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Military History: Hungarian WWII Howitzer, hungarian stamp, artillery piece
hungarian stamp, artillery piece, tank gun: Greetings The 75 Skoda is the closest to the stamp image. It is logical choice. I have come across some who say it is a German Pac 38 50mm anti tank gun but to me it is clearly a larger artillery piece. 75 Skoda would be my guess Thank You ...

Military History: ID of WWII Infantry Badges, 100th infantry division, infantry branch
100th infantry division, infantry branch, combat infantryman: Hello Bill, The one Combat Infantryman’s Badge (C.I.B.) has a flaw on the blue enamel paint, the flaw appears to be what is left of either a price tag, or a manufactures sticker (tape residue, or something that was sticky that was used to adhere something...

Military History: Identification of uniform, west yorkshire regiment, leicestershire regiment
west yorkshire regiment, leicestershire regiment, collar badge: The uniforms are British and were worn from 1860-1881.This uniform doubled as a field uniform until replaced by khaki in 1881. Though fuzzy, I believe the collar badge to be a tiger. These men probably belonged to either West Yorkshire Regiment or Leicestershire...

Military History: Identufying a symbol on and military crest..., artillery officers, cavalry officers
artillery officers, cavalry officers, military insignia: Hello Bobby, During the Civil War, the symbol for Infantry (Union) was an Infantry Horn, the Bugle or Infantry Horn”, was used from 1839 to 1875, when it was replaced by Crossed Muskets which are still in use today, therefore during the Civil War, there...

Military History: Iron Crosses, grandfathers, belongings
grandfathers, belongings, hassles: Hello Shirley, I will try to help you here via a website I am a member of , but german items are not my expetise, but the site I suggest you try is VERY good at this type of items , They have a bunch of really nice and helpful people there ! You will have...

Military History: Iwo Jima, Iwo Jima, Radar
Iwo Jima, Radar, USMC: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Yes, the 138th AAA Group did have radar during the Operation DETACHMENT, February 19-March 16, 1945. Commanded by Colonel C.E. Rothgeb, the 138th AAA Group made an amphibious assault on D-Day, Monday, February 19,...

Military History: introduction of British steel helmets, steel helmets, contemporary records
steel helmets, contemporary records, british steel: Professor Chester, Sorry, I ve drawn a complete blank on the Doctor s name. There is no mention in any contemporary records of the period. I will continue digging; if he showed up in the Commons, there should be a record in the Parliamentary debate. The...

Military History: Japanese dog tag, army air force, irregular triangle
army air force, irregular triangle, local school system: Jake, The flask looks like an oiler; Japanese soldiers carried rifle cleaning kits and this I believe is one. The pocketknife was sold in Japanese PX stores. This was a popular item that many Marines and soldier carried. The bullet made it unusable, so your...

Military History: Japanese Mortar / Artillery Sight, artillery pieces, optical sight
artillery pieces, optical sight, hyperwar: Greetings This is an artillery sight. It was used to plan where to setup artillery pieces. It is similar to the US Army’s aiming circle. I don’t have a model number. It was not directly attached to a weapon but used on a tripod. Check out the web...

Military History: Kidderminster Town Hall Canon.England, cannon hill park, muzzle loaders
cannon hill park, muzzle loaders, town historian: Roger: I looked around and the only photos of the town hall are devoid of any cannon. Do you know he date the post cards were made? Are the cannon smoothbore muzzle loaders? The town Library might be your best bet, or contact the Town Hall itself and...

Military History: Liason Pilots, army air force, staff sergeants
army air force, staff sergeants, observation missions: Hello Joseph, Yes, there were Enlisted Men who were Liaison Pilots in WWII. The fact of the matter is that most of the Liaison Pilots in WWII were Enlisted, and when (sometimes if) they graduated the Liaison Pilot School, they were promoted to Staff Sergeants,...

Military History: locating surviving members of the 713th MP BN, 713th MP Battalion, 317th MP Battalion
713th MP Battalion, 317th MP Battalion, CommZ: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. The 713th MP Battalion was activated at Albany, NY, January 15, 1942. Serving in the ETO during WW 2, the 713th participated in the following Campaigns: Normandy June 6-July 24, 1944 Northern France ...

Military History: M 36 Mantel, breast pockets, army uniforms
breast pockets, army uniforms, german uniforms: Gary, You are right to be suspicious! The coat looks suspiciously like a Swedish knock-off. Swedish uniforms resemble the German feld-grau. The main mark in white is not the marks used in WWII era German uniforms. There were generally sewn, and had the waffenamt,...

Military History: Marine pocket knife, swiss army knives, division marines
swiss army knives, division marines, world war 2: Greetings Swiss Army knives were very popular. Most bases that had a PBX or military stores sold them to the troops. This knife was not normally issued to troops. Most soldiers bought their own. Your model is similar to Swiss army knives but the rubber...

Military History: Military Canteen?, army issue, u s army
army issue, u s army, mouth piece: Greetings You have a 19th century canteen. It is very similar to Calvary officer canteen dating back to the Napoleon wars. Most likely it is civil war vintage; many officers in the civil war supplied their own equipment. By the 20th century most canteens...

Military History: Military Patches, shoulder sleeve insignia, far east command
shoulder sleeve insignia, far east command, cereal boxes: Hello Brian, The three patches that you have are indeed military. They are officially called Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (SSI). The First Patch (with Saber and Star) is called the Persian Gulf Command Patch or SSI. Here is the history of the Persian...

Military History: Nazi Uniform Pins, panzer grenadier, ss panzer
panzer grenadier, ss panzer, nederland netherlands: Dylan, The eagle appears to be a metallic SS-general service. The stick pin of the edelweiss was authorized for wear by German Alpine troops. The pin was worn with civilian business dress. The rune is also SS and used by the 23rd SS Panzer-Grenadier Nederland...

Military History: Officer Corps., lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Anthony, There is no actual date for the officer corps in the U.S. Army but it is always been the date that George Washington received his commission from the Continental Congress: June 19, 1775. The date that the U.S. Army officer s insignia...

Military History: old ammo box, latch releases, ammunition boxes
latch releases, ammunition boxes, brass latch: Judging from the inside of the box, I would have to go with some sort of instrumentation rather than a musical instrument. Judging from the dividers, you would not be able to break down even a flute and fit it inside. If there were blocks of wood, that would...

Military History: Question, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Christina, In U.S. history there have been the following economic depressions: 1807 1837 1873 1893 1929-1939 No, you will see by the above dates that each depression (except for 1929-1939) didn t follow a war or precede a war....

Military History: Question, world war 2, lt colonel
world war 2, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Christinia, Inflation during World War II was dramatic in the extreme. In January, 1941, one British Pound was worth 1,200 drachma. By October, 1944, it had spiralled to 1,219 billion drachmas. As in other countries, it required basketfuls...

Military History: Rifles, rifle musket, percussion system
rifle musket, percussion system, austrian army: Hello, the Austrian Army in 1848 used the 1842M Augustin musket for the infantry, and the 1844M carabine for the cavalry. These were .70 cal smooth barrel rifles employing the rather unique tube lock percussion system designed by Feldmarschallleutnant Vincenz...

Military History: Roman Armor, roman armor, pilum
roman armor, pilum, roman army: Hello, Gladiator is a very interesting movie, even though it is often not very historically accurate; the armors soldiers wear are generally accurate, and weapons too (the pilum, or infantry lance, and the gladium, or short sword, plus the spatha, or broad...

Military History: Stalag 2A, stalag iia, stalag 2a
stalag iia, stalag 2a, german pow: Hi Larry Thanks for the question. After spending several hours searching the net, I was able to a sum total of two photos of Stalag IIA, albeit one is a grainy black and white photo: http://carol_fus.tripod.com/army_hero_eastman_bob.html http://www.buergerhaus-rostock.de/pdf/Tafel_Neubrandenburg_2.pdf#search=%22%22stalag%20II%20A%22%22...

Military History: Telescope, gun director, hnsa
gun director, hnsa, surveillance tool: Carola: K&E is an American company who specalized in surveying equipment. See below for more information. I believe what you have might be a gunsight for an old model naval gun dating back to the early 1940 s. http://www.hnsa.org/doc/destroyer/fiveinch/index.htm...

Military History: Troop Transport Ship, Troop Transport Ship
Troop Transport Ship: Dear Miss, Thank you for your question. It is possible for me to provide you with the name of the troop transport ship that carried your grandfather to the ETO during WW 2. Please provide me with ALL the dates in Box #36 of your grandfather s Discharge...

Military History: Unauthorized Army Combat Badges, vietnam war soldiers, army air force
vietnam war soldiers, army air force, unauthorized army: Hello Al, You are no bother at all. The best advice I can give you is to try to purchase them on eBay, as that is how I acquired some of mine, you will have to watch out with some of the cloth ones, and get an inspection period, juts to check them. Same...

Military History: USS Billy Mitchell, 20mm guns, weather deck
20mm guns, weather deck, inch guns: Terri: Yes, the AP-114 USS Mitchell did have guns. It was one of the General John Pope class AP Transport ships. During the war it was fitted with four single 5 dual purpose guns (dual purpose meant they could be used for both anti-aircraft firing...

Military History: War Animals
Hello David, The mostly widely used animal used in warfare thought the history of mankind has been the War Horse, which is followed a close second by the War Dog. Here is the History of Military Animals, and it included all the animals ever fielded for...

Military History: WW 2-201st Military Police Company, 201st MP Company, SHAEF
201st MP Company, SHAEF: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. The 201st MP Company earned Campaign Credits for: Northern France July 25-September 14, 1944 Rhineland September 15, 1944-March 21, 1945 The unit also received an Army of Occupation Credit for...

