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Does anyone have info and pics of prewar US Army private stripes for ranks 2nd, 3rd and 4th class?

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Not sure what you mean, are you referring to the PFC specialist stripes with added rockers?


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Does anyone have info and pics of prewar US Army private stripes for ranks 2nd, 3rd and 4th class?

Thank you

If you want the story on these chevrons, get yourself a copy of Emerson's book on Army chevrons.


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Here's another one with the musician stripes, Sergeant, and this on a post V-E Day discharged GI of the 3rd Division.

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Communications section at Fort Shafter, T.H. circa 1940 - Specialist Chevrons (and as an added bonus, on army Blues in Hawaii)

 

HQ Company, 21st Infantry Regiment 'Gimlets', Hawaiian Division (24th ID), Hawaiian Department

Now that's really interesting, they made these in branch colors for blues!

 

Is there any photos of them around the Ranks Forum?

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Now that's really interesting, they made these in branch colors for blues!

 

Is there any photos of them around the Ranks Forum?

 

I have to think these type chevrons would be very rare and difficult to find.


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I agree with KurtA, this has to be an extremely rare chevron. This is a first for me to see this chevron worn on the dress blue uniform. Does anyone have an example of one in branch colors?

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I now have Emerson's Chevron book at my bedside :lol:

 

So I Checked it out, he depicts only two examples of these Color Specialist ranks in the operative chapter for this time frame. A Signal Corps Specialist 6th Class and a Specialist 4th Class Mechanic, this is the one with those Crossed Hammers. Both are applique.

 

SC, of course with Orange device, chevron and rocker, with it having thin White piping along the chevron and rocker, the Mechanic is all in Red, Coast Artillery and or Field Artillery, perhaps Mechanic Specialists could be found in other branches, thus the full color ones for Mechanic could then be found in other colors???

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Hey notice he's wearing the shoulder patch on his blues, that was supposed to be a No No.

 

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I've never seen this type of chevron before!? When were they first instituted and then discontinued in the service? Were they only for musicians and band members? Does anyone have a picture of an example in their collection they'd like to share?.

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Hunt


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I've never seen this type of chevron before!? When were they first instituted and then discontinued in the service? Were they only for musicians and band members? Does anyone have a picture of an example in their collection they'd like to share?.

Thanks,

Hunt

Hunt are You talking about the 30s specialist ranks in general or branch colored specialist ranks as seen here on the man in Blues?

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30's Specialist ranks in general, but I am interested in branch colored specialist ranks as well! I haven't heard of both before.

Thanks,

Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

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-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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30's Specialist ranks in general, but I am interested in branch colored specialist ranks as well! I haven't heard of both before.

Thanks,

Hunt

In that case there are quite a few topics floating arond on the type here's two of them.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/125380-help-id-rank-chevrons/

 

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/114584-unauthorized-specialist-chevrons-1920-1942/

 

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Here is a picture of a 3rd Cavalry trooper assigned to 1st Squadron Headquarters Troop in 1941 with the Specialist 3rd class chevrons.

 

Leigh

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US Army (Retired)

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Thanks patches! I'll give them a look!


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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From my Schofield Barracks photo archive to show an example of the Specialist rank (mechanic) in contemporary use.


Private First Class, Specialist 6th Class Mechanic

Earl E. Parker, 10/02/1926

Headquarters Battery, 8th Field Artillery

Schofield Barracks studio, Territory of Hawaii


He is also wearing a No-So Hawaiian Division (24th) patch.

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