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WW I Shoulder & Helmet Insignia of the 35th Division, AEF


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#151 mccooper

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 03:36 PM

Darn ya, Nerd - thought I was getting over the have-to-have collection syndrome until your post. A new goal has been established. Really great info!!

 

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 02:39 PM

Another excellent thread, WWINerd!

 

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:07 AM

An interesting still from newsreel footage showing a pair of 35th Division signs: "Supply Train" & "Dispatcher".

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:09 AM

Another sign from the same source showing "Sales Commissary".

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

While you have covered the topic impressively, you have to realize that the 35th continued to wear colored variations between the wars.  I have examples of the SSI of the 35th Tank Company, (Light blue circle, quarters red, lt. blue, yellow, and lt blue).  I am pretty sure your 3-orange 1 blue insignia is the 35th Division Aviation.  These are both units that came into existence between the wars.  Shortly after WW1, 161 FA (a new unit) joined the division and may have had a red and blue variation.  The 129th Infantry disappeared, eventually replaced by Nebraska's 134 Infantry.  I don't know if they ever wore anything other than the standard light blue Division SSI. A 1940 Missouri National Guard yearbook shows that almost every unit was wearing the all-blue SSI at this time; however photos of the division flight surgeon and some of the tank company officers show that some individuals (if not their entire units) were still wearing color variations.  The tank company only came into being in the late 1930s, which seems to be after most units were wearing the standard light blue.

Still, I really appreciate the photos of both the insignia and the soldiers wearing them.



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Posted 01 July 2019 - 02:01 PM

Photo No. 93: The service coat worn by Colonel Albert Linxwiler, commanding officer of the 140th Infantry Regiment, has been adorned with an insignia composed of two black, and two yellow quadrants within a black outer-ring, as assigned by Division HQ to that regiment. The inset provides a better view of a 140th Infantry Regiment insignia whose appearance is similar to that of the one sewn onto Linxwiler’s left shoulder.

 

Inset courtesy of Advance Guard Militaria.com

 

These pics are very helpful and I believe this is the correct patch for the 140th Infantry (two black over two yellow). However, the Dalessandro and Knapp book apparently says otherwise (they have the designs for the 140th Inf. and 130th MG reversed) and we keep having the same debate on Facebook over it.

 

If anyone can get D&K to issue a correction, you'd be doing a great service to the WWI militaria community.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:57 PM

Oldcrestguy, thanks for your comments and for letting me (and us) know about the post WW I 35th Division shoulder insignia. If you have any more information on post WW I 35th Division color combinations, please post examples or descriptions for those of us whose knowledge ends in the year 1919, i.e. me ... Thanks.

 

Thanks also to mndoughboy1918, for bringing the 140th Infantry and 130th MG Battalion color discrepancy to our attention. I won't enter the fray on either side, but I will say that all of my research indicates that the above mentioned black and yellow color combination represented the 140th Infantry Regiment.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:15 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:16 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:18 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:19 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:34 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:40 PM

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Both sides of this helmet have insignia



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 12:41 PM

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