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Patches in action: Photos of SSI being worn by the troops.

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#1 Teamski

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:58 AM

I would like to start a thread that will feature photographs of troops wearing SSI. I believe this would be a great reference for verifying patch wear and with some photos, possibly be able to show specific versions of the patches themselves. I invite other collectors to post photographs of troops wearing SSI. These can be portraits, photos in the field, etc..... Let's see them!

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:00 AM

36th Engineer Brigade, France 1944.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:01 AM

2nd Armored Division woolie....

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:19 AM

Gertrude Moller on the right wearing the AAC patch embroidered on wool.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:16 AM

This is another 2nd Armor woolie shown on the cover of LIFE Magazine July 7, 1941.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:20 AM

Early pin wheel AAC patch shown in LIFE Magazine April 6, 1942.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

Aviation cadet OS cap patch LIFE Magazine April 8, 1940.

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Aviation cadet OS cap patch and SSI with black background LIFE Magazine July 7, 1941. This is a Camel Cigarette ad.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

LIFE Magazine May 4, 1942 US Instructors training Chinese Army Officers at Thunderbird Field, Arizona.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:42 AM

LIFE Magazine SEPT 8, 1941 Armor School officer student with 1st Armor DIV patch on left breast.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:48 AM

LIFE Magazine June 15, 1942 2nd Cavalry DIV.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:08 AM

LIFE Magazine MAR 16, 1942 - Basic Training 9th INF DIV.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

Excellent! Keep them coming! Thanks Craig!

173rd Airborne Brigade, Vietnam. Patch looks merrowed to me.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:18 PM

Brigadier General William Marlin, CO, 62nd Field Artillery Bde, 37th Infantry Division, 1937

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:26 PM

I always liked this photo. This is Patten talking to McAuliffe after the Battle of the Bulge. Now who is going to tell the General that he still has his old 1st Armored Corps patch on! I love it. I also like how wild the links look on the patch.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:08 PM

This is a great thread Eric! Here are 2 from the 2nd Infantry Division.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:09 PM

Another 2nd ID
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 02:58 PM

Here is a neat shot of a 2nd Infantry Division patch. Looks theater made.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

Here is a neat shot of a 2nd Infantry Division patch. Looks theater made.

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Looks like a pre-war wool on wool or felt on felt patch to me. Note the size of the star and how the points reach the edge of the shield; especially true since it's on an M-1941 field jacket. I doubt that obtaining a "theater-made" SSI was that important at the time.

I've seen the photo in post #15. I believe the caption includes that the GI closest to the camera is a KIA.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

A 63rd Infantry Division GI.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

this shows the EX NAVY SSI being worn as a combat patch and the 10th Div (no mountian tab) also the General is wearing a Glider badge

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

nice group shot, some 8th AAF SSI and the Marine is wearing a 1st MAW SSI

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:36 PM

Close up of MAW SSI

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:42 PM

361st ENG General Service RGT, Persian Gulf Service Cmd.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:46 PM

Spearhead VOL 3, 1946 5th Marine DIV during the occupation of Japan.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:47 PM

Great shots Patchrat!

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