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I'm now going to change my answer based on the discharge certificate that you posted in the groups section. It looks like your guy was a replacement that hit the regiment in July 1944. He got campaign credit for the Rhineland campaign, so he was in the Netherlands. My assumption is that he jumped on Market Garden and that he simply didn't have an arrowhead device noted on the discharge, so he didn't have it on the ribbon. IF he was a replacement sent to the Netherlands after the jump, he may have simply assumed that the star was for Holland and so figured he should have one too since he was there

 

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I'm now going to change my answer based on the discharge certificate that you posted in the groups section. It looks like your guy was a replacement that hit the regiment in July 1944. He got campaign credit for the Rhineland campaign, so he was in the Netherlands. My assumption is that he jumped on Market Garden and that he simply didn't have an arrowhead device noted on the discharge, so he didn't have it on the ribbon. IF he was a replacement sent to the Netherlands after the jump, he may have simply assumed that the star was for Holland and so figured he should have one too since he was there

 

Allan

Interesting. My guy earned his wings on 28th October 44 which would put him much after Market Garden drop.


Looking for any WWII 104th "Timberwolf" Division items.

Including items from the 413th, 414th, and 415th Infantry Regiments 104th Recon Troop, 329th Engineer Battalion, 329th Medical Battalion

385th, 386th, 387th, and 929th Field Artillery Battalions 804th Ordnance Company 104th Quartermaster Company 104th Signal Company

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Timberwolf, can I have his name ... will have a look in my roster .

 

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Three examples of 501st PIR ovals and wings:

- Early style with embroidered wing

- Early style without embroidered wing

- Late war-early occupation era on twill with different color shades

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Great examples of each pattern of oval, would love to see more of those Ike's - BTW picture 2 wouldn't be the prize of a recent eBay auction would it?

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Great uniforms and your first oval being sewn on is further proof that this was done during wartime as some have suggested in the past that this was only a post war practice.


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Sewn ovals are only post war?...I had never heard than one. Not by a long shot from my experience, although many are hand sewn.


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Here are a variety of 508 ovals:

 

Original 508th member that served in all of their campaigns

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A late war replacement in the 101st, this trooper was transferred to the 82nd/508th for occupation duty. This oval is identified in the Keller book as being German made. This stands to reason given his service

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Another late war 101st replacement who served on occupation duty with the 508th. Although his ETO ribbon does not have a star, his record shows that he served in combat with the 101st during the last months of the war.

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Finally, another trooper that served with both the 101st and 508th

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Just bought this set. Anyone ever seen a set with the jeweled or diamonds in the wings?Posted ImagePosted Image

 

 

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These look like a set of sweetheart wings to me


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They are sweetheart for sure, the oval is 40s-50s era


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Don't think I've seen wings like these on here yet. Sew on, no hallmark. They belonged to a B Company, 1/505th PIR trooper (Sicily, Naples, Normandy, Market Garden, Ardennes, Rhineland and Germany) with 3 combat jumps.

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I have one of these sew on wings in my collection that also came from a 505th PIR veteran. I believe them to be Italian made as that was my vet's recollection as to where he got them.

 

As an aside, he said that he REALLY liked the sew on wing because it looked better on the oval and he said they never fell off!

 

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Don't think I've seen wings like these on here yet. Sew on, no hallmark. They belonged to a B Company, 1/505th PIR trooper (Sicily, Naples, Normandy, Market Garden, Ardennes, Rhineland and Germany) with 3 combat jumps.

I have only ever come across this wing on a WW2 era 505th P.I.R. oval. They are mostly sewn on but there is also a scarcer variant that has an Italian style pin back assembly. Below is a picture of one from my collection which is sewn on and another pair of photos of the scarcer pin back variant.

 

Sewn On

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I've never seen that Tonomachi! I wonder if it was just converted by a jeweler or have you seen more than this one?

 

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I've only come across two of them. One I purchased on eBay that was not on an oval and this one which also sold on eBay. So I've only come across two of them and both have the Italian style tubular catch that you see on WW2 era Italian paratrooper and aviator wings.


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Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.

I have only ever come across this wing on a WW2 era 505th P.I.R. oval. They are mostly sewn on but there is also a scarcer variant that has an Italian style pin back assembly. Below is a picture of one from my collection which is sewn on and another pair of photos of the scarcer pin back variant.

 

Sewn On

 


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