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#26 Jeeper704

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 05:10 AM

No, this is just reference material, Andrew.
It makes identification easier for me and others.
I only have a few like the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion and 328th Infantry Regiment.

Erwin

Thanks Jeeper704! Some nice DIs you got there.
Andrew



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Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:52 PM

95th MP Battalion

159th MP Battalion

198th MP Battalion (Kentucky National Guard)

382nd MP Battalion

 

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:29 PM

Hi,

One more ....

504th P.I.R. (Infantry Regiment) - 82nd A/B

http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/3971/overseacapabsh4.jpg

Best regards,

Ricardo.


This is a very nice 504th tunic. However, the DIs are postwar, particularly if the flames are enameled (1952-1968) or incised gold (1968-present). The earliest versions, late 1940s to early 1950s, are pin backed and have flat gold flames.

Bob

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:31 PM

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/640thTDBn.jpg
640th TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/643rdTDBn.jpg
643rd TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/644thTDBn.jpg
644th TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/646thTDBn.jpg
646th TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/656thTDBn.jpg
656th TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/661stTDBn.jpg
661st TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/672ndTDBn.jpg
672nd TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/679thTDBn.jpg
679th TD Bn

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t188/TD-soldier/691stTDBn.jpg
691st TD Bn



Only the 643rd and 644th TD pieces shown are of WW2 vintage. The others were made for collectors. The original 640th TD is similar to the piece shown, but made of plastic.

Bob

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 08:33 PM

No, this is just reference material, Andrew.
It makes identification easier for me and others.
I only have a few like the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion and 328th Infantry Regiment.

Erwin


Of those displayed for reference, the following are repros, fakes/fantasies (made from a photo of a sign, or from an entry in a unit insignia design contest and not chosen, an official drawing but insignia NOT made during WW II, or because some maker dreamed it up because he's smarter than the average collector):

602 (actually depicted is metal for 142nd Tank Bn; design is for 802nd TD, which wore an embroidered design in WW II)
603
605
607 (F/F)
609 (F/F)
611 (F/F)
612 (F) - wore cloth embroidered in WW II, not metal
626 (F/F)
628 (F/F) does not resemble actual design
633 (F/F)
634 (F/F)
640 actual was decal sandwiched in plastic
646 (F/F)
656 (F/F)
661 (F/F)
672 (F/F)
679 (F/F)
691 (F/F)

Looking at these would teach you what not to buy


A good source are the DI books written by Bob Capistrano; he has color pix of actual WW II pieces.

And after I wrote the original entry, I noted that a very modest Bob C. chimed in. Contact him for the books. You can save yourself some big $ and headaches by knowing exactly what to look for. Think of his books as insurance.

Edited by tredhed2, 25 October 2007 - 08:36 PM.


#31 Jeeper704

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 09:26 PM

Thanks for the information.

Maybe it is a good thing I posted them here as it will warn other collectors about these things.

As I stated earlier, I do not have these DUIs in my collection.
I posted them as reference only.

Maybe it would be nice to post the "real" ones next to them?
At least some of us are trying to make a decent reference topic about it and we sure can use some help.

Erwin

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 03:02 PM


1st MP Company

51st MP Battalion

165th MP Battalion (Reorganized as an Air Defense Artillery Unit (1-213th ADA) in the PA-ARNG)

304th MP Battalion

385th MP Battalion

519th MP Battalion

16th MP Brigade (Airborne)

42nd MP Brigade

89th MP Brigade

4th MP Group

 

 

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#33 the.warlord1944

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

These DUI`s are not mine.
But i have the pic`s as reference.

5 th Armoured Division
16 th infantry
15 th infantry

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#34 the.warlord1944

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:56 AM

first one was 16 infantry.
pictures did not come out the way i wanted it.....


Here is 17 th engineer batallion
we pave the way

and 33 rd infantry batallion

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 09:49 AM

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me if there is a website where i can find out what DUIs look like for certain units? Im looking for the DUIs for the 91st Infantry Division but at the moment i dont know what any of them look like. Any help much appreciated, Jon.

#36 Laury Allison

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:41 AM

Hi guys,

Can anyone tell me if there is a website where i can find out what DUIs look like for certain units? Im looking for the DUIs for the 91st Infantry Division but at the moment i dont know what any of them look like. Any help much appreciated, Jon.


Take a look at http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/. Hopefully, you can find at least some of what you are looking for there.

Also, you may want to consider joining the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors (ASMIC). They have a website at www.ASMIC.org. Membership is open worldwide and they publish many catalogs and periodicals concerning insignia. It also provides information about others who share your same collecting interests.

Laury

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 11:58 AM

Thanks Laury

I think it will have to be the ASMIC, unless anyone else knows?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:28 PM

188 th Airborne Batallion

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:30 PM

502 nd Airborne Batallion

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 12:31 PM

508 th airborne Batallion

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:56 PM


DMZ Military Police Company
Korea (circa 1956)

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:15 PM



759th Military Police Battalion

Older DI, possibly WWII. Had the screw in clutchback like you find on collar brss soldered to it

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:17 PM


504th Military Police BN

made by NS Meyer

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:19 PM


504th Military Police Battalion

S-21

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:20 PM


503rd Military Police Battalion

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

41st Infantry

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:13 PM

70th Armor

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 07:15 PM

27th Infantry (I believe that this is 2nd Battalion and 1st Battalion faces the other way IIRC)

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:50 AM

The insignia as depicted was sample approved 16 June 1931 for the regiment. (Sawicki)

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 01:39 AM

27th Infantry (I believe that this is 2nd Battalion and 1st Battalion faces the other way IIRC)


These are worn in pairs so that the wolfhound is facing forward.

Laury


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