This forum has long had an EGA Reference section that has a lot of great information about the many variants of Marines Eagle Globe & Anchor devices. But, we organized it by date, so if you have no idea of when an EGA is worn you may have to click on lots of dates until you find it.
Yesterday I had a nice conversation with forum member and EGA collector usmcaviator - Mike - about the status of long-anticipated reference books on EGA's. I know of three potential EGA books that have been in various stages of development, with one of them apparently having been in the writing stage for something like 20 years!
Until and if one of these goes to print the forum research section has what I think is the best available source of info on EGA's...if you can find them.
I have long thought about creating a page that shows photos of EGA's in chronologicial order so you could lay your EGA next to your computer and scroll down the page until you see one that looks like it. Then you could click on the photo to read the Reference section about that particular style of EGA.
It turns out Mike has already done that. He has a great web page with excellent photos arranged by date. It looks like this:
That page is at http://www.eagleglob...ce_Section.html and while you can not click on the photos, once you determine the approximate date, you can go to the forum reference section and click on one of the date links there: http://www.usmilitar...al-section-ref/
Clicking on those will bring up a list something like this: