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Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 05-01-2017, 10:54 AM
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Herring-Hüsken's book Katalog der Abzeichen...

Herring-Hüsken's book Katalog der Abzeichen deutscher Organisationen 1871-1945 has a more basic version of this button in their unidentified section (page 352/Tafel 9, item 2c in case you have this...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 11-09-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Niemann documented 76 "official" bars for this...

Niemann documented 76 "official" bars for this medal and another 23 unofficial ones. "Somme" was one of the unofficial bars.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 07-13-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,217
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Good work Carinthia! It only took 11 years for...

Good work Carinthia! It only took 11 years for the right person to dig in the right direction. At least I got the Austrian part right. Arneitz went to the k. u. k. Staats-Realschule in Klagenfurt,...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 07-13-2011, 08:18 PM
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Posted By VerKuilen Ager
That's the event badge ("tinnie") for the 13th...

That's the event badge ("tinnie") for the 13th Reichsfrontsoldatentag (R.F.S.T.), which if I recall correctly was the one of 1932.
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 07-12-2011, 06:18 PM
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Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Photos 1, 7, 8/9 were part of a series of 11...

Photos 1, 7, 8/9 were part of a series of 11 Stahlhelm emblems that showed the wearers former branch of service. These includes cavalry, artillery (# 8 & 9), pioneers (7), fleet, machingun section,...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 10-07-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Red Wing (Minnesota) YMCA?

Red Wing (Minnesota) YMCA?
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-28-2010, 07:24 PM
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Posted By VerKuilen Ager
A red flash with red edge was approved for...

A red flash with red edge was approved for Airborne Artillery units.
The d.i. is for the 26th Artillery, elements of which were attached to the XVIII Airborne Corps in Viet Nam. The 26th Battery/s...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 07-28-2010, 06:48 PM
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Views: 507
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
The RM-29-A was a remote control box, part of...

The RM-29-A was a remote control box, part of <nobr>the RC-290</nobr> remote control unit, which provided for remote operation of a number of portable and vehicular short-range...
Forum: Freikorps / Weimar Period Forum (1918-1933) 05-03-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Both examples look ok. This badge was only...

Both examples look ok. This badge was only produced once and I wouldn't expect to find a legit one with painted chevron. However, the enamel on these is fairly shallow and does not rise to the top of...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-24-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
I'd agree on the maneuver medal. Typically, the...

I'd agree on the maneuver medal. Typically, the bar would say something like "Tennessee Maneuvers" (sometimes with a date, sometimes without) and the arms of the cross would have the emblems of the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 04-07-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Theoretically, this tag should date to sometime...

Theoretically, this tag should date to sometime between 1969 (when the Army and Air Force were supposed to start using social security numbers) and 1980 (when hyphens were supposed to separate the...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-27-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
This is indeed a map of Betio. See the righthand...

This is indeed a map of Betio. See the righthand column illustrations here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarawa
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 03-15-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
This is the M-1918 BAR assistant's bandolier made...

This is the M-1918 BAR assistant's bandolier made by Long Company. Only a few months later Long dispensed with the round, bound edge and went to a v-shaped flap. Many of these would later be modified...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-16-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
The reference in the obituary to Normandy appears...

The reference in the obituary to Normandy appears to be from a list of campaign credits. This means only that he fought in the Normandy Campaign. While he might have landed on D-Day, he could just as...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-16-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Sounds like it is probably a Model 1904 Hospital...

Sounds like it is probably a Model 1904 Hospital Corps knife. The "S.A." indicates a knife made at the Springfield Arsenal.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 02-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
The patch didn't get official authorization until...

The patch didn't get official authorization until 1951, but is known to have existed in a variety of unofficial forms back to 1920. During W.W.II it was worn on an armband by the Academic Regiment...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-28-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
7th Air Refueling Squadron, U.S. Air Force. The...

7th Air Refueling Squadron, U.S. Air Force. The unit was activated in 1958, so circa ate 1950s through the mid 1970s on the patch unless the unit was deactivated sooner.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 01-20-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Similar to the U.S. B-7 but with several notable...

Similar to the U.S. B-7 but with several notable differences: the way the sleeves are cut and attached to the body is much different, lack of "patch" panels on the shoulders, and smooth-type collar....
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-29-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Here's a John Woodard who was a Marine officer in...

Here's a John Woodard who was a Marine officer in the late 1960s.
http://www.tulsalawyer.com/index_files/Page875.htm
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-24-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Most of the K-prefix serial numbers were issued...

Most of the K-prefix serial numbers were issued to women. There was one category -- members of the Army Medical Specialists Corps -- that I believe had men in it during W.W.II. This would have been...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-09-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Mr. Myers died in Jefferson, Kentucky on 28...

Mr. Myers died in Jefferson, Kentucky on 28 November, 2007. You might be able to get an obituary through a newspaper in that area.
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-09-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
The basic item looks to be the standard cotton...

The basic item looks to be the standard cotton field trousers that were issued with the M1943 field jacket. Note the tabbed waist and cuffs. Modifying them with large extra cargo pockets was not...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-01-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 238,091
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Interesting find from the Vietnam era. The demand...

Interesting find from the Vietnam era. The demand was so high for insignia that just about every jewelry manufacturer in the U.S. was getting some kind of contract.

This Williams and Anderson...
Forum: U.S. Militaria Forum 09-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
Alberti made several enameled U.S. distinctive...

Alberti made several enameled U.S. distinctive insignia during the occupation period so this looks to have been an extension of that business.
Forum: Indo China Wars 1945 - 1975. 08-28-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By VerKuilen Ager
The hat's owner was in the 38th Medical...

The hat's owner was in the 38th Medical Detachment, Dental Services, which was part of the 44th Medical Brigade (probably in the 1967-70 time frame when the 44th reported directly to USARV).
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