Medic & Corpsman Armbands
Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:44 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:46 PM
Posted 04 May 2009 - 07:53 PM
I don't know WW II gear as well as WW I, but my guess is that the brassard with the snaps is post WW I. All of the WW I brassaerds with snaps that I have seen have had only two snaps, one in each corner.
Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:51 PM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:18 PM
Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:05 PM
Thanks for posting the pre-WWI image. It reminded me of this one that I have in my collection. This was one of the first images I bought and it help to get me hooked on collecting Span-Am era images.
Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:36 PM
Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:08 AM
Here's some medics or a hospital unit down on the mexican border in 1916.
looking at the armband on the soldier on the right, the edges of the red cross go all the way to the bottom of the band. May answer someone's earlier question.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:49 PM
This is an unusual photo. The Krag carbine and cartridge belt are most likely the photographer's props.
Edited by New Romantic, 15 July 2009 - 02:00 PM.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 05:08 PM
Some 3rd ID medics and friends.
In "Citizen Soldier" is a photo of US wounded being loaded into a German Medical Halftrack at a US aid station. The caption says the track got stuck on the wrong side of the lines, so they decided to be useful. I wonder how long they were allowed to run around before being stopped or worse !!
Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:23 AM
This is a post WWI version of the same armband, but notice the number and the dated stamp. I do not have this armband in my collection; I believe that Kevin Molinaro (The Medic Guy on eBay) sent it to me. He was very helpful in past dealings I've had with him.
The photograph you have posted there, which was received from Kevin M isn't an original! These are reproductions of WW2 Geneva Convention Brassards that I offer for sale on my website:
Posted 16 July 2009 - 08:03 AM
I believe this is circa 1900, perhaps a few years later as the OD wool uniform wasn't authorized til 1902 and soldiers continued to wear the blue wool uniforms in colder climates. Also the canteens are carried on the haversack strap which was specified for both canteens and haversacks around 1899/1900.
Edited by New Romantic, 16 July 2009 - 08:04 AM.
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