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Newest addition (with the help of a good friend);

626th Tank Destroyer Battalion grouping from an unidentified member.
Interesting is the 1954 Reunion ribbon (name missing).

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The collar discs are the usual type, and the usual 4-wheeler TD patch.

 

The antitank companies of the 101st, 102nd and 180th FA Bns of the 26th Division formed the 26th Antitank Bn. Redesignated the 626th TD Bn, sent to A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Virginia (under GHQ, Washington, DC) for extensive experimental work and trainig.
Disbanded at Camp Gordon, Georgia.


Erwin

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Oh god, not another one. :lol:

 

Erwin

 

 

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I did something wrong the first time because the picture wasn't showing on the emailpage the right way as I wanted... I've to learn these things too, you know... no PC-wizzard here !! :lol::lol:

 

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My mistake, Hans, I thought you were showing a second one. :lol:

No wizard here too, I just push the buttons and hope for the best, hehe.

 

Merry Christmas to you too and to all here at USMF.

 

Jim, does it even exist a greenback 8-wheeler?

 

Erwin

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Question on the cat insignia. Just saw Antique Roadshow last night and they had a cool WW1 poster of the Tank Corps. The appraiser said that the black cat was nicknamed "Black Tom" for the tank corps. Any body ever heard this B4 and wouldn't you think that the TD cat is the same fellow?

 

Just curious.

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Question on the cat insignia. Just saw Antique Roadshow last night and they had a cool WW1 poster of the Tank Corps. The appraiser said that the black cat was nicknamed "Black Tom" for the tank corps. Any body ever heard this B4 and wouldn't you think that the TD cat is the same fellow?

 

Just curious.

 

 

Thats true about "Black Tom". Don't know about the TD cat. Maybe a connection.

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Thats true about "Black Tom". Don't know about the TD cat. Maybe a connection.

 

 

37th guy and Jim,

 

Believe that" Black Tom" refers to a 1916 ammunitions explosion in Jersey City that rocked New York harbor and was believed to have been the work of German saboteurs. This along with the Lusitania sinking further pushed the US to join the war against Germany.Seems a fitting name for the US tank force mascot. Mort

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Thought I would show some variations of Tank Destroyer patches for my friend Erwin.

 

If you have others, please feel free to add them.

 

A Camp Hood patch. Sold in PX's.

This is not truly a shoulder sleeve insignia.........it is in fact the back of a PX mirror that the GIs bought for their loved ones. The large amount of glue (and possibly black "material'") along with the glued on braid is the sure indicator. Even at that I have found some variants of other patches produced for the same purpose stripped of the mirror and used on the uniform........these coming from impeccable sources.

 

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This is not truly a shoulder sleeve insignia.........it is in fact the back of a PX mirror that the GIs bought for their loved ones. The large amount of glue (and possibly black "material'") along with the glued on braid is the sure indicator. Even at that I have found some variants of other patches produced for the same purpose stripped of the mirror and used on the uniform........these coming from impeccable sources.

Will

Will,

 

Just "a little late" in coming, but here is a photo that backs up your statement.

 

Jim

 

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Here is a graduation program from June 25, 1943. It belonged to Officer Candidate Edmund George Reuter. The staples are just about rusted away, otherwise it's perfect.

 

I'm unable to scan, or I would send the names to you.

 

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I hope you guys didn't forget about me!! Congrats on new additions!! I finally

bought this over sized postcard!! I haven't seen one of these before!!

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In Memoriam:

Willard Whitehead

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For my TD / Armor School display;

Bracelet of a Private James Roche, 129th Tank Destroyer Training (?) Battalion - TD RTC.
With shipping box date marked 1943.

Bracelet.
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Shipping Box.
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I like the personal note on the inside of the box.

Erwin

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Hi all,
Here is the first SSI I recently bought. As a militaria-collector of just about everything, I am now switching to SSI. My wife found this one very nice to start with. I am new to this forum and I am new to SSI (and I really appreciate all the hard work that has been put into it and all the detailed information - it shows). So I need all the help I can get from you 'old vets'. Here's what I bought. Any comments? Any additional information? The seller (a museum) claims it's WWII. Colors aren't as crisp as in the real thing... but that is probably different in every monitor...

cya, thx,

Bocage.

Tank Destroyer SSI - top: front-side / bottom: back-side

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A nice pair of unissued WW2 period TD officers' collar brass still on the retailer's card. The detailing on the half-track is very crisp.

 

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Enlisted Man's T/D collar disk, wartime economy stamped brass, clutch fitting.

 

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Here's some pictures sent to me by a neighbor of my grandmother's in Alabama. He drove a Stuart in the 805th TD Bn, from N. Africa all the way to the end in Italy. His name was Lucian Kendrick. Notice his collar devices are the more typical armor instead of TD. Now, the thing I can't figure out is what the heck is the DUI on his collar? I'll try to get a close-up for better identification, but so far, I've been unable to find anything similar. The family doesn't seem to have the insignia anymore, either.

Thanks,

G

 

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post-297-1257994584.jpg This was his Stuart, but the tanker is unidentified.

 

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