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Another favorite of mine..Victory McMillan, of 505th Engineer Service Batt. His French style cap has the numbers attached to it.

 

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That is a great shot---the 7th was a hard-fighting unit and it's great to see portraits of guys that served in it.

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Before finding this portrait, If I had come across the uniform this guy is wearing, I would have hesitated to add it to my collection----I have never seen a double-patched service coat with 38th Division and 36th Division patches but here it is...man, in this hobby, never say never....

 

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"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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Before finding this portrait, If I had come across the uniform this guy is wearing, I would have hesitated to add it to my collection----I have never seen a double-patched service coat with 38th Division and 36th Division patches but here it is...man, in this hobby, never say never....

 

Al

WOW! Now that's a head scratcher. What is the collar insignia? Maybe a civilian service organization?

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WOW! Now that's a head scratcher. What is the collar insignia? Maybe a civilian service organization?

Erick---could be--I can't get a clear enough look at it to tell---but with this guy and his unique combo of patches, it could be anything...I'm just not sure I trust him to follow any uniform regulations...

Al

 

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"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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Before finding this portrait, If I had come across the uniform this guy is wearing, I would have hesitated to add it to my collection----I have never seen a double-patched service coat with 38th Division and 36th Division patches but here it is...man, in this hobby, never say never....

 

Al

 

Wow. I concur. I would have written off that tunic as put together by some kid who didn't know better!

 

Maybe that is the same case here, with the kid just having served his time in the AEF!

 

Great find, Al. Just don't know what to say...what a head-shaker.

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16th Enginneers Kevy, Basquin, Parsons, and Brooks, photographed in a French studio.

 

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French Studio photo of a Army Nurse with her bicycle, ca. 1918

 

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Excellent point, WWI Nerd. What IS the deal with that? I know Navy guys did that (sew service chevrons upside down) to their uniforms, but I don't remember hearing or seeing it done by the AEF/AFG Army.

 

I'm really enjoying the latest batch of posts (JAG - that nurse posing with her bike inside a studio was very cool...and Al, your double patched Doughboy was certainly a head-turner).

 

Since we're on the topic of absurd placement of insignia, what do you guys say to this 322nd AS studio portrait? The 322nd never made it overseas, being formed in February 1918 and disbanded a year later at Kelly Field, TX.

 

The regs say this aero squadron rating should be on the right arm, not the left as seen in my pic. I've been searching my references for any 'allowances', but have yet to turn anything up.

 

I have also seen EM aviator wings being worn on the left side when they should be on the right shoulder. Mind you, all of this is going on Stateside where it's been argued they followed the regs to the "T". Apparently not...

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Chuck,

 

It looks as if your guy is wearing the squadron insignia like it's a rank chevron ... midway between the elbow & shoulder. I do believe that the regs called for the top of the squadron insignia to be touching the shoulder seam like AEF divisional insignia. He does however, have the insignia on the correct sleeve, i.e. the left.

 

In respect to rank chevrons, until May of 1918, regulations stipulated that they were to be worn on both sleeves. In order to conserve wool, in May,orders were issued stating that rank chevrons were to be worn only on the right hand sleeve, not both sleeves.

 

I think the placement confusion depended on whether the enlisted men thought the squadron patch was an chevron or a shoulder insignia. This is likely why we see them riding high on the shoulder and further down the sleeve, just above the elbow.

 

This may also be the reason why they sometimes appear on the right sleeve per the post-May 1918 NCO chevron regs & sometimes on the left shoulder per the regs governing shoulder insignia & sometimes on both sleeves, per the pre-May 1918 NCO chevron regs.

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I am sure most people saw this one when it was offered but thought I would post it here for reference. Only the second photo of the 369th SSI in wear that I have seen.

YOUCH! this is a kick-back, straight-up, Hissin' cobra dynamite image. :)

 

Nice to have a record of it! Thanks, Eric.

 

JAG

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John, I think you meant rattlesnake as in "Black Rattlers" one of the 15th New York N.G. Infantry / 369th Infantry Regiment's nicknames.

 

Does anyone know what the official colors of the "Black Rattler" shoulder insignia were?

 

I've seen the snake in white, green & bullion, sometimes with a pink tongue & rattle, typically on a black background.

 

An illustration of the insignia in a may 1919 newspaper spread about AEF insignia depicted an all white, coiled rattlesnake with a pink tongue on a brown backing.

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French-made photo of a 1st Army Engineer Captain.

 

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German-made (occupation era) photo of 1st Infantry Division soldier, Clarence Smith, New England "Pot. & Keg? Co." [can't make out the writing!]

 

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2nd Corps School veteran posing in a French studio

 

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7th Corps veteran, "Taken in Treves, Germany, January 30, 1919"

 

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John---you know you are killing me with these great Third Army images---I thought I had a portrait of a VIIth Corps, 326th Field Signal BN, soldier at the same studio with the same prop but my memory was weak...nevertheless, here's my signal corps guy at a studio in Wittlich.....

7th Corps veteran, "Taken in Treves, Germany, January 30, 1919"

 

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"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

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John---you know you are killing me with these great Third Army images---I thought I had a portrait of a VIIth Corps, 326th Field Signal BN, soldier at the same studio with the same prop but my memory was weak...nevertheless, here's my signal corps guy at a studio in Wittlich.....

 

 

Well that is very cool! Wittlich is just a long walk from Trier!

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Unidentified soldier of the 34th Engineers (Supply and Shop regiment), photographed in a French studio.

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Enlisted soldier wearing a WWI Victory Medal with four clasps. Photographed in an Ohio studio, the photo came in a group of images attributed to a 37th Division member.

 

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And as we know, those boys could walk....did you notice the weird distortion on the table I got when I shrank it down to postable size? I didn't notice it till I loaded it up here and hit the add button---I think it's kind of cool...almost a twilight zone image...

 

Al

Well that is very cool! Wittlich is just a long walk from Trier!

 

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For more information on

"In a Strange Land: The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923"

"Let's Go! The History of the 29th Infantry Division"

"To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916-1918 Volumes 1 and 2"

"Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces"

"Forgotten Soldiers of WWI: America's Immigrant Doughboys"

"Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War"

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John A. Paruleski, 470 Motor Truck Co., 418 Motor Supply Train.

 

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The 470 Motor Truck Co. arrived in Brest on August 25, 1918, and were shipped to the front three days later where they remained until after the Armistice.

 

According to another member of the 470 Motor Truck Co, Tallie Everson, "A Motor Supply Train consists of six motor truck companies with twenty-seven trucks to a company, and on each truck, a driver and an assistant who rides the rear end of the truck acting as scout for the truck behind also guarding the load of his own truck." -- Brodhead's Tribute to Her Men of the Service, 1914-1918, by Brodhead (Wis.) Civics Club, page 102

 

 

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