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Close of of the hard and soft versions of German millinery as worn by the above 7th Corps men posted to German in 1919.

 

Note how loose the 7th Corps shoulder patches are stitched on.

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Nice shot of some Medical Detachment men in the 121st Field Artillery. A couple nice patches shown.

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This may be Kayser, he served in the 29th Division.

http://ryangarbsgoldstarmemorial.net/?nav=stories&num=3

 

Starting on page 227 is more info on Kayser which talks about his grave.

 

https://libsysdigi.library.uiuc.edu/oca/Books2008-06/hisstoryofbethal00zimm/hisstoryofbethal00zimm.pdf

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Both Morrison & Kayser are now resting at Meuse Argonne ABMC Cemetery

 

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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A very cool June 1918 dated press photo showing wounded German POWs receiving medical treatment. The image shows six German POW's, one of whom is a medic, and a number of AEF personnel.

 

A few of the interesting details visible in this picture are:

 

  • The Yank standing behind the German on a stretcher is wearing the 1917 Mounted Slicker which has been modified by the addition of a matching belt.
  • The German on the stretcher is wearing issued eye glasses which are held in place by springs looped around the ears.
  • Three of the Americans are wearing cloth helmet covers, one of which bears the Latin cross of a Catholic or Christian chaplain.
  • One of the American steel helmets appears to have the initials A.R.C. painted on the front. Presumably the initials represent the American Red Cross.
  • Also of interest is the brimless campaign hat with extra ventilation holes worn by the kneeling soldier to the left of the chaplain.

 

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WOODS NOW U.S MARINE CORPS ENTIRELY, our lines include now the entire Bois de Belleau. Signed, Major Shearer "Skipper" 5Th Marines, 3rd Bat - June 25th 1918

 

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Austin, great 32nd Division photo. First time I've seen the Red Arrow emblem on a diamond shaped background.

 

Teuflehund, amazing detective work. Thanks for providing more information on two of the images posted in this topic ... Thank you gentlemen!

 

Okay, now for some new stuff.

 

First up are pre-WW I Marines and sailors from the U.S.S. Delaware partying on a beach somewhere in Central America. There's a location on the reverse, that I can't decipher - maybe someone else can?

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Close up of the only man who is clearly a Marine and, presumably, a sailor with an epic eagle and flags tattoo on his chest.

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Close up of the Marines belt, holster and magazine pouch (?). I'm guessing that the holster flap is embossed "USMC", but it's impossible to make out.

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A really cool photo of AEF cooks. The really neat thing is that they are wearing aprons made from the burlap bags in which U.S. Army bread was packed in by the AEF bakery units. Thanks Austin.

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Another neat detail is that one of the cooks has slung his ID Tags from a leather thong and adorned it with some sort of ornamentation or good luck symbol.

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This is what passed for fashionable transportation during the Great War ... Nice rides!

 

I'm guessing that this pair of Doughboys are doing some sightseeing in an AEF leave area on rented bicycles.

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The soldier is wearing a tailor made uniform on which both the insignia of both the 38th and 36th Divisions. There are no overseas service chevrons sewn onto his sleeve. However, on his collar, where the branch of service collar disc should be, he appears to be wearing a non-regulation bronze, AEF service chevron pin bearing one chevron for 6 months overseas service.

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Austin, great 32nd Division photo. First time I've seen the Red Arrow emblem on a diamond shaped background.

 

Teuflehund, amazing detective work. Thanks for providing more information on two of the images posted in this topic ... Thank you gentlemen!

 

Okay, now for some new stuff.

 

First up are pre-WW I Marines and sailors from the U.S.S. Delaware partying on a beach somewhere in Central America. There's a location on the reverse, that I can't decipher - maybe someone else can?

 

Carmanora is where the Spanish forts were located in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, an often visited replenishment and liberty port in the first half of the 20th century. The DELAWARE visited Cuba several times from 1911 thru 1919, before and during the Vera Cruz occupation, and on gunnery exercises at Guantanamo and midshipman cruises to the Caribbean Sea and South America.

 

Photo from navsource.com Starboard bow view on 1 January 1920, at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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Close up of the double patched shoulder.

Great and really unusual image! I dont think Ive ever seen a double patched 38th Division uniform before.


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Salvage Sailor, the ID of Carmanora in Cuba is much appreciated ... Thanks!

 

Beast, agreed, that is one oddball insignia combination. The 38th arrived overseas in mid-October, 1918. Shortly thereafter, it was broken up. My theory is that that dude likely went to the 36th Division.

 

Here's a nifty image of a New York National Guard medical outfit circa 1904-ish.

 

 

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A handful of the men are wearing black rubberized ponchos, three of which are visible in this cropped section. Also, the "N.Y." monogrammed belt plates on the leather garrison belts are pretty cool.

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The medical caduceus is visible on the rank chevron and is positioned between the initials "N" and "Y" on the collar brass of the enlisted men.

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