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Type 7 "Blackback."

 

 

That is a 1950's era Type 10. Nice patches!

 

-Ski

In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

MSgt - USAF Retired

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Are you saying the black back is WW2 vintage ?

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Yes. Type 1-9 is WW2. Type 10 was made from WW2 to early Viet Nam.

The best way to identify WW2 type 10 would be on a uniform with provenance.

Shown on pages 48-49 of Kevin Delaitre's book 101st airborne is a type 7 dated 1943.

Dennis

 

No plan just bigger guns.

 

Wanted to buy 10th Mountain Division greenback

 

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Type 7 black back is correct. I posted mine like this in an earlier post.

Your green insert is correct. Here is my green and blue inserts

 

Thank you for sharing! It's interesting to see the difference on the backing for these two.

 

John

 

Infantry - "Follow Me"

 

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Yes. Type 1-9 is WW2. Type 10 was made from WW2 to early Viet Nam.

The best way to identify WW2 type 10 would be on a uniform with provenance.

Shown on pages 48-49 of Kevin Delaitre's book 101st airborne is a type 7 dated 1943.

 

As I build my collection, I made the choice to start with only the Type 1-9 for that very reason. I only wanted pieces which were 100% wartime.

 

I've got to get a copy of Kevin's book. Just haven't been able to find one for sale...

 

Best,

John

Infantry - "Follow Me"

 

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That book is very good. I collect mainly WW2 infantry divisions. I have all the greenback and 480 variations of the greenbacks.

I don't collect any past VE day and VJ day. Top kick is one of three that I trust on airborne patches. I still have problems telling

the difference between type 1 and type 2.

Dennis

 

No plan just bigger guns.

 

Wanted to buy 10th Mountain Division greenback

 

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