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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:46 AM

Unidentified 1st Army soldier wearing an artillery collar disc.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:48 AM

Close up of the 'bling' on his cap, ribbons and shoulder patch.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:50 AM

A much published press photo of a pair of Signal Corps, Motor Dispatch Service couriers, along with their mascot in August of 1918.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 04:55 AM

Another rare shot of the oilskin suit in use ... this time by a 3rd Army motorcycle courier, also wearing the "MDS" brassard. He's also wearing the lined leather cap that was authorized specifically for the drivers of motorcycles. Rubber boots, an oilskin suit, driver's gauntlets and the leather cap was the prescribed uniform for an AEF motorcyclist while operating during inclement weather.

 

Photo courtesy of the National Archives

 

That's it for this batch of photos. I'll be posting more soon.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:37 PM

Cavalry Trooper 11th Cavalry A Troop

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:43 PM

Trooper with Patton Saber

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:48 PM

Troopers with experimental gear in Mexico.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 07:59 PM

Cavalry Trooper 11th Cavalry A Troop

Close up of the collar disc that got lost in scanning.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:03 PM

derrbrad, thanks for the great cavalry themed additions. Can you post a close up of the 1912 experimental cavalry equipment?

 

New York National Guard mess line circa 1903 or 1904-ish.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:05 PM

Close up of the early mess gear, NY,NG insignia and the 1903 pattern olive drab woolen service coats.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:06 PM

Early field kitchen circa 1906.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:10 PM

Three artillerymen, somewhere in the tropics, circa 1906. One is wearing either the 1904 or 1906 pattern khaki cotton service coat, and two are cradling tropical helmets

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:11 PM

Pyramid tent inspection at Camp Sheridan, Alabama in 1917.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:13 PM

Close up of the pyramid tent's disgorged contents.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:15 PM

Soldier wearing faded khaki cotton service dress circa 1916 or 1917. The sleeve insignia is a cook's specialty chevron.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:17 PM

A posed press photo depicting new recruits morning hygiene at an unidentified aviation training camp.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

Close up of the toilet kit and its contents, hung above the sinks. In it, among other things, I can see a steel shaving mirror, shaving soap, toothbrush, sewing kit, flashlight and foot powder.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:21 PM

Signal Corps sergeant first class and his ride somewhere in France, 1918.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:23 PM

Unidentified French studio shot of an American Doughboy posing with a pair of artillery shells.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:25 PM

An unidentified rifle platoon wearing what looks to be the shoulder insignia of the 87th Division, 1918 or 1919.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:25 PM

Close up of what I think is the 'acorn' bearing shoulder patch of the 87th Division.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:28 PM

Last photo ... an unidentified artillery regiment fresh off the boat and back on U.S. soil sometime in 1919.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:53 PM

derrbrad, thanks for the great cavalry themed additions. Can you post a close up of the 1912 experimental cavalry equipment?

 

New York National Guard mess line circa 1903 or 1904-ish.

Best me and my computer skills can do.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:58 PM

Last photo ... an unidentified artillery regiment fresh off the boat and back on U.S. soil sometime in 1919.

 

Victory Arch
25th Street and West Avenue, Newport News, VA
 
Originally built in 1919, returning WWI troops disembarked from ships and marched through the arch in victory parades. Today it serves as a memorial to the men and women of the armed forces and hosts Newport News' annual Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies.

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 05:38 PM

Thanks derrbrad. Now I can make out the pommel bags, etc.

 

Thanks also to Salvage Sailor. I had no idea that a WW I Victory Arch was erected in Newport News, Virginia.




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