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#1 36-tex

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:34 PM

HERE ARE THREE UNKNOWNS. THE FIRST IS ON LEATHER AND I WOULD SAY USAAF RELATED. I ALSO SHOT A CLOSE-UP OF THE "ARTIST" NAME.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:36 PM

NUMBER 2. CAME WITH A CHUNG PATCH AND OTHER CHINESE RELATED INSIGNIA.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 02:37 PM

NUMBER 3. A RED DISC WITH AN ADDED BORDER FROM A OVERSEAS CAP. ON THE BACK IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE TRIED TO ID IT, BUT I CAN NOT MAKE IT OUT.

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 04:42 PM

HERE ARE THREE UNKNOWNS. THE FIRST IS ON LEATHER AND I WOULD SAY USAAF RELATED. I ALSO SHOT A CLOSE-UP OF THE "ARTIST" NAME.


Can't tell you the unit, but there is only one Andrew Sprague listed in the NARA database. No Andy Sprague listed. This can give you a starting point.

Field Title Value Meaning
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 32252399
NAME SPRAGUE#ANDREW#F######## SPRAGUE#ANDREW#F########
RESIDENCE: NEW YORK
RESIDENCE: CHAUTAUQUA
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT FT NIAGARA YOUNGSTOWN NEW YORK
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 07
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 03
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION Private
GRADE: Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION BI# Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
BRANCH: CODE 00 Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
LONGEVITY ### ###
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life
NATIVITY 23 NEW YORK
YEAR OF BIRTH 19 19
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen
EDUCATION 0 Grammar school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 678 Undefined Code
MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 7 Selectees (Enlisted Men)

#5 Bill K

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:42 PM

Hi,
I'd say the 1st one might actually be Navy. I believe the bomb is a torpedo, have a look at the back. There is spinning propeller, looks too large for the arming propeller on a bomb.

The 3rd one is for the 301st Ordnance. I have one of these too, not sure if it's a company or a battalion.

Bill

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Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:48 PM

Hi,
I'd say the 1st one might actually be Navy. I believe the bomb is a torpedo, have a look at the back. There is spinning propeller, looks too large for the arming propeller on a bomb.

The 3rd one is for the 301st Ordnance. I have one of these too, not sure if it's a company or a battalion.

Bill


I wasn't sure if that was part of the cloud bank or spinning prop. Interesting patch however.


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