunning wife though.airborne001a.jpg

Update on this photo. I discovered that this is 2Lt Cecil O. Fuquay of the 501st PIR/101st Abn Div. on his wedding day to Mary Ruth Hardin. He was killed in Holland on 24 Sept 1944 and awarded the Silver Star. I also put his pre Airborne picture in the Greatest Generation portraits section, from when he was with the 359thInf/90th Inf Div.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

Ditto…and, in addition to Patches’ excellent analysis, as this sergeant is wearing 3 hash marks, which indicate 9+ years of active Federal service, he most likely was a prewar Regular Army career man who eventually ended up in the USAF. Nevertheless, these old soldiers knew how to work the Army’s demobilization program to their personal advantage: Many took their discharge when their points came up, collected their final pay entitlements, including bonus and travel allowance, and proceeded to a post, camp, or station of choice, found a unit with a vacancy that suited them, and reenlisted, and, provided they accomplished all this within 90 days, they reenlisted in grade. This Old Army game was not new to WWII; it had been going on for many years and it was particularly well played during the recent interwar period.


And Remember Your Army Name When You Reup!


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