Military History: WW?? bayonet info / worth, imperial german army, haenel suhl
imperial german army, haenel suhl, haenel waffen: Michael: C.G. Haenel Waffen and Farhrradfabrick (Weapon and bicycle makers) were based in Suhl, Germany. They manufactured bayonets for the Imperial German army and made models 1871-84, 1898, 1898-02 and 1898-05. Yours is a Model 1898a/A or alter art...

Military History: WWII 142nd Infantry, infantry division association, 36th infantry division association
infantry division association, 36th infantry division association, 36th infantry division: Hi Steve Thanks for the question. If your dad was active in southern France it sounds live he was part of Operation Dragoon. Please find below some links that may be helpful in planning your trip and for your research. http://www.texasmilitaryforcesmuseum.org/36division/archives/142/ch002.htm...

Military History: WWII Army bases in United States, army bases in united states, tullahoma tenn
army bases in united states, tullahoma tenn, wwii army: Hello Ms. Dot, The Army Camp located in Tullahoma, Tennessee, during WWII was Camp Forest. Here is the history of Camp Forrest. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Forrest The only Army installation(s) that I could find near Laurel, MD, which is...

Military History: XV Corps, 42nd infantry division, 45th infantry division
42nd infantry division, 45th infantry division, dachau liberation: They rounded up fleeing SS guards http://www.history.ucsb.edu/faculty/marcuse/dachau/archive/SengerStoryBergenRecord036.htm http://books.google.com/books?id=WOD9ncsixssC&pg=PA143&lpg=PA143&dq=military+police+dachau&source=bl&ots=S9ajJzz-Hf&sig=UXaCgA1wO2OLtWyocAk-gI6WIZU&hl=en&ei=-TzOTIjoC4K88gbP_O3lAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=military%20police%20dachau&f=fals...

Military History: 1178th MP Co, Aviation, camp ripley minnesota, police training center
camp ripley minnesota, police training center, ww 2: Hello Dan , this is a rather interesting question , but a little out of my area of research, I just work with the emblem designs mostly, but I did find that there was a WW-2 Avaition Military Police Training center out of Camp Ripley ,Minnesota , maybe that...

Military History: 1871 us navy bayonet, ames company, block rifle
ames company, block rifle, ebay: Joseph: The bayonet is an US Navy Sword Bayonet, manufactured by the Ames company. It was mad to fit the Model 1870 Springfield Rolling Block Rifle. The G.G.S is the inspectors stamp and stands for GG Saunders. I would think the bayonet would be...

Military History: 402 division of the 101st at Normandy, discharge paper, battle of the bulge
discharge paper, battle of the bulge, staff officers: He was there but unlikily he was during beginning of action at Normandy on beaches. 101 were not on the beach. They glided into area behind the beaches. He surely would have seen action during the battle of the bulge. In general cooks would near HQ with staff...

Military History: 514th Field Artillery Battalion WWII, field artillery battalion, lorraine campaign
field artillery battalion, lorraine campaign, ft lewis washington: Robert: According to this page: http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/wwii/usarmy/artillery.aspx The unit you are interested in was equipped with the 155mm gun. It was one of only 30 battalions formed and equipped with the Long Tom . This was a...

Military History: 566th Quartermaster Railhead Company, 566th QM Railhead Company
566th QM Railhead Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. I was going to attempt to provide you with the names of the troop transport ships that took your father overseas & returned him to the US. You already have those facts, so good for you. Most people do not, & wish...

Military History: 702nd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, 702nd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, Fifth Army
702nd Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, Fifth Army, ETO: Happy Holidays, Thank you for your question. My suggestion for the shoulder patch would be Fifth Army, which served in Italy. The 702nd was credited with the Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno Campaigns, as well as the Tunisia Campaign while in North Africa...

Military History: 715 th AmphibianTractor Battalion, 715th Amphibian Tractor Battalion
715th Amphibian Tractor Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. The following is a timeline of the 715th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, based upon published sources in my personal library. Activated at the 3rd Battalion, 46th Armored Regiment, 13th Armored Division at Camp Beale,...

Military History: 959th Field Artillery Battalion, 959th Field Artillery Battalion
959th Field Artillery Battalion: Dear Kristin and Hope, Thank you for your follow-up. If Dave reads your question he will certainly know where to send you a letter via First Class USPS. If I have some sort of contact with Dave I will also make sure he has your mailing address to...

Military History: 959th Field Artillery Bn., 959th Field Artillery Battalion, XIX Corps
959th Field Artillery Battalion, XIX Corps, XVI Corps: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. My suggestion would be for four shoulder patches; XIX Corps, XVI Corps, First Army and Ninth Army. The Corps shoulder patches would have been the ones actually worn by members of the 959th Field Artillery Battalion,...

Military History: 980th FA, 980th FA
980th FA: Dear Miss, Respectfully, I am unsure how else to type this. Please do not ask me questions any further at AllExperts. You know where I work, contact me there. My apology to AllExperts for this situation. YOU HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD TO ME. Richard...

Military History: Ancient Military Uniform Dress, russian empire, epaulette
russian empire, epaulette, first world war: Hello, I agree with you, these epaulettes (shoulder pieces) look Russian, as shown by the monogram N II (Nicholas II) and the imperial crown. According the the regulations on uniforms issued in 1807, generals wore epaulettes with thick fringes (as in your...

Military History: Aviation Unit ID Pennant, aviation unit, militaria collection
aviation unit, militaria collection, national aviation: Hello Pike, yes this one is only out of my area as to being of WW-1 vintage, but I can tell you it is of that era and a nice find , your best bet for more info/history on it would be to go to this site , register and become a member, it is a VERY good and...

Military History: B-24 Nose Art, service medals, 15th air force
service medals, 15th air force, purple hearts: Helo Herb, I would think that the survivors, and thier relatives should be able to get them more service medals than just the purple heart, I believe they should get one for being POW s and for the theatre of operations they were in also for flying time etc...

Military History: Combat History of 309th Infantry Regiment 78th Division, 78th division, infantry regiment
78th division, infantry regiment, combat history: Here are some links to get you started http://www.78thdivision.org/ http://www.78thdivision.org/research.htm http://www.wartimepress.com/archives.asp?TID=044%2078th%20Infantry%20Division&MID=Infantry%20Divisions&q=373&FID=89 http://www.wtblock.com/wtblockjr/simmerath.htm...

Military History: Company E, 68th Coast Artillery Regiment (AAA), 895th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, Anzio
895th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, Anzio, Rome: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. You are correct, Company E was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 68th Coast Artillery Regiment. Company E became Company B, 895th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion at Santa Maria, Italy, Sunday, June 4, 1944. In...

Military History: cannon ball origin, spanish american war, cannon balls
spanish american war, cannon balls, artillery units: Hi, Its from 6 pound gun. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cleerose/4007800370/ http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=31501 They were in use from 1840s 1880s. Often used in the mobile Flying Artillery units. http://americanmilitaryhistorymsw.devhub.com/blog/529926-battle-of-palo-alto/...

Military History: I D tank, humphrey bogart, d tank
humphrey bogart, d tank, medium tank: Jeff: The tank shown in your picture is the M3 Medium tank. A lot of them were given to the Brits who called it the General Lee. A version of the tank with an improved turret was called the General Grant. It began production in 1940 and over 2,855...

Military History: DECORATION, air combat command, google search
air combat command, google search, squadron insignia: Kevin, The cap badge is the Coat of Arms of the United States. Any google search will show on military insignia websites. You can go to the USAF website and search for B-52 squadrons, air force bases in Oklahoma, Sac- Strategic Air Command and TAC-Tactical...

Military History: 514th Field Artillery Battalion WWII, unit rosters, unit histories
Military History: 514th Field Artillery Battalion WWII, unit rosters, unit histories, unit history

Military History: Ancient Military Uniform Dress, cyrillic alphabet, french empire
Military History: Ancient Military Uniform Dress, cyrillic alphabet, french empire, russian style

Military History: Military History - Wooden Canteen, old mother, canteen
Military History: Military History - Wooden Canteen, old mother, canteen

Military History: uss eversole 404, uss eversole, south boston
Military History: uss eversole 404, uss eversole, south boston, boston mass

Military History: German dagger, german edged weapons, german paratrooper knife
german edged weapons, german paratrooper knife, german paratroopers: Dear Jim, Many World War II German-edged weapons are currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproduction is improving. The collector must become familiarized...

Military History: my grandfather, suez canel, nationalarchives
suez canel, nationalarchives, british merchant: Greetings The best place to look is the national Archives of Great Britain. Only family members can see the information due to government restrictions. The below website is the best place to start. Thank you http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person%5Cdefault.htm...

Military History: Helmet, steel helmet, british origin
steel helmet, british origin, good shape: Carola, The helmet appears to be of British origin. It closely resembles the World War I steel helmet used by British and American troops. I agree it s leather based on the brim. The liner is the type used in World War I helmets. It is in very good shape....

Military History: ID of military uniforms, london regiment, military uniforms
london regiment, military uniforms, bandoleer: Diether, The uniforms are British; the one on the right is walking out and the bursting bomb collar insignia indicate he belonged to a Fusilier Regiment, possibly the London Regiment. The uniform on the right is khaki wool service dress. The leather bandoleer...

Military History: Marine Corps poster, spanish american war, philippine insurrection
spanish american war, philippine insurrection, boxer rebellion: Randy, The poster by the uniforms worn by the Marines is turn of the century, Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection, and Boxer Rebellion. The P-MCBL-1054 is the Marine Corps identification on who authorized painting of the poster. The pay rate is...

