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This picture was taken in my hometown Venlo (The Netherlands) around march 1945. Venlo was liberated on march 1st 1945 by Task Force Byrne (320th IR; 35th ID along with the 784th tank battalion). Unfortunately as of yet I have no idea to what unit this band belonged.

 

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Rene

 

 

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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I obtained the chevrons pictured below several years ago at a Militaria show. I have not been able to
positively identify them. The chevrons are 4 ¼ inches wide and 6 ½ inches tall. Construction is of white
wool machine sewn on a dark blue or black wool. The star is hand embroidered in silk and the lyre is
machine embroidered. I had assumed these chevrons were for a high school or college marching band.
I found the photo online but unfortunately, did not take down the source. It appears that the
chevrons in the picture are very similar to the three illustrated below. The photo of the bandsman with
the trombone appears to be an 8 by 10, therefore the chevrons in the picture look to be about 4 ¼
inches wide.

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I collect US Army chevrons and US Army Finance Corps items. I also collect CCC insignia.

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This WWI bass drum from the 37th Aero Squadron has been on display at the National Museum of the Air Force for many, many years and is always an exhibit that I stop to see.

 

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That is a fabulous bass drum

 

Thanks Salvage Sailor! As I mentioned, it is a "must see" for me each time I go to the museum.

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Speaking of Army bass drums emblazoned with the Kaiser's countenance, here's an old eBay offering ff a drum and the Army artists who painted it that sold for way more than I bid on it. In retrospect, I guess I should have bid more. If my memory is correct, both the man and the drum hailed also from an aero squadron.

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Speaking of Army bass drums emblazoned with the Kaiser's countenance, here's an old eBay offering ff a drum and the Army artists who painted it that sold for way more than I bid on it. In retrospect, I guess I should have bid more. If my memory is correct, both the man and the drum hailed also from an aero squadron.

 

Wow! What a great image!

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Buglers and drummers from an unidentified Army, National Guard or 'other' military organization, circa 1917.

 

I say 'other' because at least three of the buglers, in addition to the bugler chevrons, are wearing a tab or insignia with initials on it (see the next photo). I'm hoping someone might have seen that particular insignia before, and ID it for me.

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Unidentified Army trombonist, circa 1918. Note the 1904 Musicians Pouch slung from his right shoulder. The 1904 pouch came in two sizes large and small. This one is the large size, the small size was shorter. The pouch was used to carry sheet music and whatever accessories, if any, the musicians instrument required.

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I believe this to be the 16th Infantry, 1st Division band in, or near, the port of St. Nazarie, France, shortly after the vanguard of that division landed there in the summer of 1917. The onlooker is a German POW taken by the French previous to the arrival of the Yanks.

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