Jump to content
kanemono

China Horse Marine Uniform American Legation China 1934

Recommended Posts

Here is a uniform worn by a China Horse Marine at the American Legation, Peiping, China during the mid 1930’s.

Corporal John R. Angstadt was born May 30, 1912 in Steelton, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Cora Martin Blaine and John Angstadt. After graduating from Elizabethtown High School, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in 1931, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on May 15, 1934, at Baltimore Maryland. After Boot Camp at Paris Island, South Carolina, he was assigned to the American Legation, Peiping China. Angstadt left Norfolk, Virginia, on the USS Chalfont, sailing on September 25, 1934, and arriving at Chinwangtao, China on December 9, 1934. On his arrival at the Legation he was assigned to Company “B” Marine Detachment. Angstadt was later assigned to the Headquarters Detachment, Mounted Detachment on May 16, 1935. Angstadt served the remainder of his time in China with the Mounted Detachment. Angstadt was a member of the Post Tennis Team and played in the Peiping Chronicle Tennis League. One of the duties of the Mounted Detachment was as the Legation Military Police. Angstadt was reassigned to Marine Detachment, Detention Prison, Receiving Station, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, and sailed from Chinwangtao, China on the USS Henderson, October 28, 1937. Angstadt was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal on January 27, 1941.

 

 

post-9487-0-04041000-1579466328_thumb.jpg

post-9487-0-65449300-1579466337_thumb.jpg

post-9487-0-80365500-1579466363_thumb.jpg

post-9487-0-35244600-1579466379_thumb.jpg

post-9487-0-01882900-1579466406_thumb.jpg


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif




Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unreal!!! This is a fantastic piece of China Marine history! I love seeing it in the book and now here. Never get tired of seeing this great history! Semper Fi


donation2012.gif


Always looking for quality WWI and WWII USMC items. Particularly 4th Marine Brigade related items, medals, uniforms helmets ephemera, Also WWII USMC items including uniforms, medals, etc. to combat veterans especially Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima. Let me know what you have. Semper Fi


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is really cool, Ive never seen an example of the enamal EGA backing before. Thanks for sharing.


donation2019.gif

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still one of my most favorite books!


Always looking for items associated with the China Marines! Visit chinamarine.org

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif
donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone for the comments. I thought members would enjoy seeing the uniform. Here is another photograph of Angstadt wearing the uniform while mounted on Telegraph.

post-9487-0-11184400-1579551583_thumb.jpg


donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif




Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plus one on one of my favorite books. Thanks for sharing what is a once in a lifetime find representing the China Marines!


I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I miss that group and wonder what else may be "out there" related to Angstadt. When I first acquired it, the fellow who purchased it said that their were some additional items that were not for sale at the estate liquidation. A couple years later I happened across his riding trophy and horse tack, so I suspect more is out there related to him.

 

Mike


Mike Manifor
Buying and selling Military Antiques. Specializing in hat and collar insignia (EGAs) of the USMC.
Top dollar paid.
info@eagleglobeandanchor.com
My website:www.eagleglobeandanchor.com

Visit my EGA reference section: http://www.eagleglobeandanchor.com/EGA_Reference_Section.html

 


donation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More great groups Dick.

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

post-2-0-10415400-1477335312.jpg

donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif



Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A really interesting and historic group...thanks for sharing it!

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wonderful group. Really rare unit! Really enjoy seeing the period photos.


Kind Regards, Michael .S

 

WW2 77th Division Researcher and Collector

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.