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Steve B.

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  1. The ASMIC motto guide says it's for the 52nd Ordnance Group (52nd Ordnance Battalion). The motto is "All Materiel For All" Note that it is spelled materiel, not material; and it is spelled ordnance, not ordinance. I couldn't find an image in my references.
  2. Capistrano's DUI book on field and coast artillery is how I found it.
  3. The DUI is for the 371st Field Artillery. Part of the 99th Infantry Division in WWII.
  4. I suspect that the full stamp reads something like "Belt, Pistol / Revolver". Just my guess.
  5. I have had these long enough that I no longer remember how or where I got them. They are a darkish medium blue wool stripes on a dark blue background. At first glance I thought they were police and tossed them in the cheap/give-away pile. Looking closer they are made exactly like the wool-on-wool chevrons of the WWII/pre-war era. I wonder if they are for a particular branch for wear on dress blues, or an earlier uniform. Any advice is welcomed. Thanks for looking! Steve
  6. They also wore a ribbon of the same colors on the garrison (or overseas) cap.
  7. Those are M1902 pattern infantry chevrons which were manufactured on a khaki background for wear on the khaki uniform of the era. I do not recall the exact nomenclature of the khaki uniform, but IIRC it was a fatigue or work uniform. I'd ask your question in the forum section devoted to pre-WWI items.
  8. I believe it is for N Company in one of the mid-war T/O revisions, but I cannot prove it. The S is usually identified as Service Company.
  9. My first thought when I saw BAC was British Aerospace Corporation. I helped take care of a corporate conversion BAC1-11 for a number of years. This type of pin was used for landing gear safety pins, gear door safety pins, door safety pins, rigging pins, etc. The landing gear safety pins were typically installed after the aircraft landed and taxied in. Other pins were used during maintenance, control system rigging, etc. You might have some luck Googling the part number(s).
  10. Probably a copy of the plate for the M1881 helmet. The screwback fastener gives it away as a modern repro. The originals used wire soldered on the back. It also looks too new. These have been used for years with high school marching band uniforms.
  11. This does not appear to be any sort of military insignia. It appears to be a patriotic emblem or perhaps a "sweetheart" pin. It is possible that it pre-dates WWII. It resembles some veterans pins, reunion pins and unofficial ribbons/medals from as far back as the Civil War. In short, your Dad would not have worn this on his uniform at all. I hope this helps. Steve
  12. S38 is The Supply Room, Anniston, Alabama according to the hallmarks list on the Wehrmacht Awards Forum U.S. Militaria page.
  13. Check a leathergoods supplier for the snaps. There is a brand called Segma Snaps that are larger and heavier-duty than the standard snaps you find at fabric stores. Try Tandy Leather. Oregon Leather in Portland used to have a mail-order catalog, not sure if they still do. SAs for the microphone connectors, try Aircraft Spruce or Sporty's Pilot Shop, or google aviation connectors or avionics connectors, or headset connectors, etc. and see what you can find. Most of the old PL, U, and AN stuff is still available.
  14. I believe so, but have not personally encountered any yet.
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