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Ray42

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  1. ASMIC does not have a cataloged DUI for 8th Bomber Command that I could find. I would highly recommend joining if you have an interest in DUI or patches.
  2. That is a really attractive one, definitely seems German made. Nice!
  3. Thanks, for pointing that out because I never explicitly said it. I believe that the Colorado Military School (CMS) still exists today as the Colorado Military Academy, although they use a different insignia currently.
  4. Are you sure it is a ww2 piece? it doesn't look like it is a front seam and it does not have sewn on straps. My guess is that it is a vietnam vintage helmet in which case my advice would be to get a nice weathered Vietnam era helmet cover to put over it. It will save you a lot of work and look like a decent display piece. That being said I dont really agree with messing with paint unless it is to uncover something that you know is under a layer of paint.
  5. The two enamal 1st cav DUI that I beleive are Japanese made. Intrestingly despite having been a matched pair they are not the same designs because the horse is pretty clearly different on both pieces. The one on the right also is slightly smaller but noticably heavier then the larger example to the right.
  6. The Italian made Civil affairs compared to a lighter blue German made example. Also a better picture showing the screw back and cloth Colorado Military school. The cloth one was found with the ribbon bar pinned through the bottom which I think is neat.
  7. Thanks for the info Wake I had assumed the torch was ROTC although I am a little surprised by the Commander being a Legion piece. Now that I know what to look for I see you are right, I am still surprised that they made such an attractive bullion bordered one. I have decided to start posting better pictures of some of the better pins since the group photo turned out so bad. Hopefully this one shows all of the finer hand engraved details in the areas the CBI that would be white.
  8. Up next are the patches, the Indian made CBI, torch, and commander patches all came from the same CBI grouping. I am not sure what either of the last two patches are for but I assume they are ROTC patches of some sort. The torch is a surprisingly nice embroidered felt example and the comander one has a neat bullion boarder that will probably be lost in the picture posted. Next I found a pretty neat Chinese Aviation Cadet patch. I am not really sure if it is really "american militaria" but it was made in the US for Chinese pilots who were being trained in the US durring WW2 so I think it i
  9. To my frustration I am finding that the picture size was reduced when I attached it and I apologize for the poor quality that it caused, if anyone wants a better picture of any of the pins just ask and I will be happy to post a close up of just that DUI.
  10. Ive been lucky this last month to find some really facinating theater made DUI and a few nicer patches both as groupings and on ebay and I thought some of the more intresting ones would be worth sharing. Starting with the DUI I have managed to find 3 German made variations of the 18th infantry, vertical painted, horizontal pin enamel, and what I eagerly thought was an authentic single clutch back. From an army surplus store I found 3 different variations of Japanese (I think) pins, 2 screw back and one painted pin back. The European Civil Affairs is very interesting to me because I bel
  11. Wow that is a really cool one, thanks for sharing.
  12. Since the question only related to the missing tongue I was looking at a type 9 that he had on the website which he stated was most likely a factory error. I guess maybe it was an unfair comparison since a later variation might have been made without a tongue but I felt like it was a safe bet that if it had happened as a factory error before it could happen again. http://www.101airborneww2.com/eaglepatchcorner.html (picture I was referring to was second up from bottom) But I also agree that the 37th patch and the ribbon rack combined are worth it. It is a pretty cool piece.
  13. The missing tongue is explained on the Eagle Patch Corner as being a factory error. It probably doesnt add much to the uniform besides being an error and an oddity. And you are right Patches, that is the second time that the green and yellow ranks have tripped me up on dating an item. I would definitely see if anything has been added or removed from the uniform. It could make sense as a reserve unit having been replaced with the 101st, however I would say that since everything else looks right for a pacific veteran of the 37th it might be worth getting to the bottom of and restoring to ho
  14. That is what I thought, and I definatly would agree with the 37th patch looking Japanese made the way it is woven in the center like that. Definatly a keeper, esspecilly if it is named. I wonder why he wouldnt have a CIB, surely with assult credit he should have had one.
  15. My guess would be 50's. In the early 1950's the 101st had it's airborne status removed and was a training unit. Whenever I see a 101st patch or helmet decal without the tab I think that it is a safe bet that it is from that era. Still it looks like a nice uniform to a WW2 vet, does his pacific ribbon have assult credit on it?
  16. Well now we know to track the most expensive hemlets on ebay until this pops up. lol That would have been a real find if you had got it.
  17. That is pretty cool, it looks like it was designed so that the wearer could have a head set on under them.
  18. Ok thanks for confirming, I think I will end up returning the shirt since it is clearly not the one pictured and two of the best parts of the uniform are not authentic ww2. Thank you guys for helping me get to the bottom of this weird occurance.
  19. I beleive that one is for the 103rd Engineer Battalion. This is probably just a common case of multiple units using the same motto.
  20. Thank you for replying, I just found from the forum that the 782nd had a similear tab in a very confusingly similear color, do you believe that this is really the oval that I have? And out of curiosity what makes you doubt the airborne tab? I appreciate all information I receive because I am trying to educate myself the best I can on airborne material and on that related note is Heroes in Our Midst still recommended? I was about to get it but held off due to unfortunate events. Honestly the price is what hangs me up also, because if he had wanted to fake a 464th artillery uniform then he
  21. I remember seeing this one, it was nice the majority of the liner seems to be there but torn. It looks really good with the chinstrap positioned over the 3 holes in front like that. Glad to see it found a good home, I personally couldn't tell if it was paint or a transfer when I first saw it.
  22. Unfortunatly I do not have a black light at my appartment I left it at home when I went back to school so I might have to get another one just to check this. And I agree the tab is very funky, although maybe not wrong? It looks very similear to the tabs found above these 17th Airborne patches on eBay and topkickmilitaria, so maybe they went together although I am far from certain of that. This is a pretty weird incedent, but at least some of the people weighing in seem to like it which makes me feel better about it. I am almost tempted to message the seller to see if he had two of the sa
  23. I agree that the first could be a different plane, but the second does look a lot like a P-47D that has the bubble canopy and detachable fuel tanks.
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