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  1. Wondering if anyone collects these. I don't collect military items but if I begin I think I want to collect psychological operations leaflets. I'd be willing to trade military items I come across for leaflets as well. I usually come across tons of military stuff in my travels. Please let me know if you have any to sell or trade, ty
  2. Here are some of the other things I pulled out of the same unit This I researched on Ebay and it is 1941 This was a second holster which I think is WWII? I already sold the ammo can at the flea market and other items, the second holster I think is Air Force but the two wouldn't be related right? The person whose unit this was was actually law enforcement at one time and xmilitary There was a ton of ammo things but I really know nothing about guns. Someone from the flea market told me that it is reloading stuff. There are what I think are "pencil"? point ammo that are brass but only
  3. His focus later was architectural photography, if he was a draftsman and went to school as an engineer I bet his writing style was different. I'm a bit all over the place but I'm trying to figure out clues, maybe I'm just totally off I'm not sure but it's interesting Wiki -Technical Drawing , also known as Drafting, is the practice of creating accurate representations of objects for technical, architectural and engineering needs. A practitioner of the craft is known as a draftsman, (or draughtsman in the UK), and recently, "drafter". Today the mechanics of the drafting task have been great
  4. oh wow look at the "U" it looks like block lettering at the bottom, like _ instead of a curve His WWI draft card says employment "draftsman" and the company is General Electric. I wonder if his writing style could be determined that way The "U" and "D" are exact from the WWI card. His "D" hangs over the I (hard to explain typing) and the U is a block. The A is also a block letter but his draft card has a different style A
  5. I was looking at the writing style from his WWII draft card which is print(ancestry.com) and I noticed the "D" and the "N" on the holster seem similiar. The "E" looks a lot different On Ancestry.com there is also a boat passenger document that shows Fay S. coming from Villefranche, France arriving in NY on 27 Sep 1934. So he was definitely in France
  6. "The holster is a cavalry version, it is missing the leg strap but is still in overall nice shape. " BKW I'm sorry for my ignorance I don't know what cavalry version means
  7. another question I have is this. When I was in the military we wrote out our own names on field equipment. Was this the same in the past? Was it likely that the F.S. Lincoln this belonged to wrote this out or would someone else have written it and gave it to him? I was looking at his second Draft card on Ancestry.com (for WWI) which was in print not script and looking at Fay S. Lincoln's writing style and the "N" and the "D" looked kind of similiar to the holster but I'm really unsure Do you think the F.S. Lincoln owner of this holster wrote that himself, was it stamped?, or was it written ou
  8. "I think he is Army with the "Aero Division" marking: the Navy at the time had the "Office of Naval Aeronautics, Division of Operations (1914-15)" Admin do you think the F.S. Lincoln in the Naval textbook is related or would that be two seperate branches? I'm a bit confused about the divisions. So you think this F.S. Lincoln was more likely to be Army then Navy? Here is Fay S. Lincoln's draft card that I found on Ancestry.com
  9. I just received a response back from Penn State! FAY was in the military!!! Fwd: Penn State Fay S. Lincoln Collection Dear Christine, Fay S. Lincoln (1894-1975) was a well-known and respected professional architectual/art photographer. He donated his photographic archive to Penn State University in 1973 shortly before his death. However, our collection does not include any of his personal papers or memorabilia. Over the years we have compiled some biographical reference information on Mr. Lincoln (his middle name was Sturtevant) from various photographic history sources--b
  10. Does anyone know if you can gain military records if you are not directly related, or if there is any place to search enlisted names for specific time frames?
  11. oh my gosh I just found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_Sect...S._Signal_Corps "The War Department came under severe criticism, particularly Major Billy Mitchell, acting head of the Aviation Section while its chief was in Mexico. Mitchell defended the service, insisting that the U.S. firms did not produce better aircraft, but the outcry produced several long-term results, including instructing Mitchell in political tactics for which he was later court-martialed. A new agency was also created within the Aviation Section, the Technical Advisory and Inspection Board, headed
  12. It would be wonderful if one of those patches linked with the holster but I cannot be sure since most likely it was a collection. This is getting more interesting though, because I found early aviation photos from Fay S. Lincoln Could this be the same "Aero Division" ? "Establishment of Signal Corps Aviation and World War I Signal Corps Balloon Signal Corps Balloon In 1907, the Aeronautical Division was established within the Office of the Chief Signal Officer of the Army and put in charge "of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines, and all kindred subj
  13. Actually I see now that she must have thought I said "arrow" and not "aero" ok sorry about that, those divisions must not be related. There was a 10 page attachment regarding the inspector J.N.S. and identifying the holster. The only difference I do see is that most of the RIA M1911 Holsters had the stamp on the outside of the leather. This one has the stamp under a flap on the leather, unlike almost all Colt .45 RIA holsters from that time.
  14. The director from RIA was a wonderful help. She took the time to emailed this information to me. I'll see if I can past up the Fay S. Lincoln draft card image here his "D" and his "N" seem very much like the name written on the holster. Copied: "information is attached to verify that your holster is for the M1911 pistol, .45 caliber. Also attached is basic information on the inspector of the holster, JNS, John Nicholas Schmidt. There are two divisions that are listed as "Arrow Divisions." One is the Red Arrow Division, and the other is the Gold Arrow Division. There
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