Military History: Medical military transport, USS General O.H. Ernst AP-133
USS General O.H. Ernst AP-133: Dear Miss, Thank you so much for your follow-up. The USS General O.H. Ernst AP-133 was one of several ships on my list as likely troop transport ships that may have taken your father from Italy to The Philippines. Departing Naples, Italy on July...

Military History: Military History - Wooden Canteen, canteen, war of 1812
canteen, war of 1812, revolutionary war: Peggy,Wooden canteen s do go back to the Revolutionary war.The South used and had the most use.Most of the canteen s were of wood.The North used wood and metal.However,wood preserved the taste better.They are valuable for collecters--$250-$400.Great topic...

Military History: new question: id of uniform, shoulder sleeve insignia, kanazawa japan
shoulder sleeve insignia, kanazawa japan, army badges: Madelaine, The uniform is a British Army issue worn by all Commonwealth soldiers serving on the Western Front. I would say it may have been taken on his embarkation leave, or after he returned from the War. I suggest you consult google books.com and archives.org...

Military History: military uniform, army air forces, us air force
army air forces, us air force, replica uniforms: Hi He would have been in US Army Air Forces. The US Air Force was started in 1947. If an officer it look like this. http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-uniforms/usa.htm#usaaf Enlisted like this. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380130204120&rvr_id=172314822760&crlp=1_263602_304642&UA=M*F%3F&GUID=ced3040012a0a0e20582b962fe8e1f52&itemid=380130204120&ff4=263602_304642...

Military History: Need help identifying uniform/rifle, montana peak, eddystone rifle
montana peak, eddystone rifle, web equipment: Linda, The uniform appears to be American, though service cap was replaced in 1911 with the Montana Peak Smokey Bear hat. The rifle is either the M-1903 Springfield Rifle or the P-1917 Eddystone rifle. His cartridge belt is American, British troops wore...

Military History: Officers Sword, prussian life, twentieth centuries
prussian life, twentieth centuries, o neill: Sarah, The saber appears to be Prussian in origin. The hilt has Hohnenzollern eagle. As to date late nineteenth or early twentieth centuries. The royal monogram on the hilt may be an officer s saber, or one carried by the Prussian Life Guard Cavalry Hope...

Military History: Old Crossed Rifles pin/medal, indiana state library, alexander fowler
indiana state library, alexander fowler, crossed rifles: Viola, I ll try to answer. Crossed rifles was not used during the Civil War. Civil War infantrymen used a bugle. Crossed rifles were adopted in 1875. They may have still belonged to Colonel Fowler, he may have remained in the Indiana National Guard. Have...

Military History: Phillippines 1945-46, The Philippines, USS Arenac APA-128
The Philippines, USS Arenac APA-128: Dear Ms., Thank you so much for your follow-up. From the August 11-September 11, 1945 dates you provided, it looks like I was correct as per the USS Arenac APA-128. The ship arrived at Manila Bay September 9, 1945, but a berth was not available for...

Military History: patch, fort custer michigan, lt colonel
fort custer michigan, lt colonel, fort custer training center: Dear Joseph, You can contact the following for information on obtaining a patch: Fort Custer Training Center 2501 26th Street Augusta, Michigan 49012-9205 269-731-6000 or 6126 May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guar...

Military History: Revolutionary War-Era British Uniforms, canadian war museum, officer insignia
canadian war museum, officer insignia, militia unit: Aislin, British officers used epaulette to indicate rank. I studied the British Army s standing orders of dress, and there is no mention of symbols, pips, crowns, etc. before 1800. The Continental officers rank insignia followed British pattern; Washington...

Military History: Service in the First World War and WW 2, First World War, WW 2
First World War, WW 2, QM Corps: Good Day, Thank you for your question. The 10th Infantry Regiment was assigned to the 14th Division during the First World War, so I suggest the 14th Division shoulder patch. As to WW 2, I suggest The Armored Force shoulder patch. It looks the same...

Military History: Sgt. Sam Miller, KIA September 19, 1944, 135th Infantry Regiment, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment
135th Infantry Regiment, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, I.D.P.F.: Dear David, Thank you for your follow-up. I am pleased to read that you will attempt to obtain Sgt. Miller s I.D.P.F. The facts within will go a long way toward answering so many of your questions. Yes, Camp Camp Ripley was the Minnesota Nation Guard...

Military History: surrender doc, japanese surrender document, www archives
japanese surrender document, www archives, wikipedia: While the font of your copy look like the original, the borders and other spacing don t seem to match. You can see a photo of Taiwan s copy of the instrument on Wikipedia and the American copy at http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/japanese_surrender_document...

Military History: tank type-WW2, national personnel records, insignia of world war ii
national personnel records, insignia of world war ii, national personnel records center: Hi again Pat As far as his grade/highest grade held, the most logical explanation would be that he was a qualified as a Tech 5, but there were no openings for Tech 5 s in his unit, so he remained a Tech 4. I recall talking to a friend of mine some years...

Military History: timeframe, field artillery brigade, field artillery regiment
field artillery brigade, field artillery regiment, 25th infantry division: Dear Geoff, Here are the answers to your questions: 1. Yes, he would have been sent overseas. 2. Battery B/121st Field Artillery Regiment (155 mm) belonged to the 57th Field Artillery Brigade HHB. 3. The 120th Field Artillery Regiment...

Military History: uss eversole 404, uss eversole, military service records
uss eversole, military service records, lail: Greetings I have not been successful in finding if your Grandfather was on the USS Eversole DE404. I would use the archives.gov link. You as a family member can request his service record. I did find someone who served on USS Eversole in 1944. “LAIL,...

Military History: Vietnam War, vietnam war, proof
vietnam war, proof: Dear kalie, I would be glad to help, you can email me the questions that you have, my advise would be to mail them 1 or two at a time so i may answer them at length, if there are any useful links, i shall paste them for you as well. Regards...

Military History: WW2 pics of Japanese Surrender i possess, WW 2
WW 2 : Good Day, Thank you for your questions. To reply, I must assume some information, which I prefer not to do. I prefer to deal in facts. However, I will do my best, in the context that I must assume much to provide answers. In your question you typed...

Military History: WWI Aero Squadron, us militaria forum, axis history forum
us militaria forum, axis history forum, war militaria: Hello Ronald, well the first world war isn t really my area of expertise, you ve already gotten the era and type the unit is about, it was a flying unit of that time. The best thing I can suggest is you try these forums/sites,i think they will be your best...

Military History: WWII Army Air Force, maxwell air force, chennault circle
maxwell air force, chennault circle, maxwell air force base: Dear Debby, You can contact the following: Air Force Historical Research Agency (AFHRA) 600 Chennault Circle Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112-6424 334-953-2395 Monday to Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Central Time Zone May God Bless-Lt....

Military History: WWII Medallion, adolph hitler, bronze color
adolph hitler, bronze color, brown shirts: Hello Linda, although German itmes are outside of the area I specialise in I would venture that this piece is somewhat Unique , Any dated piece and usally anything of german venue is collectable and worth something now days ! I would suggest you go to...

Military History: WWII Pocket Bible, bible new testament, 7th infantry division
bible new testament, 7th infantry division, pocket bible: My first guess would be the YMCA logo. If you Google YMCA logo history, you ll see the symbols they ve used over the years, one of them an inverted triangle. Since I was Navy, I don t have knowledge of what Army guys would have carried. I d expect a...

Military History: wwII airborne jump rosters, operation varsity, hq co
operation varsity, hq co, russell perry: Hello Dan, sorry to hear of your Father s loss while you were so young of an age . I m not really familiar with records searches, but I can suggest a web site forum that has a lot of people more knowlegeable in that area of history , they have some great...

Military History: 121st Field Artillery, Wisconsin National Guard, Discharge Documents
Discharge Documents: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed unfortunately i don t have his seperation [sic] papers. I suggest you try to obtain a copy. The odds are the last time your family used them was when your grandfather passed away. At that time...

Military History: 125th Signal Radio Intelligence Company, 125th Signal Radio Intelligence Company
125th Signal Radio Intelligence Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. I am pleased to read that my initial response was of interest to you. As to your uncle going overseas, the USAT Willard A. Holbrook departed the San Francisco Port of Embarkation June 16, 1944 (your uncle boarded...

Military History: 20 year Service Pin, service pin, air national guard
service pin, air national guard, search awards: Curtis, You can check the official USAF website and search awards for the answer. The pin pictured was not awarded to members of the Air Force or Air National Guard, but civilian employees of the Air Force. I belive that after ten years of service, an employee...

Military History: 26th Infantry Regt/1st Division, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Infantry Replacement: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. For greater detail than Danger Forward will provide, I suggest you contact Carlisle Barracks, PA. At that location you fill be able to obtain (NOT via the internet) the Morning Reports, After Action Reports &...

Military History: 365th aa europe ww 2, aaa searchlight battalion, ww 2
aaa searchlight battalion, ww 2, discharge documents: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. Respectfully, I was unable to find a unit activated by the US Army during WW 2 with the name 365th aa battery. The closest I could find was the 365th AAA Searchlight Battalion, but the unit did not serve in the...

Military History: 633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, 633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. I am pleased to read that my reply was helpful in some small way. My ONLY wish is that I could be sure of the unit your father was assigned to, so that I could provide you FACTS as per his role during WW 2. ...

Military History: 767th Bomb Squadron, 461st Bomb Group, bomb squadron, bomber squadron
bomb squadron, bomber squadron, victory medal: Hello Charles, sorry to hear about the losss of your Fathers records, as to what other medals/awards he may have earned that would be hard to tell you , the best thing I can suggest is to try and see either via Google or AOL if they have a reunion page/s for...

