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Started by Rogerdean , Mar 16 2017 11:12 AM

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#1 Rogerdean

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:12 AM

Hi

I am doing a reenactment in Dijon France i have a PX and I would like to change the unit identification markings on my jeep with 2nd AD quatermaster Co or supply bn

2Δ X SOS A—10 could this be correct ?
thanks for your help

 

Roger

 



#2 Steve B.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:40 PM

I don't think the SOS part of your proposed bumper number is correct.

 

Shelby Stanton's "WWII Order of Battle" shows the 2AD Having a Service Company, 2nd Armored Division.  The Division Trains had:  HHC, Maintenance Battalion, Supply Battalion and 48th Armored Medical Battalion.

 

I am not certain how the Service Company or Supply Battalion for a division marked their vehicles.

 

I have a copy of a publication regarding vehicle markings.  If I can find it, it might answer the question.  In the meantime, if you haven't done so already, you might ask on the WWII Jeep Forum website at:  www.g503.com  You will have to join the forum, but I believe it is still free and pretty painless.  Lots of knowledgeable folks there that can probably help you.

 

I'll keep looking for that book and let you know if I find it.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:55 PM

Wow!  I found it already!  It is a reprint of AR 850-5 (Army Regulation 850-5) dated August 5, 1942.

 

It gives an example of what I think you are looking for:

 

1(triangle)-1Q--A-10A-10........10th vehicle, Co A, Sup Bn, 1st Armd Div.

 

In your case, you would want:  2(triangle)-2Q--A-10

 

The Q stands for Quartermaster, and the rest is explained.  In case you didn't know:  the 2(triangle) should be on the left as you are looking at the front of the jeep (passenger side),  and the A-10 should be on the right as you are looking at it (driver's side).

 

I hope this helps!



#4 Rogerdean

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

STEVE thank you so much !! i have been looking on the net for some time ,i will do has you suggest , i'll check it out  on that forum ,thanks again for your help

regards Roger



#5 Steve B.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

You're welcome, Roger!

 

Be sure to post some photos!

 

Are you by any chance going to participate in the 2nd Armored's CCB in northern France in July?  I ask because I am planning to be there.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:49 AM

Sorry, missed this topic completely...

To confirm what Steve wrote above; a GMC Truck from the 2QM Bn in Hasselt, Belgium, 1944.
Note that contrary to the Army Regs, the small dashes are missing between the markings...
Picture from Vanstreels' book...

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Edited by Johan Willaert, 30 March 2017 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 11:23 AM

Awesome photo Johan... as usual. :)
If someone have others photos, it will be very interesting.

 



#8 Rogerdean

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 02:37 AM

oh excellent pic Johan  and thanks for your help

Roger



#9 Johan Willaert

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 03:40 AM

You're welcome!



#10 Rogerdean

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:33 AM

here it comes 

 

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Roger



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:37 AM

Let`s see some pics from the complete Jeep. Would be interesting because we have a thread dealing with markings of the 2nd Armored Division at our Magdeburg history forum.



#12 Steve B.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:14 PM

Outstanding!

Looks great!


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