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WWI: a piped officer oversea cap (help needed)


Kazh Du
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Hello there,

 

once again I ask for help...

 

I got this nice US offficer WWI style oversea cap last week, but couldn't identify the colour of the piping...

 

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Maybe someone will tell me more about the signification of this piping. I saw something about Army specialists. But it was about WWII garrisson caps...

 

 

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SgtMaddoxUSMC

Could be wrong but I think (according to the thread named "A.E.F. 'Trench' & overseas caps") that this may be identified to a member of the Armys Inspector General department. See post #198 in the thread on page 8. Try messaging 'World War I Nerd' and he can probably help.

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The reply that SgtMaddoxUSMC posted is correct.

 

The blue and white piped officers overseas cap depicted in your post shows the piping colors adopted by the Inspector General's Department on July 17, 1918.

 

Before July of 1918, the overseas caps worn by officers of the Adjutant General's Department, the Inspector General's Department and the Judge Advocate's Department were all piped in dark blue.

 

War Department General Orders, dated July 17, 1918 changed the piping colors of the Inspector General Department's cap to dark blue and white and the Judge Advocate Department's cap to dark blue and light blue so that the officer's overseas caps of each of those departments could be identified by its own unique color or color combination.

 

Nice cap by the way ...

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SgtMaddoxUSMC

Yay I got it right! Took me a second to find it, but I knew I recalled reading that thread sometime. World War I Nerd that is one heck of an in depth analysis of all of the overseas caps! Love our formatting too, makes it very user-friendly!

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