Military History: 895th AAA Battery H, 895th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
895th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion: Dear Miss, Thank you for your follow-up. In it you typed Can you tell me the best place to research and obtain records of the 895th AAA . Carlisle Barracks, PA. In your follow-up you typed perhaps my father s service records . Military Personnel...

Military History: 959th Field Artillery Bn, 959th Field Artillery Battalion, Rudy
959th Field Artillery Battalion, Rudy: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. I am pleased for you that you were able to correspond with Rudy a few years back . I m sure he is a gentleman and a scholar. In your question you typed Did all the batteries on the 959th always move together?...

Military History: Battery A 68th AAA Gun Battalion, 68th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA), 68th AAA Gun Battalion
68th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA), 68th AAA Gun Battalion: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. As to the primary weapon of the 68th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA), I do not know. The primary weapon of the 68th AAA Gun Battalion were sixteen 90mm AA Guns, backed up by sixteen electrically powered quad mounted...

Military History: Battery C 895 AAA, 106th Coast Artillery Battalion, Kentucky National Guard; RMS Aquitania
106th Coast Artillery Battalion, Kentucky National Guard; RMS Aquitania: Dear Miss, Thank you for your question. Also, thank you for attaching page two of your father s Discharge Documents, which are invaluable toward ACCURATE historic research. Based upon the FACTS in your father s Discharge Documents and the FACTS found...

Military History: Bronze Star, oak leaf cluster, stretcher bearers
oak leaf cluster, stretcher bearers, army personnel: Jamie, You are correct. All infantrymen and medics qualified for the Bronze Star with the award of CIB or CMB. You can write/e-mail the U.S. Army Personnel Command to request his decorations. A Purple Heart is awarded for wounds,but generally one for an action....

Military History: Civil War Soldiers of the South, civil war soldiers, fixed bayonets
civil war soldiers, fixed bayonets, confederate army: Jamie-Great question!At the beginnig and throughtout the war the South was fighting for:1-States Rights and 2-A Way of life.Their Military Leaders were better than the North s until-Grant and Sherman got emersed into the war by Lincoln.The South was the first...

Military History: Classified work during WWII, 2773rd Engineer Base Reproduction Company
2773rd Engineer Base Reproduction Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. You are correct, the 2773rd Engineer Base Reproduction Company did serve with General Douglas MacArthur s forces in the Southwest Pacific, 1943-45. CAMPAIGNS New Guinea January 24,...

Military History: US Flag, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Bryan, Originally the U.S. flag was raised to the sound of To The Colors and the National Anthem at 0800 and Taps at sunset. This schedule has been somewhat modified by the U.S. Air Force while the other military services still follow the...

Military History: French WWII rifle, bolt action rifle, grenade launcher
bolt action rifle, grenade launcher, hunting rifles: Greetings An interesting weapon. The airborne version had a folding aluminum stock so not likely a paratroop version. Yours could be a sniper version. The MAS 36 was a very accurate bolt action rifle so it was used as a sniper rifle in Indochina and...

Military History: Fw 190 armament, german war effort, industrial powerhouse
german war effort, industrial powerhouse, m4 sherman: Dante: First the FW-190 was originally armed with 4 4.9 machine guns which was considered to be stop gap armament, kind of a beta pre production armament that was replaced with the 2 machine guns and 2 cannon armament in subsequent models. One reason...

Military History: Navy uniform from a painting, empire style, gold decoration
Military History: Navy uniform from a painting, empire style, gold decoration, epaulette

Military History: Sailing Ship Artilary, sailing instructor, instructor friend
Military History: Sailing Ship Artilary, sailing instructor, instructor friend, cannon ball

Military History: Hautboist, population berlin, fifth paragraph
population berlin, fifth paragraph, oboe family: Henriette: A hautbois is a double reeded instrument of the Oboe family...hautbois...oboe similar sounding no? It looks to my eye more like a clarinet. The word is old french for high wood http://www.worldmilitarybands.com/the-evolution-of-the-military-band-in-france-part-1/...

Military History: History project for school, south korean army, south koreans
south korean army, south koreans, north koreans: Tyler: Religion didn t have anything to do with the war. North and South Korea were separated at the 38th Parallel after WWII. The Soviets and Americans occupied the country which had been a Japanese possession. The two armies demobilized the Japanese...

Military History: HQ Company, 11th Airborne Division, Troop Transport Ships, M.O.S.
Troop Transport Ships, M.O.S.: Happy Holidays, Thank you for your follow-up. You need not be excused for ignorance (lack of knowledge). Asking questions/clarification is a sign of intelligence. Otherwise, how does one learn? An AP is a troop transport ship in US Navy code during...

Military History: Information of service of my Father ( U.S. Army ), 349th Field Artillery Regiment
349th Field Artillery Regiment: Dear sir, Thank you for your follow-up. Yes, it is the Holiday Season. However, I am not too busy to assist you as per your father, who defended our great republic. I can observe the Holiday Season as I choose, because your father and mine made sure...

Military History: identify uniform/ medal, american c, o neill
american c, o neill, marksmanship: Jim, The uniform is American c.1902-1911. He appears to be an officer, those are bars, I believe. He s an artilleryman, because the insignia behind to me seem to be crossed cannon. The Medal, I think, because the image is blurred, appears to be a badge...

Military History: identifying 5in MK5 navel shell, mk 5, gun platform
mk 5, gun platform, bft: Greetings Sadly an impossible task. This type of shell was built in the thousands and used on a gun platform that was on everything from destroyers to cruisers to battleships even some carriers. I wish I had a better answer. Sorry about this and Thank...

Military History: Japanese Photo, squadron photo, world war 2
squadron photo, world war 2, attack on pearl harbor: Greetings I would like to help: you could take a picture of your picture and send that to me in allexperts.com. I would love to see the picture. I have included a link to a website that has some photos from the attacking Japanese’s aircraft during the...

Military History: japanese military sword, jungle knife, mr sutton
jungle knife, mr sutton, japanese sword: Greetings I must apologize; your blade is not a Wakizashi. It would appear to be a Philippines machete. Many Japanese took souvenirs and when Japanese either died or retreated he would leave is stash. Most likely a US soldier took it but the original...

Military History: japanese military sword, katana sword, japanese swordsmanship
katana sword, japanese swordsmanship, sword of the samurai: Greetings You have a very interesting weapon It is called a wakizashi. This short sword was a complement to the long Katana sword. Most World War 2 long or Katana blades were machine made. Wakizashi are much more, likely handmade. Handles would wear...

Military History: Longbow, english archers, yew longbow
english archers, yew longbow, medieval battlefield: Dante, Bows had been in use since the tenth century. The long bow, however no one is sure when the long bow first came into use. Their first mention in 1285 when Edward I ordered all men not required to have swords, spears, etc. carry bows. The long bow...

Military History: Marshall Islands, browning automatic rifle, world war 1
browning automatic rifle, world war 1, infantry training: Greetings First off the BAR or Browning automatic rifle was an infantry machine gun. This was in many ways a precursor to the assault rifle. It was developed in World War 1 as a squad machine gun. It was a heavy weapon with only a 20 round magazine. It...

Military History: Navy uniform from a painting, national maritime museum, dress coats
national maritime museum, dress coats, naval uniforms: Paul, I checked out the national maritime museum, dulwich website which has an extensive collection of officer naval uniforms for the time period we believe the uniform period and none of the full dress coats or dress coats match the one in the photograph....

Military History: NC633 AAA AW BN CAC, 633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, 80th Infantry Division
633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion, 80th Infantry Division, Third Army: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Regrettably, I must inform you that a unit listed on a Veteran s headstone is not one of the best sources for FACTS about the Veteran s service during WW 2. Generally it is a grieving family providing information...

Military History: newsletters, navy ships, stars and stripes
navy ships, stars and stripes, ww11: Greetings The US military has its own newspaper called the Stars and Stripes. Most divisions had their own quarterly newsletters. For example the 102nd division had a newsletter called the Ozark Notes. Many large navy ships had their own printing press...

Military History: Ordnance WW 2, Ordnance Units
Ordnance Units: Dear Miss, Thank you for your question. In your question you typed His records state . Respectfully, are you referring to your grandfather s Discharge Documents? If so, that is THE best source for FACTS about your grandfather s service during WW 2....

Military History: question for 03-a3, volley fire, weaver mounts
volley fire, weaver mounts, gunaccessories: Kanaan: A well maintained 03-A3 is accurate out to 2300 meters (1.4 miles) which is the maximum range for which is was sighted. This would be extreme for iron sights and probably harkens back to the day when it was not uncommon to volley fire by range...

Military History: Sailing Ship Artilary, gun loaders, bofors gun
gun loaders, bofors gun, powder monkeys: Some people will tell you it was called a monkey, and that was where the saying Cold enough to freeze the balls off of a brass monkey came from. The idea was that in cold weather the iron balls expanded and they would fall off of the brass monkey. I...

Military History: Ship and location, 633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
633rd AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up question. In it you typed My father left on Aug 20, 1942 and landed on August 31, 1942. I would like to know where and what ship he might have been on. Unfortunately, I am unable to find a ship that departed...

Military History: Shoulder patch WW1, branch insignia, allied aircraft
branch insignia, allied aircraft, shoulder patch: Bradford, A photograph would help, based on your description,the roundel was the general marking of Allied aircraft during WWI. The number 3 indicates, 3rd Army, and the propellers is the branch insignia for U.S. Army Air Service. Hope this helps Bill O...

Military History: Signal units in Philippines, 1945-1946, Discharge Documents, Philippine Islands
Discharge Documents, Philippine Islands: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up question. I have no idea what-so-ever as to what evetrecs.com is. I ve only known the Military Personnel Records Center as the Military Personnel Records Center. Hopefully copies of your grandfather s Discharge...

