A friend of mine found this a few years and promised it to me. He wanted to hang on to enjoyed for a wile. Well he passed it on to me last week and I wanted to share it. This is the only on I've ever seen. The bars are Coast Art , Submarines , & Mines.
WWII Harbor Net Tender Qualification Badge with Bars
Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:46 AM
Edited by ocsfollowme, 27 November 2019 - 07:46 AM.
Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:14 AM
Now that is beyond cool! Never seen one like it before.....wonder if it is a one of a kind like Steve suggested it may be?
Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:26 AM
Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:32 AM
I would bet that someone removed the pin from the reverse of the sterling pin and glued/soldered it on there. Pretty cool.
Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:33 AM
Do you have a picture of the back?
Where did your friend find it?
Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:35 PM
Posted 29 November 2019 - 09:00 AM
It looks like a standard period Army qualification badge with the Octopus disc applied by a jeweler. It's not sterling and it has the normal pin back style fastner. The Submarine bar looks like it may have been made special. The other bars are the usual kind. Sorry I could not post pictures.
Posted 29 November 2019 - 11:25 AM
Does it say "Submarines," or "Submarine Mines?" Those are two different things. I thought the Army controlled command detonated mines as part of its harbor defense duties. Hence the Army minelaying vessels with their sea going soldier crews.
Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:45 PM
Even though it is the Navy Net Tender Insignia, the Navy didn't use that type of marksmanship pin. The Army did have qualification bars for Submarine mines and mines (although I think at some point, Mines were for Submarine mines).
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