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#1 Ricardo

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:58 PM

Hi All,

Please, show your U.S. Dog Tags! Any Era!!! thumbsup.gif

Thanks!

Best regards,

Ricardo.

WW2 USMC Dog Tags:
 

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#2 Ricardo

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:08 AM

466th Bomb Group (Heavy) Navigator’s dag tags:

 

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:31 PM

Some of mine.Army-last W.W.1 tag is to a 1st.Lt. 109 Inf.,next W.W.2 is named to Helen Heydt,first 2 sets in second row are to same guy. 1 set is the early type with his home address.
U.S.M.C./U.S.M.C.R./U.S.N.R.-W.W.1 U.S.M.C.,2 W.W.2 U.S.M.C.R. and 2 W.W.2 U.S.N.R. Rich A.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:17 PM

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Hi Daan,

Nice early dogtags!!

FYI: I found some info on the first one's owner

Name WILLIAM J DITTY
Birth05 Mar 1910
Death 22 Aug 1999
Last Residence(V) 18067 (Northampton, Northampton, PA)
SSN (172-01-3419 )
Issued Pennsylvania

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#5 Allan B

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:20 PM

Hi All,

I believe these come from a 2nd Infantry Division guy, but couldn't even get a basic hit on NARA.

I would truly love to confirm that he was 2nd Infantry Division. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards

Allan

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#6 Greg Sebring

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:08 PM

Here is a set my dad had along with a good "Dog Tags" link.

http://home.att.net/...w2_dog_tags.htm

Greg

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:06 AM

Hi Carl,

Thanks but i allready had that information, i meant that i don't know in what unit he was in, in what campaigns he took part, etc. Maybe it helps if i send a Form180.

Regards Daan

FYI: I found some info on the first one's owner

Name WILLIAM J DITTY
Birth05 Mar 1910
Death 22 Aug 1999
Last Residence(V) 18067 (Northampton, Northampton, PA)
SSN (172-01-3419 )
Issued Pennsylvania

Friendly regards
Carl



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Posted 09 January 2007 - 08:59 AM

The following is a set of dog tags I bought at an estate sell a couple of years ago. I got several other items as well. From the paperwork I determined the GI was the Company Clerk. This is a guess but I think he may have been the one that made the dog tags. It looks like everytime there was a change in the tags he made one for himself and kept all of them. I have tried to put them in a logical order. Any comments are welcome.

The first item is an Addressograph Name Plate that was used for personnel records. I also got a so-so impression from it.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:01 AM

Dog Tags:

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 09:02 AM

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#11 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 08:48 PM

This topic could almost be posted anywhere, but I thought this was a good spot for it since without your dogtags, you could be considered " out of uniform ".

If you have dogtags that are interesting or you just want to " show them off " put em here! We would love to see them.


Here is my first contribution :

This dogtag belonged to Col. Henry Mucci of the 6th Army Rangers . His unit liberated the Cabanatuan POW camp in the Philippines during WWII. Their actions were imortalized in the book " GHOST SOLDIERS " and in the movie " THE GREAT RAID " . This tag came from Mucci's estate sale in Florida after he died not long ago. The leather thong is original to the tag .

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:01 PM

Dogtag to Major ( Later Lt General ) Reginald H. Ridgely of the 4th Marines . He was captured on Corregidor and spent 3 1/2 years in a POW camp. This tag was obtained from the estate of a Chaplain who was in the same camp. I dont know how he ended up with the tag.

I corresponded with Ridgely's grandson and the family still has the other matching tag!!!

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:02 PM

Awesome dog tag! I have a dress uniform from one of the soldiers that was rescued in that raid. It was also purchased in Florida.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 09:05 PM

WWII US Army dogtag and German Stalag XIIA dogtag to PFC William Valiant who served with the 377th Infantry , 95th Division . He was captured 11/14/44 and spent the rest of the war as a POW.


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Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:36 AM

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Hi kastauffer, thanks for starting this dogtag loop, here is a pair from my collection. They belonged to Jack L. Schall, #475766, USMCR, 12/42, whats really neat about them is the etched thumbprint on the reverse of both tags. The brass coin is a five cent token from the post exchange at Corregidor, obviously this is pre take-over by the Japanese. Sorry to say I know nothing of the history of Mr Schall or the tags. Cheers ( Lewis )

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 04:49 AM

I do not have these in my collection. The grouping was broken up and I have the vets diary. If any of you guys have these and want to work out a trade or sell them outright, let me know!

The veterans name is Willis Dietrich and he was a chauffer with the 98TH AERO SQUADRON. It is interesting that there are two different squadrons shown and he winds up in a third.


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#17 Jeffrey Magut

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 05:20 AM

Here's one of my favorites: dogtags and ID bracelet to Sgt. Henry A. Balensifer, of Co C. 101st Field Signal Battalion, 26th Division.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:38 PM

Technically not a dog tag, but an interesting item nonetheless.

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The engraving reads:

Samuel F. Jones
Captain
MC USR
AEF


I've made an initial attempt at research, but no luck so far.

Bill

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#19 Gil Sanow

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:20 PM

Technically not a dog tag, but an interesting item nonetheless.

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The engraving reads:

Samuel F. Jones
Captain
MC USR
AEF


I've made an initial attempt at research, but no luck so far.

Bill


I strongly recommend you fellows obtain a copy of Paul Braddock's book on the subject. I think they are in the $20-25 range, plus postage. He'll gladly autograph it to you. Contact him at [email protected]

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:59 PM

Here is my Great Uncles dog tags from WWII. We called him Uncle Andy for some reason and Andy is not even in his name anywheres. I have these in a rotating plexyglas case with his field knife, EIB, Infantry collar disc, and compass. I have his patch somewhere also but have to find it.
 

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:58 AM

hello/bonjour.
my ID Tag collection WWI. 'to find' in sailliant st Mihiel sector (south).
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all the 105 th TMB - 30 th DI (USNG)

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all units DI. (US-USNG-USNA-USMC)

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:52 AM

WOW!! That is an impressive grouping of WW1 identity items.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:11 AM

Here's a set of WW2 Marine tags on what I think is the remnants of the original wire plastic type cord. I picked the tags up at a local gunshow here in Ohio and don't know anything about the soldier.
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Here is a tag from a young sailor named Clarence Hurst. He entered the service in June 1918 and only lived another 7 months. Sadly he died of pneumonia at Great Lakes in Jan 29, 1919.
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Here is a set of tags to a WW1 nurse who served with the AEF in France. I have her 400 picture photo album which documents her service fairly well.
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And a set of tags to a Company K, 332nd Infantry Regiment soldier who served in Italy during WWI. It came with the red-white-blue cord. I have a second set of tags to another 332nd soldier that also has the same type cord.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 06:56 PM

hello/bonjour.
my ID Tag collection WWI. 'to find' in sailliant st Mihiel sector (south).
@+ solcarlus

all the 105 th TMB - 30 th DI (USNG)



WOW!!!! Were all the tags found together?? I wonder if they were discarded as a group , when regulations in the AEF dictated that the soldiers unit was not supposed to be on their dogtags.

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 10:33 AM

hello Kurt
indeed, all the ID Tag of 105 HT TMB were found at the same place, with out front line but unfortunately, no collar disc .
salutations solcarlus


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