Military History: Sword, jungle knife, wakizashi
jungle knife, wakizashi, good shape: Greetings I must apologize; your blade is not a Wakizashi. It would appear to be a Philippines machete. Many Japanese took souvenirs and when Japanese either died or retreated he would leave is stash. Most likely a US soldier took it but the original...

Military History: The split of the YD, WWII, 101st Engineer Combat Regiment, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion
101st Engineer Combat Regiment, 114th Engineer Combat Battalion, 26th Ingantry Division: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. From the information I gleaned from your question, I assume your father was initially a member of the 101st Engineer Combat Regiment, Massachusetts National Guard. Federalized into the US Army as a part of the 26th...

Military History: Transport question WW 2, Occupation Forces in Japan
Occupation Forces in Japan: Dear Miss, Thank you for your follow-up. One FACT that may aid in additional research is the unit listed in Box #6 (ORGANIZATION) of your father s Discharge Documents. Happy Holidays, Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections 211 Union...

Military History: USMC Uniform 1945, marine corps uniform regulations, medals and ribbons
marine corps uniform regulations, medals and ribbons, world war ii uniforms: Joshua, The ribbons and badges are placed one-quarter above the left pocket. You didn t say whether you have his marksmanship badges. The marksmanship badge would go directly above the pocket and ribbons a third inch above the badge. The ribbons are placed...

Military History: unterseeboot sword, swords range, world war 2
swords range, world war 2, ceremonial swords: Greetings A little, The German Navy used the same type of swords in World War 1 and 2. Typically they had a lion’s head on the handle. Navy swords are rare the Germans didn’t have a large fleet in World War 2 and German Navy stayed small until the U-boat...

Military History: uss queen mary ww2 ship manifest, RMS Queen Mary, New York Port of Embarkation
RMS Queen Mary, New York Port of Embarkation, troop transport ship: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you typed Was my father s name(Robert Harry Powell) on the USS Queen Mary ship s manifest . I referred to D.A.N.F.S. (Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships) to see if there ever was a ship in the US...

Military History: WW 2 Army Units, 103rd Infantry Regiment, Maine National Guard
103rd Infantry Regiment, Maine National Guard, Company H: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. As to the 103rd Infantry Regiment (Maine National Guard) 43rd Infantry Division, Companies A,B,C and D made up the 1st Battalion. Companies E,F,G and H were the 2nd Battalion, while Companies I,K,L and M were the...

Military History: WW2 Uniform Recognition, sam browne belts, globe and laurel
sam browne belts, globe and laurel, shoulder insignia: Cavell, The uniform does not appear to a U.S. uniform. Officers of this period in the U.S. Army did not wear Sam Browne belts. Also in looking at the insignia on the collar lapels, they appear to be a globe and laurel, the insignia of the Royal Marines. ...

Military History: WWI Army Insignia Badge, machine gun battalion, service insignia
machine gun battalion, service insignia, army insignia: John, The insignia is an officer s cavalry collar insignia. Army Regulations for collar insignia changed in 1917. Regimental numbers were move to the U.S. general service insignia and troop or company letter above the arm of service insignia. A possible answer...

Military History: WWII - Battalion Activity, armored infantry battalion, national personnel records
armored infantry battalion, national personnel records, military service records: Hi Jamie Thanks for the question. While the subject is outside my area of expertise, I will try to help. Please find below some web links that may help with your research http://www.history.army.mil/documents/eto-ob/10AD-ETO.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10th_Armored_Division_%28United_States%29...

Military History: WWII YD, 26th Infantry Division, Massachusetts National Guard
26th Infantry Division, Massachusetts National Guard: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. In it you do not clearly list your uncle s name, so I am unsure as to which of the following gentlemen from Massachusetts is your uncle: Robert C. Hammond III PFC Serial Number 31419905 Died of Wounds Entered...

Military History: US weapon list post 1777, spencer repeater, springfield musket
spencer repeater, springfield musket, american longrifle: Greetings During the Revolutionary war Continental Army used many different rifles. Most American guns had developed from the Jaeger rifle which had come to US with German immigrants in the early 1700s. American gunsmiths built on these weapons to make...

Military History: 1903 Springfield, rock island arsenal, springfield rifle
rock island arsenal, springfield rifle, private owner: It was made where the reciever was marked as being made. Its serial number indicated it was made in Springfield in 1906. It would make sence it has SA 1905 barrel. The RIA if that serial number was not made until 1910. It most likily that it was made...

Military History: 1956 budapest uprising, hungarian revolution 1956, hungarian revolt of 1956
hungarian revolution 1956, hungarian revolt of 1956, google search: Hi Peter Thanks for the question. While the the Hungarian Revolt of 1956 is outside of my expertise, the best website I found was http://www.hungary1956.com/photos.htm Also try a Google search of hungarian revolution 1956 photos . I found pages...

Military History: 1st battalion 5th marines emblem, 1st battalion 5th marines, nco sword
1st battalion 5th marines, nco sword, lt colonel: Dear William, Here are the answers to your questions in regard to the 1st Battalion 5th Marines patch: 1. Indian Head-it was nicknamed Geronimo but it also represents the Indian Head of the U.S. Army s 2nd Infantry Division of which it...

Military History: 2913 Disciplinary Training Center, military history institute, army military history institute
military history institute, army military history institute, army air corps: Dear Gordon, The 2913 Disciplinary Training Center was located at Langport, England from 31 December 1943 to 30 June 1944. It was a Black U.S. Army/Army Air Corps Facility. MSGT. Woods would never have been stationed there. While at Nuremberg,...

Military History: 82nd Division- WWI, military police company, division wwi
military police company, division wwi, divisional history: Kenton, I have never seen a WWI 82nd Divisional-history. It does not mean they did not produce write one. You would need a roster of the company to find that information. The U.S. Army Center of Military History can help you with the roster. The National...

Military History: 831st Enginee (Aviation) Battalion, aviation battalion, essex england
aviation battalion, essex england, unsung heroes: Hello Paul, I just typed in the words 831st Engineering Aviation Battallion and it went to a page about it, and They were under the IX Engineering Command. Try that title as the page looks to have quite a bit of info/contact, also you may want to post your...

Military History: 95th Division, 379 Regiment, corny sur moselle, combat infantryman
corny sur moselle, combat infantryman, lt colonel: Dear Mr. Brey, You can go to the National Archives and request a copy of his citation in regard to the Bronze Star. He should be awarded a V device with it as well as the coveted CIB or Combat Infantryman s Badge. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel...

Military History: Armored Infantry, infantry battalions, armored infantry
infantry battalions, armored infantry, infantry units: Jon, Armored infantry operated like straight leg infantry once they dismounted from their vehicles. Armored dvisions needed an infantry component to hold ground seized by the tanks. Regular infnatry divisions could not keep up with tanks. The armored infantry...

Military History: artillery round, artillery shell, ordnance company
artillery shell, ordnance company, russ russell: Russell: The factory might have been in South Africa. Judging from your last name, this is probably a safe bet. It is 84 mm or 3.3 inch caliber. There was an ordnance company called Ronden Manufacturing located in Cape Town South Africa that used the...

Military History: australian bomb sniffer dog - sabi, firefight, bomb
firefight, bomb, six months: i am not sure but as far as i know the dog is still in afghanistan,under AQIS rules, dogs would not normally be allowed entry to Australia directly from Afghanistan, but would rather have to spend six months in an intermediate approved country it has been...

Military History: brass 4 stars, british field marshal, lieutenant colonels
british field marshal, lieutenant colonels, bernard law montgomery: Jerry, All Flag officers of the U.S. Armed forces wear silver stars. The practice began in the Revolutionary War. Gold color was not used as an insignia for field grade and General officers. This practice dates back to 1832 when bars, oak leaves, eagles and...

Military History: Civil War Training, rifled musket, close quarters
rifled musket, close quarters, range fire: Considering how parochial the various arms were about their roles, I doubt that this was done. Individual soldiers probably picked up the knowledge by watching, or officers might know the rudiments. Considering the cannon and the smoothbore rifled musket...

Military History: Combat Infantrymans Badge, mark bando, combat infantry badge
mark bando, combat infantry badge, culture historians: Tom, The regulations are vague on that point. I ve WWII soldiers wearing the CIB above and on the pocket patch. I ll research it some more; it is one of the frustrating aspects of material culture historians struggling to be historically correct. I recall,...

Military History: cannon ball, war world war, lt colonel
war world war, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Brandon, It could be from the The Seminole Wars, War Between the States, Spanish-American War, World War I, or even World War II. As the years progressed, ordnance got smaller and deadlier. Unless I actually look at it, I could only speculate....

Military History: Dad's WW2 service 788 th Military police battalion, military police battalion, military friends
military police battalion, military friends, company c: Dear James, Sorry for the late reply, but as yet i have not been able to find out any information about this unit, but i shall ask some of my Military friends to keep their eyes open , if you allow me some more time i will get back to you with what...

Military History: Dog Tag possibility, pennsylvania national guard, circular disk
pennsylvania national guard, circular disk, american red cross: Malcom, It s a World War I dog tag. Serial numbers were introduced in 1917 at the suggestion of the American Red Cross. The soldier was a member of Co. I 112th Infantry. The 112th Infantry served in the 28th Division, Pennsylvania National Guard. the XXX...

Military History: who's emblem is?, commando dagger, trench knives
commando dagger, trench knives, world war ii: Igor, It is difficult to give an answer without a photograph.This sounds like souvenir type marking and not an authorized issue weapon. There was no specfic knife for rangers. World War II rangers used the British Fairbairn-Syke Commando dagger. The old World...

