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  1. I picked up a bunch of 5th SFG (A) wing ovals today. They are black with the RVN flag running across like on the beret flash. Could somebody tell me when these were used, or if they were officially used at all? Thanks
  2. Hi, I picked up a Special Warfare Center Patch. It is a cut-edge patch (just like WWII ones). Were these made in the pre-merrowed edge era?
  3. Very nice grouping. Service Command groupings are very overlooked and have some very interesting history (what WWII history isn't interesting?). I like the German souvenirs. I hope it stays together.
  4. Belonging to B Gere, of A Battery 261st Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense). Mr. Gere was a school teacher and librarian in Seaford, Delaware. He was activated with the 261st when they were called up in January 1941. The 261st occupied Fort DuPont and Fort Delaware in Delaware City, DE and Pea Patch Island in Delaware Bay, and also opened up Fort Miles which is now Cape Henlopen State Park.
  5. I would guess he was 175th INF if he was overseas. My friend commanded Company F of the 175th in WWII.
  6. The year dates are not always dates. They are actually prefixes on fiscal year contract numbers. The gauge may have been manufactured later than 1938. With the screw-in instrument light, it is definitely a pre-WWII design, and is just a standard suction gauge for a vacuum system. The vacuum system was for powering the turn and bank (bank portion) and artificial horizons. The carb temp mixture was for detecting carb icing. These could have been on any of the pre-WWII designed aircraft, but you would have to look in the individual aircraft illustrated parts manuals to confirm on which airframes they were installed. Best Regards- Fort Susquehanna, also Forgotten Field Aviation Technical Center
  7. I have found a WWI-era screw-back EM Engineer Collar Disk. Above the castle, where a unit number goes, is 3F. I have searched and not found anything on this marking. Any ideas? Thanks!
  8. A local find: The uniform was worn home by Howard Devoe, who was Ross H Devoe in the enlistment archives and in the 115th Morning Report spread sheet. However, found in the armpit was a hand-written name L E Rhodes. Rhodes appears in Anti-Tank Company of the 115th Regiment, and on the Morning Report spread sheet as Rhoden. Anybody have any insight into uniforms moving around within a Regiment in WWII, or the 29th ID in particular? http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06313.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06314.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06315.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06316.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06317.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06318.JPG http://www.fortsusquehanna.com/namedartifact/DSC06319.JPG
  9. It is a six-sided fort, green in color. In the center is a white star. At the bottom is a braided rope, alternatively blue and brass (or gold). Perhaps an engineer regiment? I'd appreciate any help. I can get a photo tomorrow.
  10. That rear lower box is definitely a KD box- note the three production breaks on the side of the body and the narrow aperture for the center door in the rear. The forward bulkhead is a KD bulkhead- you can tell by the size of the aperture and the reinforcements about the middle of the door left and right- they are hat channel for mounting the interior wall on the KD and supporting the upper stretcher rack attach points. The contours of the sides and roof suggest the original contours of the KD box; maybe they were applied over original sheet metal. The strength of the KD body is in the wood supports in the sides and roof, and the rigidity provided by the front bulkhead and the two door striker stanchions at the rear (missing here). So there might actually be original wood and sheet metal holding up whatever is on the rear upper part of the body. You just can't tell from the photos. You should save it if you can. They are a rare truck and it is pretty neat to have lockable storage for all your alcohol and sleeping bags when "living history."
  11. Maybe Army Reserve SF- 12th Group was out there before they were deactivated. 19th Group was National Guard in Colorado.
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