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#1 Ronald

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 07:12 AM

Does anyone have info and pics of prewar US Army private stripes for ranks 2nd, 3rd and 4th class?
Thank you

#2 Justin B.

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:23 AM

Not sure what you mean, are you referring to the PFC specialist stripes with added rockers?

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 08:30 AM

Yes. Apologize for not explaining more clearly:)

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 11:52 AM

There are some pictures in this thread:

http://www.usmilitar.../?hl=specialist



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 12:48 PM

Pre-War Musician's Specialist insignia with rocker worn by a member of the 29th Infantry Division band at Fort Meade, 1941.

 

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:06 PM

And a Technical Sergeant, with Musician specialist insignia, standing next to a PFC Specialist 3rd class. Same time and unit.

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:26 PM

One more 29th Infantry Division photo from 1941.  A PFC Specialist 5th Class on the far left, from the 54th Field Artillery Brigade.

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#8 Lee Ragan

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:29 PM

Does anyone have info and pics of prewar US Army private stripes for ranks 2nd, 3rd and 4th class?
Thank you

If you want the story on these chevrons, get yourself a copy of Emerson's book on Army chevrons.



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Posted 30 December 2019 - 07:46 PM

Here's another one with the musician stripes, Sergeant, and this on a post V-E Day discharged GI of the 3rd Division.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 12:25 PM

Communications section at Fort Shafter, T.H. circa 1940 - Specialist Chevrons (and as an added bonus, on army Blues in Hawaii)

 

HQ Company, 21st Infantry Regiment 'Gimlets', Hawaiian Division (24th ID), Hawaiian Department

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:30 PM

Communications section at Fort Shafter, T.H. circa 1940 - Specialist Chevrons (and as an added bonus, on army Blues in Hawaii)

 

HQ Company, 21st Infantry Regiment 'Gimlets', Hawaiian Division (24th ID), Hawaiian Department

Now that's really interesting, they made these in branch colors for blues!

 

Is there any photos of them around the Ranks Forum?



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:51 AM

Now that's really interesting, they made these in branch colors for blues!

 

Is there any photos of them around the Ranks Forum?

 

I have to think these type chevrons would be very rare and difficult to find.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 09:43 AM

I agree with KurtA, this has to be an extremely rare chevron.  This is a first for me to see this chevron worn on the dress blue uniform.  Does anyone have an example of one in branch colors?



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:43 PM

I now have Emerson's Chevron book at my bedside :lol:

 

So I Checked it out, he depicts only two examples of these Color Specialist ranks in the operative chapter for this time frame. A Signal Corps Specialist 6th Class and a Specialist 4th Class Mechanic, this is the one with those Crossed Hammers. Both are applique.

 

SC, of course with Orange device, chevron and rocker, with it having thin White piping along the chevron and rocker, the Mechanic is all in Red, Coast Artillery and or Field Artillery, perhaps Mechanic Specialists could be found in other branches, thus the full color ones for Mechanic could then be found in other colors???



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:19 PM

Hey notice he's wearing the shoulder patch on his blues, that was supposed to be a No No.

 

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:32 PM

I've never seen this type of chevron before!? When were they first instituted and then discontinued in the service? Were they only for musicians and band members? Does anyone have a picture of an example in their collection they'd like to share?.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:38 PM

I've never seen this type of chevron before!? When were they first instituted and then discontinued in the service? Were they only for musicians and band members? Does anyone have a picture of an example in their collection they'd like to share?.

Thanks,

Hunt

Hunt are You talking about the 30s specialist ranks in general  or branch colored specialist ranks as seen here on the man in Blues?



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:44 PM

30's Specialist ranks in general, but I am interested in branch colored specialist ranks as well! I haven't heard of both before.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:30 AM

30's Specialist ranks in general, but I am interested in branch colored specialist ranks as well! I haven't heard of both before.

Thanks,

Hunt

In that case there are quite a few topics floating arond on the type here's two of them.

 

http://www.usmilitar...-rank-chevrons/

 

 

http://www.usmilitar...rons-1920-1942/

 


Edited by patches, 14 January 2020 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:49 AM

Here is a picture of a 3rd Cavalry trooper assigned to 1st Squadron Headquarters Troop in 1941 with the Specialist 3rd class chevrons.

 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:12 PM

In that case there are quite a few topics floating arond on the type here's two of them.

 

http://www.usmilitar...-rank-chevrons/

 

 

http://www.usmilitar...rons-1920-1942/

 

 

Thanks patches! I'll give them a look! 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:27 PM

Ah Ha, I Knew I Posted a Photo Find :D

 

http://www.usmilitar...ook-march-1941/

 



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:33 PM

From my Schofield Barracks photo archive to show an example of the Specialist rank (mechanic) in contemporary use.
 
Private First Class, Specialist 6th Class Mechanic
Earl E. Parker, 10/02/1926
Headquarters Battery, 8th Field Artillery
Schofield Barracks studio, Territory of Hawaii
 
He is also wearing a No-So Hawaiian Division (24th) patch.

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