Military History: Father-in-law's WWII experience, field artillery brigade, field artillery battalion
field artillery brigade, field artillery battalion, field artillery regiment: Dear Mr. Spencer, Is it the 76th Field Artillery Brigade, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, or the 76th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer Truck Drawn). May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida Guard *76th Field Artillery...

Military History: My Father's USAF Wings, usaf wings, e mail
usaf wings, e mail, red x: Hello Cindi, thank you for your question about the wings of your father s USAF service, the attachment you sent me did not come through right,all there is -is just a box with a red X in it and it will not open, if you can resend it to my e mail I will try...

Military History: Fathers Unit-WWII, 69th infantry division, camp gruber oklahoma
69th infantry division, camp gruber oklahoma, ft dix new jersey: Dear Thomas, The 335th Engineer General Service Regiment was activated on 20 July 1942 at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma and staged at Ft. Dix, New Jersey on 20 March 1943. It departed New York City on 2 April 1943 and arrived at Oran, North Africa on 13...

Military History: 2913 Disciplinary Training Center, mp bn, dtc
Military History: 2913 Disciplinary Training Center, mp bn, dtc, john c

Military History: 95th Division, 379 Regiment, 95th division, unit citation
Military History: 95th Division, 379 Regiment, 95th division, unit citation, french cross

Military History: Combat Infantrymans Badge, paratrooper wings, pocket flap
Military History: Combat Infantrymans Badge, paratrooper wings, pocket flap, airborne veterans

Military History: Dad's WW2 service 788 th Military police battalion, headstone, family member
Military History: Dad's WW2 service 788 th Military police battalion, headstone, family member, bn

Military History: Father-in-law's WWII experience, field artillery regiment, wwii
Military History: Father-in-law's WWII experience, field artillery regiment, wwii, fort ord

Military History: mississippi squadron cival war, mississippi squadron, u s navy
Military History: mississippi squadron cival war, mississippi squadron, u s navy, back waters

Military History: can you name this rifle?
Military History: can you name this rifle?

Military History: Possible WWII Insignias and Patch, ebay
Military History: Possible WWII Insignias and Patch, ebay

Military History: How technology affected the outcome of World War 2, germans
Military History: How technology affected the outcome of World War 2, germans

Military History: WWII, bg
Military History: WWII, bg

Military History: WWII AAA Battalion, eisenhower presidential library, good fortune
Military History: WWII AAA Battalion, eisenhower presidential library, good fortune, 3 years

Military History: WWII Distinctive Unit Insignia, army insignia, dragon
Military History: WWII Distinctive Unit Insignia, army insignia, dragon

Military History: WWII Infantry Training and North Africa Capture, pow camps, alpha company
Military History: WWII Infantry Training and North Africa Capture, pow camps, alpha company, dad

Military History: WWII Rank, world war ii, seaman
Military History: WWII Rank, world war ii, seaman, first class

Military History: flying tigers question, nationalist china, flying tigers
nationalist china, flying tigers, south east asia: Greetings By the time the AVG or Flying Tigers got into operations the Japanese naval forces had been moved to the Pacific either on ships or airfields in the Pacific. The Ki-43 looked a lot like the Zero but was less well armed. Also the Ki-27 was a...

Military History: flying tigers question, flying tigers, a6m2 zero
flying tigers, a6m2 zero, o neill: Peter, They flew against both types. The Zero was usually flown by naval pilots. The army flew a similar model called Nate and the Frank. You can check the AVG website and also read the memoirs of the surviving pilots. Hope this helps. Bill O Neill ...

Military History: flying tigers question, nationalist china, flying tigers
nationalist china, flying tigers, unit emblem: Hello Peter, this is a very good question, one you ve got me on ! I will have to check into my books on the AVG myself to see if this is true or not. I m sorry that I don t have an answer to this one, I am mostly a unit emblem design researcher of the WW2...

Military History: Gatling Gun, civil war 2, gattling
civil war 2, gattling, machine guns: Boddie,The Gatling Gun was one of many new types of Machine Guns to help end the Civil War Quickly.And it did!Gatling was from a town outside Indianapolis,Of course $$$$$ was a big reason!But the Gatling Gun worked easily and carried over to the Indian Wars...

Military History: Gatling Gun, national history day, richard jordan gatling
national history day, richard jordan gatling, history day project: Here a history of the gun. 1. What was the purpose of the creation of the Gatling Gun? To reduce death from disease in the army by reducing the number of people needed. Here is the exact quoate http://www.todayinsci.com/G/Gatling_Richard/GatlingRichard-Quotations.htm...

Military History: To Hell and Back uniforms, 3rd infantry division, infantry men
3rd infantry division, infantry men, audie murphy: Jon, Yes, the uniforms are correct. This film was made shortly after the war. Hollywood obtained surplus uniforms from the Army. Audie Murphy played himself in the movie and he would have ensured the accuracy of the movie. Infantry Divisions usually did not...

Military History: Help Identifying Army Plaque, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colored strip: Dear Georgi, These are soldiers of the Continental Army of 1779 probably from the colonies of either North Carolina, South Carolina, or Georgia. Rank was worn either on the right shoulder and the cockade or hat in the form of a colored strip. These...

Military History: Help to identify a uniform, campaign ribbons, service dress
campaign ribbons, service dress, o neill: Denise, The uniform is British khaki service dress. I can t make out the medals on the blouse; they may be campaign ribbons. His service in Burma would match the khaki service dress. You might try Public Records Office in Kew Gardens to see if they have any...

Military History: History of Religious Conflict, civil war 2, contrary to popular belief
civil war 2, contrary to popular belief, chinese civil war: man can die for anything may it be class,ideology like communism etc,race,sect,ethnicity. most deadly wars were nationalistic and ideological wars like first and second world war,russian spanish and chinese civil war etc. Some example of casualties:--...

Military History: Hurtgen forest, dark and bloody ground, battle of hurtgen forest
dark and bloody ground, battle of hurtgen forest, gerald astor: Greetings Sorry for the delay. I don’t have a large amount of information on the German Logistics during the Hurtgen battle. I can recommend 3 books and they are below. Also 1 website that may help. I hope this helps Thank You http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-hurtgen-forest-fight-for-schmidt-and-kommerscheidt.htm...

Military History: Identify a Shell casing, artillery shell, ecole central
artillery shell, ecole central, artillery piece: Paul: I couldn t find anything else, but is seems that you probably know most everything you need. It is indeed from the venerable French 75mm field gun, the most prolific artillery piece used on the Allied side in WWI. The American Army was also equipped...

Military History: can you identify this plane?, blohm and voss, world war 2
blohm and voss, world war 2, antarctica expedition: Greetings I would be happy to help. The aircraft in Question is a Blohm and Voss Ha 139. A 4 engine long range Diesel powered seaplane. The Ha 139 was similar in size to the DC 3. It had 4 engines for extra reliability over long ocean flights. It could...

Military History: identifying the uniform, royal artillery, dress uniforms
royal artillery, dress uniforms, bellary: Christine, Your Great Uncle is wearing the walking out uniform of the Royal Artillery worn from 1900-1940. The pips are actually the bursting bomb insignia of the Royal Artillery. The white gloves were worn with walking out and full dress uniforms. The...

Military History: Japanese Katana World War 2, world war 2, japanese katana
world war 2, japanese katana, japanese officers: Greetings Most personal files have been lost mainly to the bombings of Japanese cities. Also most Japanese are not allowed to own swords. Many do but for most Japanese it is illegal to own a katana. In attempting to find out who had the swords I would...

Military History: Keesler air force base patches, beloxi mississippi, control tower operator
beloxi mississippi, control tower operator, military patches: Hello Jared, I got your question aqbout the patches ,but the photo was not attached with ti,please resend it and I ll see if I cna help you with them. Thanks ! Johnny Hello again Jared,can you re scan the photos of the patches and send them to my e mail?...

Military History: Machine gun, world war 1 trench warfare, history day project
world war 1 trench warfare, history day project, world war 1: Greetings The immediate impact on the machine gun was limited. It takes awhile for tactics to catch up with technology. The Early forms of the machine gun the Gatling gun leading up to the Maxim saw very little change in war tactics. Armies bought varies...

Military History: Military (?) Uniform, coast artillery, army branch
coast artillery, army branch, sandy sandy: Sandy, The uniform dates around 1902 and the soldier is possibly Coast Artillery. The open wreath is an indication as Army enlisted men did not wear the familiar disc insignia until 1907. I m not a 100% sure what the open wreath is. Most army branch and specialty...

Military History: Military uniform, crossed rifles, infantry branch
crossed rifles, infantry branch, branch insignia: Bill, Many thanks for the picture it makes things so much easier. In answer to your first question, yes, it is correct for the 1895-1900 army uniform. The belt plate is a standard officer s beltplate that is still used today. The crossed rifles indicate...

Military History: Milttay historical ranks, family genealogy research, officer camps
family genealogy research, officer camps, military preparedness: Dear Mark Anthony, Shortly after the Armistice in 1918, a French officer commented to an American: You had no officers reserve to start with (but), you somehow found 200,000 new officers, most of them competent. This is what is astonishing...

Military History: mississippi squadron cival war, mississippi squadron, navy nurses
mississippi squadron, navy nurses, catholic nuns: Debbie---The Mississippi Squadron was a Union Unit.They called them the Brown river Navy .They were the First Unit of U.S.Navy Nurses and they were African American Women and Catholic Nuns.They the first Naval Hospital Ship.They were also called The Western...

Military History: can you name this rifle?, mauser 98, country turkey
mauser 98, country turkey, rifle attachment: It is a Mauser 98 Gewehr, Karbiner Kurz. In other words it is the short carbine version of the venerated German Mauser 98 Gewehr, used in both World Wars in various models and was the rifle of choice for almost every South American country, Turkey, and other...

