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  1. I'll try and locate again, what I found. Look...I dont profess to be an expert on ANYTHING. In posting, I was echoing what I had discovered in researching an item I knew little about when I obtained it; that is that the early (pre-1943) one sided coverall that was developed was an Army only item, and that as development improved, the two sided version was developed BY THE ARMY, for use by the Marine Corps. I dont own, nor have I ever claimed to own a one sided coverall! This is not directed at you AT ALL, but JEEBUS!!! What kind of person gets this personally fired up over a 70 year old unifor
  2. Cuff Buttons..... Suspenders cut out on tan side, as was common Only other marking; 38R stamped inside under thr collar Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  3. In doing my research, I found several examples of Army vs Marine Corps versions. When the Army made these for the Marines, the Marines specifically requested the reversible pattern for use in beach/jungle operations. (Because Marines are special) By the time the Army got around to using these in Europe, they discovered that, strangely enough, the French/Belgian/German countryside was fairly void of deserts and beaches, eliminating the need for reversible camo. Its kind of like anything below my belt line. I havent seen what's down there in years...but I know from experience it exists. Sen
  4. Newest addition to the uniform collection is this original and very salty US Army frog skin camouflage, one piece cover all combat uniform. This specific one piece coverall was manufactured by the United States Army in the early half of the Second World War for use by the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific. This is the reversible green side to tan side. The US Army version was green side only and was used for only a short period of time in the European theater following the D-Day invasion after several GI's were lost to Friendly Fire incidents when they were mistaken for Waffen SS. The
  5. Those are some beautiful jackets! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  6. Yep! This one's definitely a keeper! And one hell of a regimental history, to boot! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  7. This is easily, one of the coolest distinctive insignias I've ever found! This 14th Inf Regt of the 71st Inf Div screwback DUI features a pre-WW2 NS Meyer hallmark. The photo doesnt do this one justice! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  8. Excellent...Thank you! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  9. Can anybody help identify this screwback DUI? Im going with 3rd ID, but I cant nail down the specific sub-unit. Thanks! Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  10. It could be...I know the 85th was a towed 105mm Howitzer group. I also have several small B&W photos that came with the jacket. They are all photos of artillerymen in the field, some dated 1952 on the back. I know that the Seven Steps To Hell patch was unauthorized for wear. I'm guessing that this was this soldiers coming home uniform, and that perhaps he left the 85th Field Artillery DUI's on the epaulettes. The other mystery is a set of Sterling Pinback jump wings that were in an envelope stapled to the jacket. My father told me that when he was promoted to NCO while in Germany, he was
  11. Thank you! This is actually my 2nd Occupation of Germany Ike jacket. The other in my collection belonged to my father. He was stationed at Bad Hersfeld, Germany with the 7th Army/63rd Engineer Batallion Combat during Operation Gyroscope, 1956-1959. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  12. New mannequin display. 1945 pattern Ike to a WW2/Korean War service/Occupation of Germany veteran, in the 85th Field Artillery Batallion of the 7th Army. It's missing one 85th FA Bn DUI, the Artillery collar disc and a set of sewn bullion 3 tour overseas hashmarks on the left sleeve above the service stripe. (Currently seeking replacements!) This jacket features the red artillery rope on the right sleeve, rayon Corporal chevrons and green epaulette leadership tabs. Ribbons are Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, the US Army Good Conduct first award, WW2 Victory and Army of Occupation
  13. Seriously. Nobody has bullion. I'm the only guy? Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
  14. Not sure if this has been done before, but let's see who has bullion out there. Ill kick it off with mine. This German made bullion 7th Army patch is accompanied by this very rare German made bullion SEVEN STEPS TO HELL patch. Both insignia grace an extremely nice, German tailored 1945 pattern Ike jacket in my collection belonging to a WW2 7th Army veteran who was stationed post-war in Hammelberg, Germany with the 85th Field Artillery Batallion. Sent from my SM-G930P using Tapatalk
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