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Colonel Kenneth C. Townson Commander 209th Coast Artillery Regiment (Antiaircraft) (Semimobile) 1941. Their DI was adopted in that year of 1941
A Beer Bottle of his in the Genesee Brew House museum Rochester NY.
I'm really curious what a Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps button is doing on the uniform, they're a competitive marching band part of Drum Corps International out of Casper, Wyoming but they weren't founded until 1957. Maybe the vet was a supporter or participated in some way, or someone just added it later because it says 11th Cavalry? I wonder if the ribbon/medal on the left breast pocket is related to Troopers as well.
Very interesting seeing how high it went, could very well be collectors and dealers stocking up for the SPR effect when Masters of the Air is released.
This is the only image I have of the "Hells Angels" VT-9 emblem, it's my understanding it is the "second Cruise" version of the emblem, there was an earlier totally different design for the first cruise , if you can help with this one please post, thanks :)
This is a very interesting and informative look at this subject, thank you! The information collected on the early overcoats is fascinating.
A couple of notes:
I believe the USN Uniform Regulations of 1 July 1897 were the first to specify the buttoned straps at the back of the coat and the deletion of the full belt.
Shoulder straps were returned to the overcoat by Uniform Circular 79 of 12 June 1897, a few weeks before the full regulations are dated. I assume this was done to get the word out on some of the major changes while the illustrated regulations were being published and distributed. This order also added the shoulder straps to the service whites, authorized the visor "scrambled egg" for senior officers, and changed the blue service dress sleeve stripes from black to gold.
The new shoulder marks (boards) were specified for the overcoats of commissioned officers above CWO and graduate naval cadets in the Uniform Regulations of 8 May 1899. Shoulder boards were added for CWOs by the Uniform Regulations of 6 June 1901. Warrant officers (below CWO) were authorized shoulder boards by Change No. 4 to the 1905 Uniform Regulations, 12 Oct 1908. Graduate naval cadets' shoulder boards were deleted in the 1901 regs but returned by the revision of 27 Feb 1902.
The aircraft on the patch is a B-17 Flying Fortress not a B-29
I have the same image but yet to find proper ID ....
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