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O.K.

 

First off I just used my new camera, so I hope these come thru.

 

Do they look military or Boy Scout?

 

Well, I am familiar with both USArmy and BSA -- I guarantee these are Army -- mid '50's and were worn by an artilleryman, possibly in Germany. Fatigue uniforms, except when worn by officers, showed no branch insignia. Some units allowed/encouraged the use of branch colored name tapes -- see Craig Pickrall's posting of the WW2 colors.

 

I will post some more examples tomorrow.

 

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Gil, I am VERY excited to hear this. I would love to see your examples. There were four of these in a baggie at a flea market booth. I saw them and thought "MILITARY 1950's-60's" but have not been able to PROVE it. Thanks for the info and look forward to more.

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Gil, I am VERY excited to hear this. I would love to see your examples. There were four of these in a baggie at a flea market booth. I saw them and thought "MILITARY 1950's-60's" but have not been able to PROVE it. Thanks for the info and look forward to more.

 

Here are a couple of examples on uniforms. Three shots of more loose examples follow when I get them back from Christina.

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Here are a couple of examples on uniforms. Three shots of more loose examples follow when I get them back from Christina.

 

And this one was worn by LTG (later BG) DeWitt C. Armstrong when he commanded 1/2nd ACR in Germany about 1955. I have a photo of him wearing this exact jacket.

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That fatigue shirt seals it for me! I think the baggie had 1st or 6th AD patches in it as well. See any connection?

 

No, I don't really see any connection, but here are a few more!

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That is an awesome Jacket! Thanks for showing. I never knew about these colored nametapes...I will have to be on the lookout now.

 

Justin

 

Well, since everyone seems so centered on WW2 stuff, neat '50's vintage things fall through the cracks. It's a shame.

 

I am told that some USAF misle troops wore red/yellow nametapes too.

 

BTW -- Armstrong's tanker jacket has POSTWAR QM tags! His HBT coveralls have identical insignia!


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  • 7 years later...

I have a red name tag that is sewn to the inside of an IKE jacket. The gentleman belonged to a SCARWAF (Special Category Army reassigned with Air Force) Unit and was in France after WW2.

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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