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#51 carbinephalen

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 08:47 PM

I love the South Dakota one. My great grandfather was an officer in the 127th MG Bn in the 34th (he was from SD) :D



#52 mccooper

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 08:35 AM

Interesting project - wish I could add to it. Good luck! One question about the 34th: were any of their members overseas for more than six months? I know many of the 34th were sent to other units, and the HQ and permanent party returned to America in December of '18. Would those who stayed have worn the 34th patch as opposed to their new outfits? Thank you.

 

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#53 Bill K

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:05 PM

Another two tone patch I found to noodle..............and no collar discs to help!

 

and a white on OD?

 

Any ideas?

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#54 kiaiokalewa

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 11:32 PM

This here is currently being offered on eBay and it does have relation to this on going topic.  

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#55 Alan Schaefer

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 12:36 PM

Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:05 PM

Another two tone patch I found to noodle..............and no collar discs to help!

 

and a white on OD?

 

Any ideas?

 

Hello Bill K.,

 

The left color photo you've posted above of a French made tunic with a French made 34th division patch on the sleeve belongs to me. Not sure where you copied the photo from off the internet to "noodle" as you say, probably from the Iowa Military Collector Forum. I acquired the uniform from the daughter and son of the veteran in the 1980's in Iowa, and have copies of discharge paperwork on the veteran. If you're a member of that forum you can enlarge additional photos of the uniform and paperwork. The uniform came with a standard "crossed rifles over A" collar disk on the wearer's left side collar, and it oddly has a geared wheel with the tiny shield in the center of the wheel spokes on the wearer's right side collar where it should probably have a "US" disk. (Sorry, my brain is forgetting what that geared wheel disk with tiny center shield is called). 

 

The color of the stitching/embroidery work and the applied skull is not white. The actual color is tan. (The camera flash probably makes it look white). There is a blue silk cloth underlay behind the patch, as seen in the photo.

 

I'll appreciate it if in the future you acknowledge my ownership of the tunic if you use photos for your excellent project. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alan


Edited by Alan Schaefer, 30 April 2016 - 12:38 PM.


#56 world war I nerd

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 09:29 PM

Alan,

 

For what's its worth, your unknown collar disc is Army Service Corps. Also nice 34th Division uniform & patch.



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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

Hello Bill K.,

 

The left color photo you've posted above of a French made tunic with a French made 34th division patch on the sleeve belongs to me. Not sure where you copied the photo from off the internet to "noodle" as you say, probably from the Iowa Military Collector Forum. I acquired the uniform from the daughter and son of the veteran in the 1980's in Iowa, and have copies of discharge paperwork on the veteran. If you're a member of that forum you can enlarge additional photos of the uniform and paperwork. The uniform came with a standard "crossed rifles over A" collar disk on the wearer's left side collar, and it oddly has a geared wheel with the tiny shield in the center of the wheel spokes on the wearer's right side collar where it should probably have a "US" disk. (Sorry, my brain is forgetting what that geared wheel disk with tiny center shield is called). 

 

The color of the stitching/embroidery work and the applied skull is not white. The actual color is tan. (The camera flash probably makes it look white). There is a blue silk cloth underlay behind the patch, as seen in the photo.

 

I'll appreciate it if in the future you acknowledge my ownership of the tunic if you use photos for your excellent project. Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alan

 



#58 littlewilly

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

Hi Alan!

 

The Army Service Corps disc on the left side is certainly not regulation wear, but not unheard of.  The 34th Division was broken up for replacements and other duties.  Many of the infantrymen not assigned to replace casualties in the combat divisions found themselves assigned to Prisoner of War escort companies.  The POW escort companies were organized by and assigned to the ASC.  To conform to regs he would have worn the ASC disc on the left side and US on the right.  MHJ



#59 Rats of Tobruk

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 02:52 AM

Interesting thread gentlemen.

#60 Alan Schaefer

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:34 PM

Hello,

 

Here's an embroidered version of the 109th Engineers, 34th Division that I acquired recently.

 

Best Regards,

 

Alan

 

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#61 Alan Schaefer

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:42 PM

Here's a reverse side view of the patch.

 

Alan

 

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