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#26 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:18 PM

Great thread! I will try to add some shortly...in the meantime, does anyone else agree that this is worth being pinned? I'm sure we'll accumulate plenty more images for a sizeable topic. Valuable reference indeed...

First - Kiska task force. Love the chevrons in the helmet net, too. I may have even pulled this one off the forums here. I think at least one GI has the Kiska patch as a combat patch.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/kiska.jpg

Rob

Edited by Captainofthe7th, 27 May 2010 - 05:23 PM.


#27 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

Lots of 2nd ID here. Here comes some Ceris-Normandie photos...
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/909.jpg

1st Army
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/1037.jpg

And I've only gone through about the first quarter of the first set of 3000 photos...I've got time on my hands :)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:58 PM

Korean War Photos....

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:58 PM

....Korean War...

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#30 Captainofthe7th

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

3rd Ranger Co in Korea (out of Stanton's book I think)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/3rdRangerCompany3rdInfantryDivision.jpg

7th ID Korea (17th Regt from Rocket Robert's page...I think this was "Co C buddy")
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/korea_scan_016.jpg

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

4th Infantry Division.....

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

3rd Ranger Co in Korea (out of Stanton's book I think)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/3rdRangerCompany3rdInfantryDivision.jpg

7th ID Korea (17th Regt from Rocket Robert's page...I think this was "Co C buddy")
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/Captainofthe7th/korea_scan_016.jpg

Rob


The correct unit designation is 3rd Ranger Infantry Company (Abn); also many GIs in the KISKA TF wore the same SSI on both shoulders

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:25 PM

Some more WWII GI's.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:59 PM

....Korean War...

LOVE the colored photos!! Lets the youngsters know that it was just black/white back in the day!!!

#35 Teamski

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:12 AM

Folks of the Eastern Defense Command searching a U-Boat crew at Fort Miles, DE.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:12 AM

A pair of lucky 2nd Service Command souls looking through the U-Boat crew's socks....

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#37 Proud Kraut

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:15 AM

Nice thread, Ski! Recently I did a little research on the local German and Allied POW camps. Among others I found this picture online at the German Federal Archives.

Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1991-017-34 / Unknown / CC-BY-SA

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:16 AM

Hawaii... 1920's or 1930's... believed to be a member of C Company, 3rd Engineers.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:43 AM

Picture from the Berlin Airlift. Seems that the guy in the center has a Labrador NE Canada Cmd patch on his right sleeve. Unfortunately I can't identify the patch on his left sleeve. Anybody?

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

92nd Infantry Division doctor doing his best.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:52 PM

SWPA and US Forces South Atlantic patches seen here.....

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:56 PM

Tank Destroyer patch on this LT.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:42 PM

Here's another example of the early AAF "pinwheel" patch being worn. The veteran served in the 67th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group.

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss261/frankeaton01/USMF/Photos/7e0e3d21.jpg

http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss261/frankeaton01/USMF/Photos/01ba38cf.jpg

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

A 17th Airborne trooper.....

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

A Korean War promotion....

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:29 PM

A 30th Infantry Division medic....

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

Some mysteriously happy 69th Infantry Division GI's.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 04:47 PM

34 Infantry Division....

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:08 PM

Gregg let me add the picture of his uncle to this thread. A good example of using snaps to attach a patch to the uniform to facilitate easy removal for laundering. Great photo, hey? Thanks Gregg!

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:39 AM

A WWII C-47 Pilot being honored. Looks like he is wearing a yellow on black "Airborne" tab above his 9th Air Force Patch.

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