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  1. He is slow to reply, but he might. He's become active again with a refreshed website and has been selling on ebay. I have bought from him before years ago and everything was fine. Rob
  2. Yes it looks like they're faded or ironed a lot on a shirt or fatigue uniform. Rob
  3. The II Corps uniform and 47th Div posted are the same type of chevron, the M1951 (OD embroidered on blue twill). These replaced the M1948 small combat/non-combatant types. Incorrect on the II Corps and probably original to the 47th though it's likely those ribbons are added. The other type you posted on the Tenth Army is an odd variant that pops up, frequently on PTO uniforms, sometimes on ETO, that from here appears to be the green embroidered on green felt. They're kind of mysterious. I believe they are US produced and have not found an explanation for the color. Rob
  4. Incredible group. The amount of field worn Korean pieces you have is fantastic. Based on the khaki uniform you show with 8th Army on the left sleeve and ghost of 6 o/s bars, to answer your question about CBI / 2d Army combo I would say yes, those are WWII (at least, pre - Korea) uniforms. I really like the Korean pieces you show. If you have not found the 92d AFA website, he is mentioned many times: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A92ndafa.homestead.com+bigler&oq=site%3A92ndafa.homestead.com+bigler&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.3183j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 In the photos he is featured in (at least one) he is likely wearing one of the shirts you have. Too cool. Rob
  5. Just so Kurt isn't the only one posting here, I wanted to share this magazine I recently picked up. A detailed magazine type of publication distributed by the Chinese illustrating their fair and generous treatment of prisoners of war. Obvious propaganda shows luxurious life for the captured. Entertaining but very informative. 1953 Published by Chinese People's Committee for World Peace | Peking, China https://www.rcmcollection.com/Archives/UNITED-NATIONS-P.O.W.s-IN-KOREA Rob
  6. Thanks guys. Here's the May 2020 update: https://shoutout.wix.com/so/57N8FO3Sp
  7. I can't recall if I have posted before and am having trouble searching a few things lately with the updates. I constantly update my website as I find new items and continue research and have just added a newsletter function of which the first will be occurring at the end of this month. I have also added the Library & Archives section which I add unique photographs, documents and reference material for viewing or if not scanned, at least so it is known that it exists and I can reference if need be. Check it out and enjoy: https://www.rcmcollection.com/ Thanks, Rob
  8. Adrian - I've just sent you a PM. I have had his son's uniform for years and when I got it, a mess dress white and 4 pocket white came with it. I always assumed they were the son's until reading through another book yesterday there was a note about the use of white mess dress for dinner parties in the Philippines and it got me thinking to check the whites I have. They are marked LCD, so certainly Dill's father's. I went on a feverish research binge and want to order his file, but in short he served from 1915 to 1949 on the Mexican Border, WWI Occupation, and both theaters in WWII including Manila in late 1945 and his last posting was Hawaii. He was awarded a couple Commendation medals. This is based mostly on newspaper articles, though I do have his Louisiana WWI service abstract but it does not mention Border service. What I like about your uniform is it confirms his AAF and ETO service on the label. Thanks, Rob
  9. Thanks all for the comments and revival! It's probably good time lately to do another article. The 1944 dated board is really nice and helps out a lot with storytelling as we can see what was available, the order of precedence, and so on. Rob
  10. The other 'common' 3D type you see are the GEMSCO pattern with big oak leaves and acorns. Similarly these are hallmarked and blank, but if I recall all have been sterling. These look like nickel or rhodium plated (if that was even around). They do not tarnish. As you can see on the back on my 2d award there is a worn spot where copper(?) is showing through, so that may be the base metal. Rob
  11. For me it is just that I have never seen one on a real WWII uniform or in a group - only post war. Rob
  12. It should be noted that these soldiers were discharged in Jan 1951, Oct 1951, and Oct 1955. The later one (bottom of the pile, mostly covered) has the CIB that appears to be a second award with the star broken off. So, we can reason at least by the earliest discharge that these were produced and used prior to 1951.
  13. I believe these to be post WWII as well and see them frequently on Korean War uniforms but never have I seen one on a WWII uniform. The only hallmarked type I have seen of this style is N.S.Meyer. The two loose ones I happen to have are both marked, but the majority I have handled are blank like yours. They seem to fetch decent prices on ebay for a post war badge.
  14. The service number would transition with the individual. Post WWII you see the addition of AF as a prefix, so Bailey's post war number would be AF17120549. I've been revisiting a bit but still don't find a better match. Rob
  15. It looks official from here. Probably a slightly post war issue, I've seen a few similar types to early casualties. One I have was WIA in July 1950 and his paperwork finally caught up to him in 1954. The Bronze Star is likely the blanket award for individuals who were there during the 2 July - 2 November period in 1950. Rob
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