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Unauthorized Specialist Chevrons 1920-1942


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Just bought a pair of Air Corps Unauthorized PFC for my collection, nice price too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-USAAC-PFC-RANK-PR...=item4aab5033b5

Found two more sellers, hope it's none of you, trying to make a buck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PFC-SPECIALIST-6th-CLA...=item2c5c2b0bdc Looks like somebody destroyed a fine patch.

Another great deal,

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-PreWWII-First-Clas...=item53e7f0b94e

"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

A co. 4/73rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)

 

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Just bought a pair of Air Corps Unauthorized PFC for my collection, nice price too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-USAAC-PFC-RANK-PR...=item4aab5033b5

Found two more sellers, hope it's none of you, trying to make a buck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PFC-SPECIALIST-6th-CLA...=item2c5c2b0bdc Looks like somebody destroyed a fine patch.

Another great deal,

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vtg-PreWWII-First-Clas...=item53e7f0b94e

that 74 dollar one IS NOT a good deal. i got a 1930s pattern pair for 15 bucks and a mixed pair (one 1920s and one 1940s ) for another 15 bucks, within the past 3 weeks

Eric Ryan

Hospital Corpsman (Seaman)

US Navy

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Sounds like you've been doing some good hunting. :thumbsup: I was being most sarcastic about the $74 PFC chevron, but you never know, he might find somebody who'll buy it. :unsure:

I've got the whole Unauthorized group so far Grade 6 to Grade 1, almost all without specialty devices, except for Air Corps and one Tank Corps. Now just to get them all in khaki......... :drool2:

"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

A co. 4/73rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)

 

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AWESOME! and yeah i figured lol. ive gotten some more Spec 6th patches since i posted, i cant seem to get any of the other 5 ranks sadly :(


Took me a LONG TIME to get mine together.
Try looking in here, this guy has some, gotta scroll down. :thumbsup:
http://www.doughboymilitary.com/details.php?cid=7

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"Old tankers never die, they just smell that way!"

A co. 4/73rd Armor, 1st Infantry Division (Forward)

 

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I'd say get them all, at least you are going to take good care of it, am I right ?

Though he wanted desperately to fight in World War 2, the soldier was rejected from every branch of the U.S. military. Undaunted, he bought his own ticket to Europe. After arriving and finally locating Poland, the soldier taught himself how to load and fire a variety of weapons before embarking on a Nazi killing spree for which he was awarded several medals that he designed and made himself. His rampage ended immediately upon hearing about the end of the war in 1949.

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There were also AAF glider pilots who wore specialist chevrons. Below there is very interesting image of June 28th, 1942 taken in Washington. The original description of this photo is the following:

 

Marlene Dietrich and Sgt William T. Sampson II, cockpit of a glider. Sampson was presented the first pair of glider pilot wings ever to be awarded to U.S. Army glider pilot.

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When it comes to the myths, the AAF specialist chevrons with propeller emblem are similar to black neckties. Both elements were worn not to mid 1942, as it is written usually, but well into the war or even later on.

 

Here is an evidence that the AAF winged chevrons were still in use AFTER WWII. I hope it is a very good photo for reenactors and fans of history dedicated to the US WWII era uniforms.

 

What can be seen below is the 553rd BS, 386th BG, St. Trond, Belgium, June 12th, 1945.

 

 

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