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#101 Kansas Raider

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 02:38 PM

photo was taken in Manhattan Kansas. He has KAN on the collar.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 07:00 PM

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

 

Wow check out the Japanese Flags there, we tend to forget that Japan was Allies in the Great War.

 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

Wow check out the Japanese Flags there, we tend to forget that Japan was Allies in the Great War.

 

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.....as were the Italians.  The tri-colors would be Belgian, French and Italian flags (interesting that there are no union jacks).  The 322nd initally fought with the French Seventh Army which may be the time period for this photograph.

 

In 1918 the Wildcat Division sailed for Europe where, after additional combat instruction, it was sent on 19 September to the St. Dié sector of France's Vosges Mountain region. There, as part of the French Seventh Army, the division held what was considered a quiet front, although it fought off German trench raids and endured artillery bombardments. On 19 October the Eighty-first was relieved and ordered to the rear to await transfer to the American 1st Army, which was fighting in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. While serving in the St. Dié sector, the division suffered 116 casualties.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:56 AM

 

.....as were the Italians.  The tri-colors would be Belgian, French and Italian flags (interesting that there are no union jacks).  The 322nd initally fought with the French Seventh Army which may be the time period for this photograph.

 

In 1918 the Wildcat Division sailed for Europe where, after additional combat instruction, it was sent on 19 September to the St. Dié sector of France's Vosges Mountain region. There, as part of the French Seventh Army, the division held what was considered a quiet front, although it fought off German trench raids and endured artillery bombardments. On 19 October the Eighty-first was relieved and ordered to the rear to await transfer to the American 1st Army, which was fighting in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. While serving in the St. Dié sector, the division suffered 116 casualties.

Yeah that is odd, no British flags right, one of them might even be a Russian flag or is a Serbian one, don't know why a russian one since they weee out of the camp since the fall of 1917. Also one or more might be a Romanian one too.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:20 PM

Army, or National Guard, drum major and what looks to be a Lt. Colonel holding a trumpet. The image is dated on the reverse August 14, 1905.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:21 PM

A closer look at the colonel and drum major.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:38 AM

Army Infantry Regimental Band in winter garb, circa 1912 or 1913.

 

The band is wearing one of three patterns of early Army overcoats with turnback cuffs. That would make them either the 1907, or the 1909 or the 1912 specification. Prior to 1907 Army overcoats had plain cuffs and from 1913 to 1918 Army overcoats had cuff tabs with buttons. Also of interest is the fact that the musicians are wearing a mixture of 1911 Service Caps and an early pattern of the Winter Field Cap, and 1907 (spiral strap) and 1910 (front lacing) pattern Canvas Leggings, as well as 1910 Garrison Belts with Rifle Magazine Pouches.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:40 AM

A better look at the military musician's caps, belts and cuffed overcoat sleeves.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 06:55 AM

WW2 AAF musician

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:33 AM

Army band circa 1911-1912. Note that some of the band members are wearing 1909 pattern Service Coats with a fold down collar, while others are wearing the new 1911 Service Coat with  the stand collar.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:34 AM

Comparison of the 1909 Service Coat (left) with the 1911 Service Coat (right).

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:35 AM

Wow check out the Japanese Flags there, we tend to forget that Japan was Allies in the Great War.

 

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That's a French soldier standing at far left.



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Posted 05 November 2019 - 06:40 AM

WW2 AAF musician

 

US southwest? Or Mideast/India, even China?
 



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 02:26 PM

Picked up this old photo today. I'm guessing pre-war 1930's to early 40's?. The 258th FA had been a National Guard Unit and was federalized during the war.edens006.jpg


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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:27 AM

107th Engineers, 32nd Division.

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:46 AM

Photo from Internet, DUI from my Collection

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 12:50 AM

Extract from a yardlong photo taken October 25th, 1941 at Fort Benning.

 

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:20 AM

Here is a great photo of the 50th Artillery CAC Band.  This photo was given to my by the daughter of Juho Virta who served with my Grandfather in the 50th.  www.50cac.com  She gave me a number of other photos, documents and letters.  His uniform grouping is out there somewhere as it was given to a collector many years ago and it has changed hands several times.  I would very much like to reunit the grouping with his other items...

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 06:22 AM

Here is a great photo of the 50th Artillery CAC Band.  This photo was given to my by the daughter of Juho Virta who served with my Grandfather in the 50th.  www.50cac.com  She gave me a number of other photos, documents and letters.  His uniform grouping is out there somewhere as it was given to a collector many years ago and it has changed hands several times.  I would very much like to reunit the grouping with his other items...

Here is a photo of the grouping last time it was sold...

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

Here is a band of the 3rd MARDIV. This was taken by my grandfather from his ship when it arrived in Yokohama on the way to Korea in 1961. I love the bass drum art.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:24 PM

Hello

A recent acquisition

 

Louis Fortmann, Jr., Principal Musician, 9th Infantry Division 1895, this from period writing on reverse

 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:55 PM

David  Weir

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:56 PM

manual

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

couple of pages

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