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  • 3 weeks later...

I noticed the pillbox cap was being mentioned in a USMC thread, so I figured I'd put this one here. Finally, after a couple of years of searching, this arrived today: a Model 1895 Federal Service Forage Cap...also known as the Pillbox Cap. This one was made by WMH Horstman with a contract date of November 29, 1897. For those that saw the auction, the chinstrap is loose, and, since it displays nicely, I will leave it as such. I've actually been after one of these to go along with a family member's SAW photo.

 

Ken

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How about some WWI US Army Service caps?

 

1st Photo- Enlisted mens' Service Cap

2nd Photo- Officers' Service Cap

3rd Photo- Pre WWI soldier with Service cap, garrison belt, M1907 leggings, M1905 Bayonet in leather scabbard, and M1903 Springfield. Is anybody able to ID the insignia on the Cap?

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De Pinna a common maker? I placed paper on the inside to help it gain it's original shape. Any suggestions on a better material? Visor has original size tag, and owner's card, with name and branch. I looked up the name in the archives but the ranks failed to match.

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I'm thinking this may be him!!! The rank still leaves questions!!!

 

Field Title Value Meaning

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 15087223 15087223

NAME FINNEY#JAMES#H########## FINNEY#JAMES#H##########

RESIDENCE: STATE 53 OHIO

RESIDENCE: COUNTY 057 GREENE

PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 5242 FT THOMAS NEWPORT KENTUCKY

DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 22 22

DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 12 12

DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 41 41

GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private

GRADE: CODE 8 Private

BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps

BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps

FIELD USE AS DESIRED # #

TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

LONGEVITY ### ###

SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life

NATIVITY 53 OHIO

YEAR OF BIRTH 18 18

RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen

EDUCATION 6 2 years of college

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 316 AUTOMOBILE SERVICEMAN

MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents

COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10

CARD NUMBER # #

BOX NUMBER 0182 0182

FILM REEL NUMBER 2.39# 2.39#

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John Cooper

Here is the sweet part (as some of you know I am a fan) a beautiful BALFOUR eagle.

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Here is some info I found out about the "De Pinna"

Company.

 

Founded in 1885, De Pinna was primarily a men's shop located on New York City's Fifth Avenue. They also sold menswear-inspired clothing for women that was finely tailored. In the early 1950s, De Pinna was bought by the Washington, DC store, Julius Garfinckle & Co. At that time, Garfinckle's expanded their ladies' wear offerings. Store was built in 1927.

 

 

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Heres one ID'ed to 2nd Lt Joseph B Yuryan, 456th Bomb Group, 744th Squadron. He was a POW from 16 Dec 1944- 13 July 1945. This is his hat from flight school.

 

Here is his name.

 

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Has anyone seen govt stamping like this? It is stamped Cap, Service Avation Cadet type II

 

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I am new to this group. I am wondering if the Member ID #100 Jim2 can contact me via email at Logger444@gmail.com. I would like to get the Officer Cap that was issued to Joseph B Yuryan who was a B24J pilot in WW2. He is now 98 years old and lives in the town next to me. I stopped and saw him the other day. I would love to get his hat back to him. His copilot was killed by flak and the entire crew bailed out at 1235am on 12/16/44 over chech.

 

 

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Here's an officer cap converted from an EM cap. The officers band is sewn on kind of crudely. I'm looking for a chinstrap for this one, if anyone has a spare.

 

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I know that this is a very old post. But, were there many EM caps converted into Officers caps?

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