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Unusual WWI Signal Corps ID'd Sgt RPPC

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Image identified to a Sgt G. C. Stahr who apparently served in the signal corps. Sgt's signal corps rating on right sleeve with colorized flags & an unusual badge on his right breast pocket. To me, it looks like a half-winged torch. Note also he's wearing an officer's leather belt w/o the suicide strap. Signal corps aviation section? Dated May-12-1918 on back.

 

What do you guys think?

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Here's a detailed image of the sleeve rating & the half-winged torch

 

 

Hmmm....now that I see a nice detailed blowup, I've noticed he's also wearing a patch on his left sleeve

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HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
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Hi cthomas, does that look like chevrons with signal corp. flags below. ?????

 

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Hi cthomas, does that look like chevrons with signal corp. flags below. ?????

 

Cheers ( Lewis )

 

Good eyes Lewis!

I've made mention of that rank patch in my description. He may also be wearing a similar set of Sgt's stripes on his other sleeve.

Did you notice too that the flags are made with colored thread? It maybe hard to tell with the right flag(red) , but I believe you can tell the flag on left is threaded in white.

 

-Chuck


WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Good eyes Lewis!

I've made mention of that rank patch in my description. He may also be wearing a similar set of Sgt's stripes on his other sleeve.

Did you notice too that the flags are made with colored thread? It maybe hard to tell with the right flag(red) , but I believe you can tell the flag on left is threaded in white.

 

-Chuck

 

Hi Chuck, maybe not so good the eyes, I have to say I was only really looking at the photo regarding the unusual badge on his pocket, stupidly I had failed to read your description above the photograph in the first post. pinch.gif

 

Optician appointment on Monday morning me thinks. think.gif

 

Excellent photo portrait though, I can see that.

 

Cheers ( Lewis )


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" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

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