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Patches in action: Photos of SSI being worn by the troops.


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Captainofthe7th

Great thread! I will try to add some shortly...in the meantime, does anyone else agree that this is worth being pinned? I'm sure we'll accumulate plenty more images for a sizeable topic. Valuable reference indeed...

 

First - Kiska task force. Love the chevrons in the helmet net, too. I may have even pulled this one off the forums here. I think at least one GI has the Kiska patch as a combat patch.

 

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Rob

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Captainofthe7th

Lots of 2nd ID here. Here comes some Ceris-Normandie photos...

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1st Army

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And I've only gone through about the first quarter of the first set of 3000 photos...I've got time on my hands :)

 

Rob

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Captainofthe7th

3rd Ranger Co in Korea (out of Stanton's book I think)

 

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7th ID Korea (17th Regt from Rocket Robert's page...I think this was "Co C buddy")

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Rob

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3rd Ranger Co in Korea (out of Stanton's book I think)

 

3rdRangerCompany3rdInfantryDivision.jpg

 

7th ID Korea (17th Regt from Rocket Robert's page...I think this was "Co C buddy")

korea_scan_016.jpg

 

Rob

 

The correct unit designation is 3rd Ranger Infantry Company (Abn); also many GIs in the KISKA TF wore the same SSI on both shoulders

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lamarhooten
....Korean War...

LOVE the colored photos!! Lets the youngsters know that it was just black/white back in the day!!!

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Folks of the Eastern Defense Command searching a U-Boat crew at Fort Miles, DE.

 

-Ski

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A pair of lucky 2nd Service Command souls looking through the U-Boat crew's socks....

 

-Ski

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Proud Kraut

Nice thread, Ski! Recently I did a little research on the local German and Allied POW camps. Among others I found this picture online at the German Federal Archives.

 

Attribution: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1991-017-34 / Unknown / CC-BY-SA

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Hawaii... 1920's or 1930's... believed to be a member of C Company, 3rd Engineers.

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Proud Kraut

Picture from the Berlin Airlift. Seems that the guy in the center has a Labrador NE Canada Cmd patch on his right sleeve. Unfortunately I can't identify the patch on his left sleeve. Anybody?

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FrankEaton01

Here's another example of the early AAF "pinwheel" patch being worn. The veteran served in the 67th Bomb Squadron, 44th Bomb Group.

 

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Gregg let me add the picture of his uncle to this thread. A good example of using snaps to attach a patch to the uniform to facilitate easy removal for laundering. Great photo, hey? Thanks Gregg!

 

-Ski

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A WWII C-47 Pilot being honored. Looks like he is wearing a yellow on black "Airborne" tab above his 9th Air Force Patch.

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