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#1 okidonn

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:27 PM

This is a June 1945 photo of what is identified as an E7 female Marine, looking for confirmation as to the identification?  Would an E7 female be called a Gunny back in WWII?   64700751_2386346678352973_1314099652856905728_o.jpg



#2 Bruce Linz

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 02:49 PM

That is not a Woman Marine. She is a WAC and her rank is Technical Sergeant. Marines did not wear collar disks during WWII.


Edited by Bruce Linz, 16 July 2019 - 06:35 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:50 AM

I agree this is a WAC not a Marine. The collar disc instead of EGA is the give away.

Bruce, I think you meant to say Marines did not wear collar discs.

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#4 Lee Ragan

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

And just for the record, in 1945 there was no such thing as an "E-7", she was a Tech Sgt. which was in the 2nd grade. The pay grade numbering system in use today didn't come along till about 1947 or so.




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