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Patches, the DI of the 13th Armored guy is a cloth type DI and often sold as one of a Tank Destroyer unit.

They're not cheap when you see one for sale.

 

Erwin

704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Patches, the DI of the 13th Armored guy is a cloth type DI and often sold as one of a Tank Destroyer unit.

They're not cheap when you see one for sale.

 

Erwin

 

 

Thanks guy, very intersting.

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Unknown couple, I think the patch is the 5th AF ? real hard to tell, also note the non wear of collar discs. The second one gives only the names Margerate and Ellsworth, Ellsworth we see was in the 42nd Division.

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A Japenese War Bride. Louis Ward, a 77th Division Combat vet and Fumiko Tomita.

 

Of very special note is the continued wear of the obsolete 4 Pocket coat with the upper and lower collar discs, this photo shows that they could be still worn, for what ever reason, this photo was presumably taken sometime in 1947, up in the uniforms topic a member has recently posted a 11th Airborne Division patched with a 511th Parachute Infantry patch worn on its right shoulder, he see or feels that it had 4 discs on the lapels, a regulation that only appeared after December1946, the idea that this coat was superceaded by the IKE in the immidiate post war period has been well established, but as we see for some reason or for what ever reason the 4 pocket by the this photo apparently was still autherized to be worn, at the very least autherized to be worn off duty.

 

 

For the full story on this couple see link.

 

http://www.ohio.edu/research/communication...n_heartland.cfm

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A French War Bride. Private Edward Dickerson, unit unknown, with Jacqueline Renee Gauthier at their wedding around the fall of 1945, The March of Time catches all, Ed a Cleveland Ohio native passed in 2003, his War Bride Jacqueline the following year in 2004, both in their late 80s.

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One of the many US Serviceman and Australian girls weddings.

FLIGHT/SGT. Earl Mahan of the US 41st Troop Carrier Unit (Jungle Skippers)

married Lila Ashwell in Cairns 1944.

 

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Very nice topic. Just love all of these pictures!!

Here is my contribution. Picked this picture up on a flea market while on holiday in Washington D.C.

Found this and two other pictures digging through a box with old pictures

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Back says Pete&Irene back home from Germany (14 mo German prisoner) June 1945

The stamp says: Wisconsin Film Service, West Salem, Wis

 

Not a studio photo but hope it fits in here

"In almost all wars, the sight of foreign troops brought fear and terror to the local people, destruction and often senseless killing of local citizens. However, the sight of the American GI always brought smiles and joy to the local French people. They knew we were there to liberate, not to conquer; to help, not to terrorize."

Captain Leo T. Hury, M-Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division.

In honor of Captain Leo, March 19, 1920 - June 10, 2012

 

Profile picture: Pfc. John T. DiMauro, E Company, 331st Infantry Regiment

January 23, 1926 - KIA January 13, 1945 near Langlire, Belgium after 11 days on the frontline

 

Looking for anything related to the 83rd Infantry Division (1917-today)

Visit my personal website: www.normandytothebulge.be

Learn more about the 83rd Infantry Divison assocation at: www.83rdassociation.com

 

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Very nice topic. Just love all of these pictures!!

Here is my contribution. Picked this picture up on a flea market while on holiday in Washington D.C.

Found this and two other pictures digging through a box with old pictures

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Back says Pete&Irene back home from Germany (14 mo German prisoner) June 1945

The stamp says: Wisconsin Film Service, West Salem, Wis

 

Not a studio photo but hope it fits in here

Here is one I have.....

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Here's a nice one, Captain Larry Kelley And Miss Fran Lux, both from Ohio, 8 May 1945, they met overseas, Fran was in the Red Cross.

 

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an artical on them, plus another couple from Ohio that met overseas and got married.

 

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Found this and following of bride at an estate sale today. Was in a double-sided frame. No identification though.Note double collar brass. These portraits look as though they may have cost the newlyweds a bit more as the quality is very good.Then he might have had a pocketful of separation pay.post-70300-0-25354800-1364658298.jpg

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Great pair of photos 338th. On the above photo of the 1st AF guy, quadruple discs started to be worn as of 3 December 1946, so I would say one taken sometime in 1947, just before the split of the AAF to the new separate branch of the AF that occured in September 1947, it may even be after that date during the very early transitional period. Of special note, no Discharge badge being worn, meaning he was on active duty, this being a major clue as to his status. My guess he is has decided to wear the 4 pocket coat for his wedding as it seemed more formal then the IKE jacket.

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...I would say one taken sometime in 1947, just before the split of the AAF to the new separate branch of the AF that occured in September 1947, it may even be after that date during the very early transitional period...

Ditto…and, in addition to Patches’ excellent analysis, as this sergeant is wearing 3 hash marks, which indicate 9+ years of active Federal service, he most likely was a prewar Regular Army career man who eventually ended up in the USAF. Nevertheless, these old soldiers knew how to work the Army’s demobilization program to their personal advantage: Many took their discharge when their points came up, collected their final pay entitlements, including bonus and travel allowance, and proceeded to a post, camp, or station of choice, found a unit with a vacancy that suited them, and reenlisted, and, provided they accomplished all this within 90 days, they reenlisted in grade. This Old Army game was not new to WWII; it had been going on for many years and it was particularly well played during the recent interwar period.

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Found this today at a flea mkt. Too bad there's no identification as to unit .Stunning wife though.post-70300-0-08504900-1359223162.jpg

Update on this photo. I discovered that this is 2Lt Cecil O. Fuquay of the 501st PIR/101st Abn Div. on his wedding day to Mary Ruth Hardin. He was killed in Holland on 24 Sept 1944 and awarded the Silver Star. I also put his pre Airborne picture in the Greatest Generation portraits section, from when he was with the 359thInf/90th Inf Div.

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Ditto…and, in addition to Patches’ excellent analysis, as this sergeant is wearing 3 hash marks, which indicate 9+ years of active Federal service, he most likely was a prewar Regular Army career man who eventually ended up in the USAF. Nevertheless, these old soldiers knew how to work the Army’s demobilization program to their personal advantage: Many took their discharge when their points came up, collected their final pay entitlements, including bonus and travel allowance, and proceeded to a post, camp, or station of choice, found a unit with a vacancy that suited them, and reenlisted, and, provided they accomplished all this within 90 days, they reenlisted in grade. This Old Army game was not new to WWII; it had been going on for many years and it was particularly well played during the recent interwar period.

 

And Remember Your Army Name When You Reup!

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