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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:01 PM

Aloha Everyone,

 

This is a detail from a photo of a Mustang artilleryman as an officer in the 1930's.  I'm thinking that this is the 107th Artillery when it was part of the PA National Guard prior to it's disestablishment.

 

Question:  The US collar brass, what are the letters on top?  PNG? Something else?  Is this the 107th Artillery Regiment of the 28th Division (PANG)?  WWI Victory ribbon with 2 stars?

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#2 aznation

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:21 PM

The letters look like PENN to me.

 

 

Is this the 107th Artillery Regiment of the 28th Division (PANG)?

 

Answer:  Yes

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#3 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the reply AZ,

 

Could be PENN

 

When I look at them on the high res scan onscreen I'm still seeing only three letters and last looks like a 'G'.   It almost looks like REG or PEG



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:34 PM

As far as I can see 2 letter state abbreviations did not come about until 1963 so I agree with Penn



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 01:27 PM

Well, that's two votes for PENN vs. my old eyes.......

 

Good enough for me

 

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:27 PM

I’d say Penn as well....neat pic.



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:48 PM

Interesting he's wearing Penn brass but the Federal Eagle on his head gear.

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 10:14 AM

Thanks again fellas,

 

This is an on going research project, one of many, and I'll eventually add him to one of my Pineapple Army topics.  I was wondering about the ribbon with stars too as I have photos of him as an artillery PFC with the 11th Artillery Brigade (Hawaiian Division) at Schofield Barracks in 1928 and later as a Major on Okinawa in 1945 with many redleg photos in-between (1930's)

 

Is that a victory ribbon?

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

Interesting he's wearing Penn brass but the Federal Eagle on his head gear.

As far as I am aware, that is a correct cap badge for a National Guard officer of that period. 



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:37 PM

Indeed they are, NG Officers as atb stated, wear the standard U.S. Army Officers Cap Device. Here but a few examples posted around on the forum

 

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