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#1 Tomasz70

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 09:01 AM

Dear Forum users, 
Some time ago I purchased this khaki summer cap. Presumably, it was made during WWII, however no definitive proof is visible.
I tried to do some research as regards the name of the former owner - Lt.Col. Sandison, however with no success 
Despite having quite high army rank, he was not mentioned under the sources available for me.
Therefore, I would be very happy finding your kind assistance - maybe you know something more about the mysterious Lt.Col. Sandison, serving within the US Army or US Army Air Force between 1941 and beginning of '50s?
Yours faithfully,
Tomasz

 

 

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#2 Tomasz70

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 09:04 AM

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#3 Tomasz70

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:45 AM

I am still tracing Lt Col. Sandison. And some additional info shows that he was the cavalry officer serving in the Pacific.

http://www.wehrmacht...hlight=sandison

Can you confirm that his unit was the 1 Cavalry Division?

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

There's these topics on him, consensus is he's one Donald C. Sandison, commissioned Reserves in 1935 in the Cavalry.

 

This one here where his whole uniform was posted, but link is dead.

http://www.usmilitar...id/?hl=sandison

 

In this topic there is a suggestion he may have switched to the Armored Forces, but again link to uniform is dead.

http://www.usmilitar...dison#entry3275

 

 

 

SANDISON, DONALD C O-298912 CAV


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 08:13 PM

In 1938 Sandison was in the Reserve 311th Cavalry in Texas, as a 1st Lieutenant he was the regimental officers club secretary and treasurer.

 

https://books.google...andison&f=false

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...valry_Regiment_(United_States)

 

https://en.wikipedia...valry_Division_(United_States)

 


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#6 Tomasz70

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM

I am so happy finding your reply. I always try to identify the original owners of artefacts from my collection. I call it as a recovery of the forgotten history. Once found, all data are written and attributed to specific items. This cap is no longer anonymous then. Thank you very much!
Tom.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

I am so happy finding your reply. I always try to identify the original owners of artefacts from my collection. I call it as a recovery of the forgotten history. Once found, all data are written and attributed to specific items. This cap is no longer anonymous then. Thank you very much!
Tom.

We only wish we can find more on him, those dead links didn't help any :lol:




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