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    US Shoulder Sleeve Insignia WWII 1935-53(?) US manufactured and variations. General US Army military history.

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  1. Hi Team What are your opinions on this arm flag, would it be WWII era or reporduction. cheers Phill
  2. Hi there 3rd Ranger Bn was added to 75th Ranger (Infantry) 1984-86. 1986 was when the 75th Ranger Regt was stood up and the official scrolls of 75th Ranger Regt and 1st,2d and 3d Ranger Bn became authorised. So your example is from the mid to late 80's Phill
  3. Hi Team I agree with Allan The British were very economically driven during the war and as per Allan's comment embroidered on felt/wool or Printed on drill/Canvas the norm. There are some examples of bullion worn in SEAC/CBI,however they are not as well produced as the one shown. Below is a typical British WWII Reconnaissance Cloth Shoulder Title.They tend to be long 4.4 inches and they do not have a border. One has to remember for a British individual to have used a Bullion or colorful patch was regarded as " American looking" and that was frowned upon and discouraged.
  4. e19 posted a link #28 The article has been there for 6 years. The images and article are not mine to publish. It was a proposed design. Phill
  5. I Know that skulls has been labeled as Type I and fat dagger as Type II then the approved Type III. However the original was Primus Bello design which was disapproved. That might not have been in production so the above might be the so called unofficial "Type's?" Open to opinions. Phill
  6. Hi Team Here is a "3rd Type" DUI. Based on Geoff Barkers article from the drop. Apparently its rare than the skulls Type. Skulls are more desirable by collectors. I do have other hallmarked DUI from an ex NZ SAS veteran who worked alongside US SF/US Navy Seals 1960's-70'sand into the 90's and like most operators collected/traded items with various units. The DUI and flash were together. However this early 5th Group flash also came with the group without DUI. The pin holes match the clutch back pins, unsure if the DUI and 5th Flash were together, this is how I received th
  7. Thanks T Would these be from 62-63 period? Phill
  8. Hi team Here is a GEMSCO NY variant . Note the dagger and knife covers the DE and you can just see the R in Liber. It looks like it was glued on? Not as pretty as the other skull variations and quite been there done that look. I gather this will be an earlier type,what years would this have been used? Phill
  9. Hi Pat This patch is from a friend given to him by one of his missile students as he had just been transported from Okinawa (OL-8) where he was a SR-71 fuel technician. Phill
  10. Hi there Original CACW were made of multi piece Goatskin from India. As per Kurt these this a fake or reproduction. Yes it would take an individual some time to do it but never the less it is still a fake. Phill
  11. Hi there Original CACW (Chinese-American Composite Wing) were made of multi piece goatskin leather made in India. Looks like a reproduction/fake. Phill
  12. Thanks for clarifying Longbranch. I could not think why they would produce UCP Delta insignia for an experiential uniform albeit used by some some elements in combat for testing purposes, when standard ACU would of sufficed. That sounds common sense that it's well worn which had created that odd ball rustic discoloration look. Below is another well faded and used odd coloured 36th Engineer Bde. cheers Phill
  13. It could be ACU. Here is a side by side comparison with actual ACU brassard. Phill
  14. This ISAF patch is the only one that comes close to UCP Delta pattern, that I have and didn't know at the time. It was only comparing to other ACU ISAF brassards that I noticed the difference. Note the coloring at first I thought some one had smeared rust over it!!! I do not know if there were UCP Delta pattern patches authorized as this was an experimental camo pattern that was made for testing and used by some units in combat. Phill
  15. Hi guys This is from AAF Guide June 1944 Special Edition for AAF Organization. Hope this helps. Phill
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