Military History: Omaha Beach, concrete bunkers, movie saving private ryan
concrete bunkers, movie saving private ryan, saving private ryan: I don t play video games and have not seen that movie in years. If go to the provided link click on the boxes on the bottem of the page. http://www.atlantikwall.org.uk/omaha.htm Each button is bunker or other fortification on that location. example http://www.atlantikwall.org.uk/wn64_&_wn_65.htm...

Military History: Pacific war (WW2), pacific campaigns, dear hannah
pacific campaigns, dear hannah, lt colonel: Dear Hannah, Despite having a population of only about 1.2 million, the New Zealand Armed Forces managed to reach a strength of 157,000 during the war, a remarkable 13.1% of the population under arms. Of these about 40,000 served in the Commonwealth,...

Military History: Possible WWII Insignias and Patch, army medical corps, wwi victory medal
army medical corps, wwi victory medal, wwii victory medal: Steve, Thanks for the photograph, it makes things so much easier. I ll take the insignia in order: 1. The shoulder patch is the insignia of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expedetionary Force. 2. The ribbon bar has the WWII Victory Medal Ribbon, European-African-Meditaranean...

Military History: p-38 glacier gal, global economic recession, glacier girl
global economic recession, glacier girl, land vehicles: Greetings Iceland is becoming much more protective of it Glaciers. So few efforts to recover anything are being under taken. Also with the global economic recession it is harder to find money for such projects. So for near future the rest of the aircraft...

Military History: Russian MIG 21 during the Cold War, target drone, f105 thunderchief
target drone, f105 thunderchief, center pylon: Ian: 1) Internal Cannon, Center pylon mounted 16 rocket pod, drop tank or 250 kg bomb. Also a Cannon pod, Photo Intel Night or daylight camera pod and laser designator pod. On wing pylonsboth in board and outboard: 8 tube rocket pod, napalm tank,...

Military History: shell end, dual purpose gun, shore bombardment
dual purpose gun, shore bombardment, light cruisers: Greetings You have the shell casing for a 6 inch US navy gun. This weapon was used on light cruisers and was dual purpose gun. Meaning it could be used against air threats of surface threats. Most of these ships were in the Pacific and used for shore bombardment...

Military History: Tank History Questions, m1a1 abrahms, hans guderian
m1a1 abrahms, hans guderian, mud and rain: Dear Brett, the tank has changed warfare to a whole new dynamic, they are now the new cavalry of the army. The tanks allow armies more speed and strength, and allow break throughs on tough terrains and obstacles. Tanks like all modern equipment...

Military History: On Tombstone What Does "State" Signify?, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Sharon, It could be where he enlisted. The best way to find out is to make a request to the National Archives in Washington D.C. for his record book. You can go to www.archives.gov and request his military record. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel...

Military History: How technology affected the outcome of World War 2, world war 2, allied tanks
world war 2, allied tanks, procurement systems: Matt: 1) The German panzer was not always superior to allied tanks and the Sherman in particular. How armor evolved through the war on both sides is a story of the difference between the R&D systems, the procurement systems and Army Doctrine. The Germans...

Military History: uniform identification, soldier ancestors, french legion of honor
soldier ancestors, french legion of honor, volunteer corps: Alison, Many thanks for the photograph. Tunics of the 1850-1900 era were decorated with black braid loops.The cut and style of the tunic suggest a French origin; the French did not wear gray uniforms. Their uniform is similar, but blue and the trousers tended...

Military History: Vietnam War, american service men, foot trap
american service men, foot trap, attack helicopter: Alex: 1) Political will. We were never defeated on the battlefield. We never lost a major engagement. The people lost the will to continue a war that they saw no real end to, nor chance of winning without excalating it to much larger proportions. Ultimately,...

Military History: War on Pakistan, station library, pakistani territory
station library, pakistani territory, daily nation: i have discussed this theme in at least 30 articles published in daily NATION from 2001 conventional invasion is no longer the favoured modus operandi however pakistan is already fighting a proxy war inside pakistan, in afghanistan and elsewhere do...

Military History: Weapons in the battle of the Coral Sea, arisaka rifle, battle of coral sea
arisaka rifle, battle of coral sea, battle of the coral sea: Greetings The Battle of Coral Sea was a carrier battle; US and Japanese naval forces did have small arms on board the ships, but they played little part of the battle. The US Navy had BARs or Browning Automatic Rifles, 1903 Springfield rifle, and the M1911...

Military History: WW1 flying status, 29th infantry division, virginia national guard
29th infantry division, virginia national guard, spanish american war: George, Yes, He may have been an observer at some point in his career. You would need to retrieve his compiled service record or retirement or discharge certificate. These documents should give you an answer. The Army Air Service did not used an aircrew...

Military History: WW2 Army Training, deployment, missing in action, beginning of ww2, tank destroyer
beginning of ww2, tank destroyer, coast artillery: Dear Charlotte, Here are the answers to your questions: 1. At the start of 1940, the only military training establishments in the USA were the General and Special Service Schools, small organizations with the task of training limited numbers...

Military History: WW2 Army Training, deployment, missing in action, general patton, fort benning georgia
general patton, fort benning georgia, armoured divisions: Dear Charlotte, Since Gen Patton was also in command of armoured divisions, they trained in different parts of the usa, namely being the Carolinas, fort Benning Georgia and louisiana. I am not sure what port they would have shipped out from. As...

Military History: WWI - 673 Aero Support Squadron, flying squadron, support squadron
flying squadron, support squadron, army air: Richard, Off the top of my head I m not sure where the 673 Aero Support Squadron was located. Support Squadrons in World War I worked at various airfields and and either worked on the aircraft themselves or operated the airfield. There are a couple of sources...

Military History: WWI field cap, north russia, field cap
north russia, field cap, overseas cap: Craig, A photpgraph of the cap would help narrow down the possibilities. I can say it is not an American WWI overseas cap; they were olive drab wool. It may be Russian, I doubt German. It may also be British; American troops in North Russia served under British...

Military History: WWII, bombardment group, leather patches
bombardment group, leather patches, bomb group: Hello ,I know there is a site about the 487th Bombardment Group, they were called The Gentlemen From Hell and the site adress is 487thBG.org Also if you want actual records of your Dad s mission you ll need to ask the members that at the site, I m not...

Military History: WWII AAA Battalion, france belgium, guestbook index
france belgium, guestbook index, john thanks: Hi John Thanks for the question. While the subject is outside of my expertise I will try to help. Regrettably there is precious little written about rear area and support units during the war. Please find below some sites that may help with your research....

Military History: WWII Distinctive Unit Insignia, army air forces, army air corps
army air forces, army air corps, deceased family member: Steve, A picture would help me a lot. You can send to my private email owilliamoneill@comcast.net. A cobalt blue background may make it Army Air Corps-Army Air Forces. It is difficult to find specific unit online as many insignias have changed or the unit...

Military History: WWII Infantry Training and North Africa Capture, first infantry division, medjez el bab
first infantry division, medjez el bab, fort leonard wood: Greetings Glad to help. NARA refers to the National Archives. The document was an after action report on the battle. It is currently housed at the National Achieves. The numbers refer to room, shelf and the box the report is in. You can request this...

Military History: WWII Rank, united state navy, navy reserve
united state navy, navy reserve, abbrevations: Hi Lois Thanks for the question. AS - Apprentice Seaman (basically a recruit sailor) S2C - Seaman 2nd class S1C - Seaman 1st class Coxswain - A United States Navy qualification title or device, typically relating to small boats His next promotion...

Military History: world war 2, ronald volstad, steven zaloga
ronald volstad, steven zaloga, laszlo bekesi: Greetings I would check out the 3 books below. Also I have included some websites that should help. Sorry for the delay and Thank You. Uniforms of the Soviet Union 1918-1945 By David Webster and Chris Nelson Stalin s War: Soviet Uniforms...

Military History: ww1, south carolina regiment, marine div
south carolina regiment, marine div, viet nam: My dad was in the USAF for 30 years. He got something similar issued to him from the units he served in in both Korea and Viet Nam. So it is my bet that his Regiment produced it and issued it to each man before he was discharged. By the way, I am assuming...

Military History: 11ith grade u.s. history, legitimate target, german admiral
legitimate target, german admiral, unrestricted submarine warfare: He was the German Admiral who convinced Kaiser Wilhelm to begin unrestricted submarine warfare against the Allies, Britain and France in an attempt to blockade Britain. The result was it gave President Wilson of the US and excuse to enter the war on the Allies...

Military History: 1871 bayonet, african colonies, weapon number
african colonies, weapon number, field telephone: The bayonet you have was used not only in Europe but in its African Colonies as well. Soemtimes referred to as the PFM71/98 to indicate the model year and the rifle it was to fit. You did not say what the manufacturer marks were. Doesit have brass grips...

Military History: 30 cal machine guns, marine corps infantry, gordon l rottman
marine corps infantry, gordon l rottman, world war ii order of battle: Greetings The Pacific is a much warmer climate than Europe so water cooling the guns made them last longer. Also the US Marines were not always getting the newest equipment so they made do with older equipment and they trusted their equipment. I hope...

Military History: 7th Inf. Div. Bayonet Infantry Badge (Army), combat infantry badge, 7th inf div
combat infantry badge, 7th inf div, camp hovey: Alex I haven t run across one of those either. Since it was a divisional award, it probably wasn t authorized. You can check with the Institute of Heraldry and see if they have any correspondence on the badge. I think the only way you re going to find a replacement...

