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Question on WWII USMC Warrent Officer bars


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When did the Marine Warrant Officers bars go from a blue stripe to a red one? June, 1943 Nat'l Geographic shows them as blue, and the special issue on military insignia put out by them in 1944 shows them in red. I was under the impression that the blue didn't make it to WWII. Then again, I could very well be wrong.

 

Does anyone here know for sure??

 

Steve

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Steve - I'm not "for sure" - I beleve that change came about when uniform changes deleted the use of the other insignia ie paymaster, inspector/instructor, quartermaster from wear of the tunic's... s/f Darrell


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Maybe you're onto something, Darrell. Though, the 1944 Nat'l Geographic special insignia reference showing the red bars still show the speciality pins. Do you know what year those pins were discontinued?

 

Steve

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Steve, I do believe they were dropped that year... perhaps 45? Hoping someone else is reading this who has copies of these uniform directives?

s/f Darrell


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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