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Looks like 89th ID

 

Can you make out the collar disc? It's either 89th Div Supply Train or a 314th Engineers (89th Div) variant. My money's on Supply Train...

 

Great photos by the way!

 

-Chuck

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WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
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Military engineer: thanks for posting a great selection! What a great variety..especially like your Army of Occupation images.

 

John

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Eric-- what a great shot---thanks for sharing---You're right about the scarcity of marines wearing Third Army patches---from my research it appears the only marines to do so were those who served on the Rhine River patrol or were assigned for some reason to work in the Third Army HQ---Here's Corporal Edward J. Donnelly at the helm of the SS Mosel and passing under the Remagen Bridge in January 1919

 

I have been building a spreadsheet of the members of the Marine Rhine River Patrol but did not have your guy's name---I'll have to do a little research and see if he fits...

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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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Eric and Al,

That is very interesting about Marines and the Rhine River Patrol. I really couldn't figure out why Eric's Marine had an Army of Occupation insignia, but Al sure offered a good explanation.

 

 

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Not as deep thinking, I thought this was a novelty studio portrait of four soldiers taken by the French photographer Chandioux (Verdun--his stamp is on the back of this RPPC). But, as I started to crop for sharing, I realized it was taken outside a building. The improvised studio has been decorated with a fake gangplank to nowhere and a cut-out life preserver for the "USS SALMON" (During WWI, no US Navy ship was named the "Salmon," though SS-19 had started life as the "Salmon" in 1910. The Salmon was renamed the D-3 in 1910 and then the SS-19 in 1911).

Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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A couple of AEF Chaplains.

 

First, unidentified 37th Division Chaplain.

 

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And 111th Engineers (36th Division) Chaplain AS Broaddus.

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unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Another "impromptu" studio shot (dirt floor with painted backdrop) taken in France, March 17, 1919.

 

Handwritten note on reverse reads:

 

"Honey Bunch.

Miss Finch & little black eyed devil, Miss Bartlett"

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
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Show offs! You guys are posting some premium images...

 

Since I have yet to upload some of my own "premium" content to my phone, this one will have to do...for now.

 

An 82nd Division band member wearing two different types of Officer collar insignia: a typical blackened one on his collar, and a gilt variant on his OS cap. It reminds me of another thread I've been meaning to start - Enlisted/NCOs wearing Officer insignia, both in the studio & out in the field.

 

- Chuck

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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Show offs! You guys are posting some premium images...

 

Since I have yet to upload some of my own "premium" content to my phone, this one will have to do...for now.

 

An 82nd Division band member wearing two different types of Officer collar insignia: a typical blackened one on his collar, and a gilt variant on his OS cap. It reminds me of another thread I've been meaning to start - Enlisted/NCOs wearing Officer insignia, both in the studio & out in the field.

 

- Chuck

A rebel and typical 82nd Div guy, Chuck, no wonder you like this shot...

AFB
"When in doubt, Go cyclical"

 

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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An interesting assortment of war veterans.

 

Front Row: Spanish American War veteran from Maine(always loved those Span Am vet medals), and a 1st Div doughboy wearing what appears to be a Croix de Guerre ribbon bar w/ bronze star.

 

Back row: Enlisted Air Service pilot with winged 4-bladed prop on his upper right sleeve, followed by three other doughboys (haven't been able to determine their unit affiliation). Note they are all wearing the same town medal.

 

I can't help but wonder if these are all local Maine men posing together.

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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An interesting assortment of war veterans.

 

Front Row: Spanish American War veteran from Maine(always loved those Span Am vet medals), and a 1st Div doughboy wearing what appears to be a Croix de Guerre ribbon bar w/ bronze star.

 

Back row: Enlisted Air Service pilot with winged 4-bladed prop on his upper right sleeve, followed by three other doughboys (haven't been able to determine their unit affiliation). Note they are all wearing the same town medal.

 

I can't help but wonder if these are all local Maine men posing together.

 

Hubba hubba!

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Show offs! You guys are posting some premium images...

 

Since I have yet to upload some of my own "premium" content to my phone, this one will have to do...for now.

 

An 82nd Division band member wearing two different types of Officer collar insignia: a typical blackened one on his collar, and a gilt variant on his OS cap. It reminds me of another thread I've been meaning to start - Enlisted/NCOs wearing Officer insignia, both in the studio & out in the field.

 

- Chuck

 

That is a super image Chuck. One of the nicest from the 82nd I have seen.

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A recent pickup of personalized autographed studio photo of Major General Frederick S. Strong who commanded the 40th Division in WW1, taken at Liberty Studio at Camp Kearny, California.

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Specific areas of collecting and buying interest:

WWI/WWII 40th (Sunshine) Division, Camp Kearny, Camp Harry Jones, WWI/WWII 158th Infantry, USS Oklahoma, USS Swordfish (SS-193), Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Mexican Border (1916),

Norman Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Norman, OK, Tinker Field or AFB, Submariner Items, Knives, Bayonets, Sweetheart Jewelry, other unique

or odd items with interesting stories.

 

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Here is a photo of Lt. Kingsley B Colton of Winnetka, Illinois, taken during his 1918 Christmas leave. He came from an old English family and was a 1915 graduate of Amherst University. After the war he settled down and became a stock broker, eventually marrying a member of a prominent Chicago family in the 1920s. Artur

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NICE shot, Brennan! You always snag the cheap BINs.

 

Here's one that I paid regular money for!

 

Edward Anderson Stinson, Jr. (July 11, 1893 – January 26, 1932)

During WWI he served as a flight instructor for at Kelly Field. In 1921, he set a world endurance record for flight.

He was the founder of Stinson Aircraft Company. At the time of his death in 1932 in an air crash, he was the world's most experienced pilot in flight hours, with over 16,000 hours logged.[

 

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Top dollar paid for WWI AEF Tank Corps uniforms, medal groups, equipment and photos,
unit histories and rosters...especially anything associated with

301st (Heavy) Tank Bn
Drop me an email and let me know what you have.

 

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Jag and crew,

 

Sorry I've been absent the past month or so! The winter caught up with me. Now I'm back in action. Mighty crisp details on those wings!

 

Eric,

 

The fellow in the BIN($15) shot I won is wearing shows an ambulance driver with the American Field Service. Note the sam browne belt and fourragere(or aiguillette

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Brennan -

 

That's a wonderful portrait at a bargain price....can't beat it!

 

JAG -

 

The Stinson studio portrait is superb. Such clarity...and the content is right up my alley ;)

 

Here's a recent pick-up:

 

He's either an enlisted aviator (EM wings on his coat), an aviation mechanic (they flew often to troubleshoot aircraft), or a dispatch rider. I'm leaning towards aviation...

 

-Chuck

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WANTED!

WWI Aero Squadron items such as insignia, uniforms & my favorite- PHOTOS! Will purchase or work out a possible trade

HIGHLY SOUGHT- Anything related to the AEF Photo Sections or 85th,258th & 278th Aero Squadrons.

To be alone, to have your life in your own hands, to use your own skill, single-handed, against the enemy. It was like the lists of the Middle Ages, the only sphere in modern warfare where a man saw his adversary and faced him in mortal combat, the only sphere where there was still chivalry and honour. If you won, it was your own bravery and skill; if you lost, it was because you had met a better man
-Cecil Lewis


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The back of this photo has the name Louis Leonardi written on it.

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Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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