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#351 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:04 AM

Salvage Sailor, thanks again for adding some very nice pre-WW I images. Have you actually cornered the market on every early U.S. military photo taken in the Territory of Hawaii? If not, it sure seems like it!

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I've just been ferreting them out for several decades and over time they've become quite a large archive.  There are more out there to find and I'm still on the hunt.....

 

1st US Infantry Bugle Corps at Schofield Barracks, T.H. circa 1911.  They were posted to Hawaii after the Philippine Insurrection.

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

Sergeant B.V. Keiser, February 23, 1918, somewhere in France.

 

I'm wondering why he is wearing two wristwatches? His service coat also appears to have early rimless eagle buttons.

 

Possibly one of them is a wrist compass?



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:46 AM

The regimental band of the 322nd Infantry, 81st Division, with some French fans of the "Wildcat" Division in the background.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:38 PM

Great pic, love the wildcat drum! Any chance you could do a close up of the drum?



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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:19 AM

Unidentified AEF chaplains presiding over Doughboys field graves ... Note the ID tag nailed to the right hand cross.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:24 AM

Press photo dated April 23, 1918, captioned: "Americans passing through London on way to fighting front."

 

Not the greatest of photos, but it's interesting to see the numbered aero squadron insignia/chevron with propeller sewn on to their overcoats.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:26 AM

A closer look at the three-digit squadron insignia. Too bad the squadron number is illegible.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:27 AM

Early Army bugler, hard to tell, but it's possibly pre-1917.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:28 AM

Close up of the 1909 mounted or cavalry cartridge belt and the short field bugle.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:30 AM

'Sammies" from an unknown unit arrive in a French port in 1917.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:32 AM

This not all the way full-length photo of enlisted man in the Medical Department is interesting because he is wearing an officers' only Sam Brown belt without the cross-strap as a makeshift garrison belt.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:33 AM

Another enlisted medical man. This one hails from circa 1907.

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:37 AM

And another press photo showing an image from the 1916 Punitive Expedition. The caption on the reverse of this August 18, 1916 date image reads:

 

" Foot inspection after a long hike. Captain Napier inspecting feet of the men after an all day hike. Photo taken at Headquarters near San Antonio, Mexico."

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:40 AM

Homeward bound 5th Corps troops circa 1919 with spare socks hanging from their necks.

 

I have several images of troops boarding a homeward bound troop ship with socks around their necks or hanging from a pack straps. About half of the images show that something heavy like a small tin can have been inserted into the socks.

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:43 AM

Close up of the sock festooned Doughboys.

 

There's also a You Tube video in which a female volunteer is doling out a pair of socks to each man as he files up the gangplank.

 

Other than the obvious, why were the homeward bound men given extra socks, and what could possibly have been stuffed in to some of them?

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

Unidentified enlisted man wearing a "Mackinaw Overcoat".

 

I've yet to find out what this style of overcoat is called or for what purpose it was designed.

 

Does anybody know or care to guess?

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:48 AM

US Marines circa 1907 to 1910-ish. The caption at the bottom of the photo reads: "Battleship's marine guard at inspection."

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:49 AM

Last photo ...

 

Close up of the pre-1910 USMC field equipment - note the faint stenciling on the canteen.

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