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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Three-inches diameter cotton, felt or wool cloth rank disks worn on the upper right sleeve of the coat or shirt to denote individual was promoted from Private to Private First Class, ranking below a Lance Corporal, Corporal or a Sergeant. Either used the symbol of their branch or their arm, i.e., Artillery (crossed cannons), Cavalry (crossed sabers) of the Infantry (crossed rifles). The P.F.C. rank was replaced in 1920 with a single chevron. 
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Army, Insignia, Rank badges, P.F.C., Private...
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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Chevrons of the United States Army at the Quartermaster Corps Museum from 1872 to 1953 displayed. 
Topics: Army Chevrons, Chevrons, Army of the United States, United States Army, QMC Museum, Quartermaster...
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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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United States Army Artillery Specialty Insignia of 1907. Transportation Sergeant was used from 1935 to 1941 and also used for Combat Traing Sergeant and for Truckmaster, a red wing on navy blue with a red inner ring on wool 3" diameter circle. These patches were part of the Coast Artillery Corps.
Topics: Chief Planter, Casemate Electrician, Observer First Class, Observer Second Class, Gun Pointer,...
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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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In 1948 the United States Army issued smaller chevrons to their enlisted personnel, they were reduced from 3-1/2" to 2-inches in width. Combat soldiers wore blue chevrons on yellow while non-combat troops wore yellow on blue. Needless to say many did not like the whole arrangement and in 1951 during the Korean War of 1951-1953, they reverted to their earlier wider chevrons which did not differentiate between combat and non-combat enlisted ranks. 
Topics: Mamie Eisenhower Stripes, Mamir Eisenhower Chevrons, Chevrons, Non-Combat Chevrons, Combat...
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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Fold out poster showing the small United States Army chevrons worn between 1948 to 1951 which showed which soldiers were non-combat or combat. Fortunately the army reverted back to the earlier issue and in 1958 changed to AG44 Green with yellow chevrons. 
Topics: Mamie Eisenhower Chevrons, Mamie Eisenhower Stripe, U.S. Army, United States Army, Army of the...
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Sep 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A scooter dropped by parachute for transportation for United States Army Airborne Troops for mobility in 1944.
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Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Army Airborne, Motor Scooter, 1944, Insigne, Insignia
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Sep 21, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Women's Army Auxiliary Corps preceded the Women's Army Corps.
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.A.C., Women's Army Corps, W.A.C., 1942-1943, Army of the United...
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Sep 22, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A silver badge of a four-blade propeller within a wreath.
Topics: United States Army Air Force, Second World War, World War Two, Air Force Technician's Badge
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Sep 24, 2015 Herbert Booker
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On a white field a green cactus, all encircled by a dark blue band inscribed: 35TH INFANTRY REGIMENT 1916 in silver. (32X27mm) No hallmark, made for collectors by Aresta. Illustrated by Herbert Booker in 1982 drawn 600% in India ink with a drafting pen of velum-paper. Later reduced down to actual size.
Topics: 35th Infantry Regiment, Distinctive Unit Insignia, D.U.I., United States Army, Army of the United...
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Sep 24, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A U.S. Army shoulder sleeve insignia or a squadron patch work on the shirt or jacket while piloting or serving as a crew member on aircraft.
Topics: United States Army Airborne Command Electronics Board, Army of the United States, United States...
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Sep 25, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A small metal stamped and enameled distinctive unit insignia worn by soldiers on their epaulet.
Topics: Mississippi Army National Guard, 61st Infantry Brigade, United States Army, Insignia
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Sep 25, 2015 Herbert Booker
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811th Engineer Battalion distinctive unit insignia.
Topics: United States Army, Engineer Corps, 811th Engineer Battalion, D.U.I., Distinctive Unit Insignia
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Oct 1, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A black rectangle with a white pick-ax embedded in German stahlhelm insignia used by the United States Army 308th Engineers in France on the Western Front. 
Topics: Stahlhelm, German Helmet, Pick-Ax, Insignia, United States Army Expeditionary Force, A.E.F., Army...
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Oct 1, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A small brass disc with a bald eagle standing atop a U.S. Shield to show branch affiliation of an enlisted aide to a general officer.
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Enlisted Aide to a General Officer collar disc
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Oct 28, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A blue patch with the numbers 18 and the old style blue circle with a white star and a red ball in the center of that star with yellow wings. Could be reproductions? Ghost division were created in the Second World War to make their enemies think they had more troops than they really possessed. 
