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3 years later and we have almost got a full set. I feel like these are not 20s-30s but late 30s through the early 40s, evidenced by my latest 2 finds...a Tech 4 and 5.

 

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Jerry Wise,SGT.,TXARNG,RET.

 

 

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I've always thought this style of chevron was interesting. Since the Technician ranks didn't come about until 1942, I think it's reasonable to assume this style of chevron is wartime.

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I agree. I made contact with William Emerson and this is what he said..."The style with twill bars sewn onto the dark twill was never prescribed but during the WW II buildup (1940) and early in the war, the demand was so great for chevrons that this design came into use."

Jerry Wise,SGT.,TXARNG,RET.

 

 

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country-G.S. Patton

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These have always been my favorite style of chevron, I have only seen these sewn on field worn uniforms, hbt's, field jackets and jump jackets. I have always assumed they were made specifically for field wear with the extra durability of twill on twill, compared to embroidered on twill or wool. Most of the loose chevrons of this style I have seen usually have heavy thread remaining from from being removed from a field worn type uniform. Just my 2 cents. Great collection by the way and the tech varieties are hard to come by. I have a pair of the early war first sergeant chevrons with only two rockers which shows they were used prior to 1942 also.

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All these look remarkably similar to this rank on a Americal Div Tech 4 worn Khaki Shirt up in Japan during occupation (Photo from copper252 he describes them as Japanese Made).

 

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