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#1 AZPhil

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:03 PM

Hello All,

 This is from a 8th AF ball turret gunner who also served in the regular Army in late 30's early 40's prior to going to the USAAF, He was KIA on April 13th 1944 on a mission to Schweinfurt.

 Could someone tell me if this is AAF or USA?

 Thanks

 Semper Fi

Phil

Charles Eyre purple heart ribbon and medal and service insignia (2).jpg

 I tried to blow it up a bit.

Charles Eyre purple heart ribbon and medal and service insignia (2) 1.jpg

 

 Sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot.


Edited by AZPhil, 22 November 2019 - 07:05 PM.


#2 manayunkman

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:16 PM

It’s USAAF.

Training Command or something like that.

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 07:26 PM

AAF common crest, Technical training command

#4 AZPhil

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 08:31 PM

Thank you Both,

 So Technical trainig command,

 OK I looked that up and see it is a stateside training command.

 So is this a lapel or for the garrison /overseas cap type pin?

 

Semper Fi

Phil


Edited by AZPhil, 22 November 2019 - 08:39 PM.


#5 manayunkman

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 09:26 PM

It’s a distinctive insignia worn on uniform and side hat.

#6 AZPhil

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Posted 23 November 2019 - 12:13 PM

Thank you Sir!

 

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Phil



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Posted 21 December 2019 - 07:18 PM

This DI was still worn after WWII ended, a GI sometime in late 1945 early 1946( Foto from member DutchInfid3I)

 

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 07:45 AM

Thank you Both,

 So Technical trainig command,

 OK I looked that up and see it is a stateside training command.

 So is this a lapel or for the garrison /overseas cap type pin?

 

Semper Fi

Phil

The DI could be worn on the lapel below the collar discs or on the side of an overseas hat. It was the proper configuration to move the DI to the Epaulet/shoulder of the uniform during the post World War II period like in the photo that was posted in this thread by patches  



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Posted 26 December 2019 - 09:06 AM

The DI could be worn on the lapel below the collar discs or on the side of an overseas hat. It was the proper configuration to move the DI to the Epaulet/shoulder of the uniform during the post World War II period like in the photo that was posted in this thread by patches  

Photo probably is from sometime in very late 1946 into 1947, juusst before the AF guys start to wear the new AF EM Ranks on their IKE's




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