Topics: United States Army Air Corps, United States Army Air Force, United States Army, Army Air Corps,...
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Oct 28, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A blue patch with yellow lettering DARR Aero Tech. Inc. and a U.S. shield with an American bald eagle's head with up-swept wings and below Albany, Ga. also in yellow lettering
Topics: 52nd A.A.F. Training Detachment, United States Army Air Force, Second World War, World War Two,...
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A yellow border with blue letters that read "Lodwick School of Aeronautics" with a blue circle inside with a yellow winged propeller. 
Topics: 61st Army Air Force Training Detachment, Lodwick School of Aeronautics, United States Army Air...
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Oct 30, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Soft-cover insignia books, many out-of-print. 
Topics: Index of Drawings, Insignia of America's Little Known Seafarers, Military Uniforms, Specialty and...
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Nov 13, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Bailey, Biddle & Banks Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania produced a small catalogue of Army of the United States military insignia for commissioned officers in the First World War and later in the Second World War as well in sterling silver and gold plate whenever needed. B.B.B. created some of the finest insignia in addition to their creations of unique jewelry. 
Topics: Bailey Biddle & Banks Company, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 1017, First World War, World War One,...
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Nov 13, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A 7-1/4" x 4-1/2" catalog of United States Army, United States Coast, United States Marine Corps and United States Navy branch and rank insignia, sweetheart jewelry, etc. of the Second World War. 
Topics: United States Army Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine...
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Nov 27, 2015 Herbert Booker
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An early recruiting books produced for navy recruiters describing the benefits such as world travel, army pay day, etc., everything for prospective recruit soldiers.
Topics: Army Recruiter's Booklet, Army of the United States, United States Army, 1813, Recruiting
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Nov 27, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A booklet about the role of the United States Armed Forces with two pages showing the insignia of the army and the navy. 
Topics: United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard, United States Marine Corps,...
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Nov 27, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A booklet about Portrex in the United States Colony of Puerto Rico during Operation Bootstrap that also. 
Topics: United States Armed Forces, United States Air Force, United States Army, United States Coast Guard,...
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Nov 28, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Cavalry (yellow) chevrons used until 1918 to 1919 in the Army of the United States. From the collection of the late Michael von Deckbar who had possibly the best collection of chevrons in the U.S.A.!
Topics: Michael von Deckbar, Cavalry Chevrons, Chevrons, Insignia, Army of the United States, United States...
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Dec 5, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A United States Army issued song book which some soldiers learned to sing as individuals or as a group, especially when on a long march to keep their spirits up. 
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Army Song Book, Song Book, World War Two, WW2, WWII,...
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Dec 5, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Soldiers entering the Army of the United States as recruit received one of these booklets which helped familiarize them with what they could and could not do as well as describe the different ranks and the pay scale of soldiers from private to general officer. 
Topics: Army of the United States, United States Army, Rules & Regulations, World War Two, WW2, WWII,...
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Dec 5, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Buttons worn on the uniforms of Union Army soldiers in the U.S. Civil War of 1861-1865.
Topics: Union Army, U.S.Army, Army of the United States, United States Army, U.S.Civil War, The War of...
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Dec 7, 2015 Herbert Booker
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A sixty-three book about uniforms and insignia of the United States Armed Forces in World War Two.
Topics: Insignia of the services, United States Air Corps, United States Air Force, United States Army,...
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Catalogue showing not only boots, shes, leggings as well as the Same Brown belt and other military items. 
Topics: Army, Army of the United States, U.S.A., United States Army, Leather Equipment, Boots, Shoes,...
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Dec 9, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Small booklet with a brown cover and fully illustrated with shoulder sleeve insignia, uniforms, etc.
Topics: A Guide to U.S.Army Insignia, Army of the United States, Second World War, United States Army, WW2,...
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Dec 16, 2015 Herbert Booker
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An American Bald Eagle inside a wreath clutching a bundle of arrows as well as rank insignia too.
Topics: USMC Quartermaster Corps, USN Chief Machinist Mate, United States Army, United States Navy
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Dec 21, 2015 Herbert Booker
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Illustrations of Army & Navy ranch and rank insignia printed in San Francisco, California in 1917.
Topics: Army & Navy Insignia, Army of the United States, Navy of the United States, United States Army,...