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#1 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:00 AM

WW1 (?) Portrait Unit?

 

 

I have a large portrait of what I believe to be a WW1 Doughboy

 

I would greatly appreciate any help identifying the unit patch shown below

 

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#2 Lee Ragan

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:11 AM

That's not a unit patch but a qualification patch used by the artillery for gun commander. See catalog no. 517 in Emerson's book on Army chevrons. (Page 370.)



#3 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:39 AM

That's not a unit patch but a qualification patch used by the artillery for gun commander. See catalog no. 517 in Emerson's book on Army chevrons. (Page 370.)

 

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#4 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:03 AM

Would this Doughboy have served stateside or "over there"?

 

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#5 Gil Sanow

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 10:43 AM

Is there a shoulder patch?  If so, overseas.  Any overseas chevrons on the cuff?

 

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#6 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:14 AM

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#7 wwnuttycollector

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 08:15 AM

Is there a shoulder patch?  If so, overseas.  Any overseas chevrons on the cuff?

 

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#8 Gil Sanow

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:12 AM

I see neither SI nor o/s chevrons, so he was probably stateside unless the photos was taken before he went overseas.

 

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 11:10 AM

Based on the "high" crossed cannons on his collar insignia, he belonged to a Coast Artillery unit.



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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:41 PM

Interesting to see he is a corporal, most gun commanders seemed to have been at least Sgts. Too bad theres no unit ID.


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