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WW1 German War Trophy Grouping from 340th MG BN Doughboy
Old 06-18-2018, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default WW1 German War Trophy Grouping from 340th MG BN Doughboy

PFC Francis E. Partridge 340th Machine Gun Battalion 89th Infantry Division A.E.F. captured German War Trophy Rings, Shoulder Boards and Insignia, Hebdomas 8 Day Watch, Iron Cross and more.

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Unusual helmet decoration on the ring.
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I need to ID the units for the gold cypher insignia and the shoulder board set with K. It looks like oil cloth material. Thanks for looking. Ed
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I need to ID the units for the gold cypher insignia and the shoulder board set with K. It looks like oil cloth material. Thanks for looking. Ed
The "K" represents the Kraftfahr Battalion. Taken from a motorist/driver most likely. There are some pics in the Imperial Uniforms forum with drivers in uniforms made from similar material, though you cant see their shoulder boards.

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Outstanding and thanks for the swift reply. Ed
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The gilt cypher is from an officer of the Württemberg field artillery regiment Nr.13. It would go on those Württemberg officer's boards nicely. They have had a cypher and crown removed.

The Kraftfahrer boards are leather.

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Thanks, Chip. The cypher is the largest and heaviest insignia I've seen and seems far too large for a uniform epaulettes. I thought it may have been mounted on a cartridge box..
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Ed,

I couldn't judge the size very well, but given your description, I would say the larger size is meant for a dress epaulette (with the crescent shaped end) rather than a shoulder board.
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