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Here's one that came with a uniform group - There is one sewn on the jacket, one on the shirt, and two loose ones - Looks to be a British made medical oval.

 

Kyle

 

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Great ovals and wings on this thread, thanks for posting them.

 

I noticed a couple of B&W photos on page 26 of John Andrews' book "Airborne Album 1943-1945 Normandy to Victory," showing Capt. Bill DeSalvo and two other members of the OSS 2677th Regiment in Italy wearing background ovals with their jump wings. Does anyone know what type of ovals these were? I didn't know the OSS used background ovals.

 

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Donovan P.

(2/504th PIR, 1983-86)

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Here's one that came with a uniform group - There is one sewn on the jacket, one on the shirt, and two loose ones - Looks to be a British made medical oval.

 

Kyle

 

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Kyle

 

I have one of these from a veteran.He was inthe 224th Medical Company(17th AbnDiv).typically I see these with the 224th.


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Great ovals and wings on this thread, thanks for posting them.

 

I noticed a couple of B&W photos on page 26 of John Andrews' book "Airborne Album 1943-1945 Normandy to Victory," showing Capt. Bill DeSalvo and two other members of the OSS 2677th Regiment in Italy wearing background ovals with their jump wings. Does anyone know what type of ovals these were? I didn't know the OSS used background ovals.

 

Thanks,

Donovan P.

(2/504th PIR, 1983-86)

This Ike jacket belonged to SSG Louis Michielini, Company D 2677th Regiment OSS. His oval is badly faded, but is a silk Italian made example in royal blue and white. I believe these colors denote generic infantry and don't think the 2677th had a unique oval.

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A little nicer shot of the oval...

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here is another obscure oval to find on a uniform; 82nd Airborne HQ Reconnaissance Platoon

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Thanks! Here are two more of my favorite type. Both men were 101st, but transferred to the 82nd/504th at the end of the war. The first oval belonged to CPT Henry Quist who served as a doctor in both the 101st and 504th. The second jacket is one I snagged a few years ago at the SOS and is un named...

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I thought I might post a recent view of my WWII era parachute badges in their display case.

 

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Very impressive Allan!


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Here are two 82nd HQ ovals. They are part of a large group to a member of the 504th/82nd band that served in every campaign with them....

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This is the 508th oval/wing on the uniform in a large group I just finished buying from the family.

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Kadet-

 

Thanks for the compliment on the wings. I do enjoy them. Please make sure you post the WO blouse in the D-Day thread over in the uniforms section. WO's are tough uniforms to find.

 

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Thanks Allan, will do. Actually, the 82nd Div HQ wing I posted above the 508 also belonged to a WO and I have his uniform as well.


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Here is another scan of the oval I posted in "Individual and Unit Identification". The obverse is clear, but the reverse is slightly out of focus on the Glider Wings due to the thickness of the pinback. I got it from the nephew of the recipient (David Carmon Hodges, 34192861, 82nd Airborne) along with his medals except the PH his nephew said was stolen. Hodges' records were destroyed in the fire of '73 in St Louis, so I have no hard evidence of any of his nephew's story. Any ideas on what this oval is?post-168474-0-40472300-1495459755.jpegpost-168474-0-69583100-1495459793.jpeg


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Fantastic thread! Thanks to all who have shared examples from their collections.


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Wing with star and oval to a 504th PIR "A" Co vet. This guy didn't make any combat jumps according to his discharge so it has be a little puzzled, but this did come direct from the family.

 

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It is actually not all that common to find WWII jump wings with the stars added. In fact, it was far more common to find the stars added in the occupation period, though wartime examples do indeed exist.

 

My guess here is that your veteran picked these up and they were what was available, or perhaps he saw others with a star on the wing and felt that he shouldhave one on his wing also. It is all tough to say. As for Patrick's question about Bastogne- in a word, no. The stars were for combat jumps. The other issue that we have is that the soldier was in the 504th PIR, part of the 82nd A/B. They weren't at Bastogne.

 

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It is actually not all that common to find WWII jump wings with the stars added. In fact, it was far more common to find the stars added in the occupation period, though wartime examples do indeed exist.

 

My guess here is that your veteran picked these up and they were what was available, or perhaps he saw others with a star on the wing and felt that he shouldhave one on his wing also. It is all tough to say. As for Patrick's question about Bastogne- in a word, no. The stars were for combat jumps. The other issue that we have is that the soldier was in the 504th PIR, part of the 82nd A/B. They weren't at Bastogne.

 

Allan

Thanks Allan, I definitely agree with him adding them during the occupation period, he probably thought they stood out and they definitely look sharp.


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

555th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, 750th Tank Battalion 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion 817th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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