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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:23 AM

There's no information on this particular photo to indicate that this drum was used, or not used, by an Aero Squadron.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:27 AM

3rd Army MP wearing the red collar tabs, favored by that organization, which indicated that the wearer was a member of the Military Police.

 

Branch of service and MP collar discs were sometimes worn over the red collar tabs, as were the embroidered initials 'MP' in white.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 09:28 AM

A closer view of the red 'MP' collar tabs.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:42 PM

Squad musicians or possibly some sort of training camp glee club, circa 1917. The date, unit and location are unknown.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:50 PM

Close up of the two musicians and a man wearing a non-regulation paper overseas cap.

 

The guitar player is wearing a non-regulation/private purchase shawl collar cardigan sweater that appears to be made from olive drab wool. This style of sweater shows up from time to time in uniform groups and in period photographs.

 

As far as it is known to me, up to the end of WW I, only three regulation, olive drab, woolen sweaters were issued by the U.S. Army: 1904 Service Sweater (pullover turtleneck), 1911 Service Sweater (pullover with a three button placket neck), 1917 or 1918 (I can't remember which) Aviator's Sweater (collarless, button front cardigan).

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:52 PM

Men of the "bomb squad" in an unnamed training camp located in Nebraska. One image from this five photo group was dated July 1917.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:55 PM

Close up of the eclectic array of garments worn by the bomb squad. The garb includs a 1913 pattern Overcoat, blue denim overalls, 1911 or 1917 pattern Service Dress and a non regulation sheepskin lined short overcoat.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:56 PM

Experimental "Life Saving Suits" intended for wear on troop transport ships. The image is dated April 28, 1918.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:57 PM

A better look at the life saving suits.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 02:58 PM

Caption on the reverse of the life saving suit image.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:00 PM

Image captioned, "On Board U.S.A.T. (U.S. Army Transport) 'Northern Pacific'.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:04 PM

Of interest is the, as yet, unidentified brassard beginning with the letter "T", which likely stands for "Transport" or "Transportation".

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

A closer look at the mysterious brassard from the above photo. The second initial looks like it might be a "M" or a "N" ... Any guesses?

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:07 PM

American Red Cross Canteen Service, Billings, Montana, January 1919.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:07 PM

Same as above, only closer ... Well, okay, maybe it's not closer. It is the same as above though.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 03:08 PM

Close up of the ARC Canteen Service women's uniform.

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