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  1. The last 2 helmets are Bulgarian Model 38 black and model 51/72 with the purple ink 58 size stamp Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  2. A small contribution, paired multipiece wool, only one rocker Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  3. RobS.

    Winged prop

    A very finely tailored uniform for a sergeant. What are the buttons made of? Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  4. RobS.

    Winged prop

    He may be an enlisted Pilot. The US trained enlisted men who were airplane mechanics to fly planes from the factory to the front. The way the patches are partially machine embroidered they may be from after the war to interwar period. To see the other sleeve and collar brass would help. The position of the wings is correct. There is a uniform like this at Wright Patterson, you can just see the wing on the right sleeve. Rob Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  5. Can you show the backs? Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  6. The only airforce personnel that I know go to jump school are PJ's and Combat controllers. I think the first beret may be. Combat controller, CCT or sometimes called Air commando. The are a rather obscure special operator used to control air strikes. They wear a scarlet red beret, although I don't know when that started, and like many spec ops, may have been unofficial at first. With the flash on the right, he may have been a RVN advisor. This is conjecture because I have never seen a beret exactly like this. Rob Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  7. You can eliminate the 508th. I have a complete 3rd anniversary yearbook printed in Frankfurt Germany, October 1945. No "Way" as an officer in that PIR. I looked 3 times to be sure. Perhaps others have a yearbook from the other regiments or division HQ. Don't give up. Pins get taken off and put back on all the time. They could be completely wrong. It is also possible to move down in rank after the war if he stayed in. The way the pocket is monogrammed with his initials suggest a field grade or higher rank. Rob. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  8. The lower eagle is facing the arrow heads. They are not supposed to do that. I have heard of this, but never seen one. A rare variant. Called a war eagle. NS Meyer has made a lot of colonel's eagles, I don't think this is an accident. Rob. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  9. They are in training with the non flying transports in the background. The cap badges are early war. 2 guys in pic 1 have ovals with no wings. Very dark middle with a lighter, but not white border. I would guess 507th PIR. Try taking a digital photo of the captain collar brass with the most High resolution camera you have and zoom in on the pic. If there was too much shine on the badge when the photo was taken, it might not be readable. Rob. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  10. See if you can get high magnification on the officers collar brass. It appears to be numbered. Rob Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  11. I have a friend who was a sergeant in the 10th SF in the 50's. He has his original uniform and his jump wings have all the details buffed out. I had seen this before and asked him why? He said that they did that to their own wings because they thought it looked cool. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  12. I have read stories of infantry colonels awarding themselves the CIB and asked later to take them off. He may have felt self conscious wearing it. He was initially only a batalion commander and a Lt. colonel to start the invasion in Africa. He became a Colonel when the 3rd and 4th batalions formed and the group was termed task force Darby. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  13. 2 thoughts on this uniform. 1 the enlisted good conduct medal and Korean war service. He could have had a earlier army career and discharge with a different army serial number and DD 214, hence explaining some of the unrepresented medals and airborne training. There was a guy near me who fought in Korea as a marine then joined the army later to fly helicopters and got the CMH in Vietnam. 2 he flew attack helicopters possibly in support of Navy Seals, The badge is being worn in the position of foreign wings and may not represent his completion of BUD/S. Just a couple of guesses. Very complete
  14. Your beret looks very nice. thank you for showing an example. I am not a seller and the ARVN police beret is part of a grouping from a navy riverboat crewman who was an advisor. It will stay with the grouping. If you have an example or a picture of a vietnam green beret for a US soldier I would like to see it. Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
  15. This is a ARVN field police beret obtained from a vet Sent from my moto z3 using Tapatalk
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