Military History: 924 Ordnance Ham company, ardennes rhineland, hutchins texas
ardennes rhineland, hutchins texas, military service records: Hi Jenny I apologize for not answering sooner, but I went out of town for a few days and forget my page to vacation . While this question is outside of my area of expertise. I will try to help. Regretably, little has been written on non combat or rear...

Military History: US Army April 1946, 8th army, c mos
8th army, c mos, asgn: Judy, MOS stands for Military Occupational Specialty- the job he did. 405 is the code for that job. MS may mean military service from the date; VOCG equals Verbal Order Commanding General 8th Army. the letters indicate abbreviations for either units or...

Military History: Avatar and correlations with the war against the Indians, science fiction films, james camerons
science fiction films, james camerons, majestic monuments: Stefan: I personally think that the associations you teacher wants you to make about Afghanistan and Iraq, are a stretch. How liberal is you teacher anyway? The only real association is a fallacious one: that the US invaded Iraq to get oil. That...

Military History: ancient battles, battlefield archaeology, glascow scotland
battlefield archaeology, glascow scotland, lt colonel: Dear Carl, There is now a new branch of archaeology called Battlefield Archaeology that one can obtain a degree in. One of the first books written on this new field of study is Battlefield Archaeology: From The Roman Empire To The Korean War. ...

Military History: B-17 Crew Amenities, extreme cold weather, bomb racks
extreme cold weather, bomb racks, hazardous journey: Hello again kenneth, I checked Amazon and they have a copy of the book available right now , as to the reason casualties were so bad at times was that some missions were in areas the Germans had many many anti aircraft guns set up and they knew the targets...

Military History: Bradley saying., american english idioms, lock stock and barrel
american english idioms, lock stock and barrel, venacular: In this context, Bull s planned attack in the Saar was going to be derailed (an idom, to a train going off the tracks) by the unexpected success of Hodges 1st Army capture of the bridge at Remagen. He even protests that his plan was being upset. So in...

Military History: British mess dress in WW1, british army uniform, french knots
british army uniform, french knots, officer uniforms: Carlos, He would not have worn his mess dress to the wedding. Mess dress wasn t designed to be for every formal occasion. It was usually worn in the officers mess for dining in and formal occasions like levees. He would have worn his walking out dress to...

Military History: British Uniforms, volunteer rifle corps, british uniforms
volunteer rifle corps, british uniforms, london regiment: Gillian, Your ancestor appears to be wearing a Volunteer Rifle Corps uniform. The uniform appears to be black or perhaps green with black frogging is typical of volunteer corps of the Army. The bursting bomb on the collar indicates he is a member of a Fusilier...

Military History: BtyA 460th AAA Aw Bn, camp hulen texas, artillery battalion
camp hulen texas, artillery battalion, unit historian: Dear David, The unit is the 460th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion (Mobile) was activated on 1 September 1942 at Camp Hulen, Texas as Separate Coastal Artillery Battalion Anti-Aircraft-Automatic Weapons and redesignated Anti-Aircraft...

Military History: Cannon Ball Markings, cannon ball, pin holes
cannon ball, pin holes, bomb squad: Michelle, First things first; is there plug anywhere on the ball? If there is you may have a live shell. If there is I strongly recommend that you bring it to your local bomb squad. A plug is usually round and has two small pin holes to remove it and fill...

Military History: Civil War, home made musical instruments, american civil war
home made musical instruments, american civil war, dysentery: Joe--Most of the time they wrote home to a loved one--They even played baseball--They carved wood with their knives--talked about home--made musical instruments and sang songs---most importantly they washed their cloth-Smoked and drank alcohol to drown their...

Military History: Civil War Replacements, maine volunteer infantry, volunteer infantry regiment
maine volunteer infantry, volunteer infantry regiment, civil war thanks: Dear Migdalia, During the War Between the States, both the Union and the Confederacy initially depended upon a mixture of state militias, volunteers, and in the case of the Union, Regular Army units to fight the war. As casualties mounted, both...

Military History: Civil War Replacements, civil war thanks, state militias
civil war thanks, state militias, futility of war: They were probably were not even noticed as WIA-KIA-MIA or POW ! My great grandfather was listed as MIA for 6-months when in fact he was wounded and wandered off.then he became a POW in a Texas Prison for 1yr.Thus good record keeping just was not there!It...

Military History: Combat Infantrymans Badge, mark bando, combat infantry badge
mark bando, combat infantry badge, culture historians: Tom, The regulations are vague on that point. I ve WWII soldiers wearing the CIB above and on the pocket patch. I ll research it some more; it is one of the frustrating aspects of material culture historians struggling to be historically correct. I recall,...

Military History: Combat stress, post tramatic stress, post tramatic stress disorder
post tramatic stress, post tramatic stress disorder, jonathan alexander: Dear Jon, In regard to the weapons and equipment worn by the gladiators and the soldiers of the Roman Army, they were different. There were different types of gladiators and each type of gladiator wore a different type of armor and used different...

Military History: Crimean war, 17th lancers, crimean war
17th lancers, crimean war, russian guns: Skurrie, The sword belt is a good lead, however, it doesn t explain the bible entry of his being with the Light Brigade. As I suggested last night, he may have had a staff appointment and chose to accompany the brigade in the charge. The archives at Kew Gardens...

Military History: ?civil war surgeon?, civil war surgeon, civil war regiments
civil war surgeon, civil war regiments, saratoga ny: Terrance--There is an outside chance that-1.He could have been put in the Navy and helped where he was needed.Then he could have been placed with the NYState Milita- if so- He could have been placed with any NY unit as a volunteer Surgeon .A good resource...

Military History: coat, three crowns, proof marks
three crowns, proof marks, chest pockets: Mario, Please send me photographs! My email owilliamoneill@comcast.net jpeg works great. The three crowns may indicate Swedish as they marked their uniforms with crowns. The 67 indicates the size. I can t really help you without pictures. Bill O Netl...

Military History: confederate cannon ball, cannon ball, canister shot
cannon ball, canister shot, collector books: Don: The author of the article Finding Battery Positons at Wilson s Creek, Missouri is Carl G. Carlson-Drexler. He teaches at College of William and Mary in Virgina. I sent him an email describing your find. You can contact him and if you could describe...

Military History: US Before Entry of WWII, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, german submarines: Dear Michael, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner but I just returned from Fort Stewart, Georgia. Here is the answer to your questions: 1. In regard to Germany s calculations, Hitler feared America more than any other country but...

Military History: 1871 bayonet, pioneer battalion, f 102
Military History: 1871 bayonet, pioneer battalion, f 102, pionier

Military History: 7th Inf. Div. Bayonet Infantry Badge (Army), don donovan, scout patch
Military History: 7th Inf. Div. Bayonet Infantry Badge (Army), don donovan, scout patch, korean infiltrators

Military History: British Uniforms, royal engineers, royal regiment of artillery
Military History: British Uniforms, royal engineers, royal regiment of artillery, fur cap

Military History: BtyA 460th AAA Aw Bn, aaa group, automatic weapons
Military History: BtyA 460th AAA Aw Bn, aaa group, automatic weapons, lt

Military History: Help idintifying helmet, headband, helmet
Military History: Help idintifying helmet, headband, helmet, photos

Military History: July 25, 1944 RCE, infantry brigade, orne river
Military History: July 25, 1944 RCE, infantry brigade, orne river, verri

Military History: Military Uniform _question 1, ww ii, sleeve insignia
Military History: Military Uniform _question 1, ww ii, sleeve insignia, gold wreath

Military History: Mystery Ribbon, allied victory, planchet
Military History: Mystery Ribbon, allied victory, planchet, conventional wisdom

Military History: medals, luck guy, medals
Military History: medals, luck guy, medals, good luck

Military History: Question regarding the first airplane landings after D-Day, engineer aviation battalion, aviation units
Military History: Question regarding the first airplane landings after D-Day, engineer aviation battalion, aviation units, aviation regiment

Military History: Question about tank formations, ss panzer divisions, german panzer divisions
Military History: Question about tank formations, ss panzer divisions, german panzer divisions, main battle tanks

Military History: WWII 207th AAA Group
Military History: WWII 207th AAA Group

Military History: George Johnson, royal horse artillery, royal garrison artillery
royal horse artillery, royal garrison artillery, royal field artillery: Christine, You might check the Royal Artillery Museum; I think it is in Woolwich. Yes, The Royal Field Artillery is the Royal Artillery. The Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Garrison Artillery are also the Royal Artillery. Field Artillery operated the guns...

Military History: German Mauser, tank guns, gewehr 98
tank guns, gewehr 98, ss troops: Jim: I am going to make a a guess that you might have a Czech VZ24. It is a Mauser version of the Gewehr 98. It had a straight bold handle and no sight hood. They look nearly identical to the Mauser in all other respects. From what I understand they...

Military History: Grandmother WASP or Army Air Force?, army air force, left shoulder
army air force, left shoulder, wasp: Hello Brandy, your Grandmothers picture sounds intriguing, please send it to me so I can get a better look at the emblems, it sounds like she may ahve been A Wasp, but hopefully the photo will help more, please send it direct to my e mail which is WeBeEmblems@aol.com...

Military History: german hand gun, aarron davis, ww2 german
aarron davis, ww2 german, hand gun: Greetings The answer is maybe. There is a book you want to check out. It can be very expensive but it the best “Standard Catalog of Luger” by Aarron Davis. Also check out the below website as it may help. I wish I have more for you but I hope this is...

Military History: goggles, aviation clothing, sweeting
aviation clothing, sweeting, eyepiece: Mario, It s hard to say. They appear to be 1920-1930 style of goggles. These were in WWII, but were generally replaced with the full eyepiece you see today. Are they any maker s marks on them? 1900-1920 style goggles didn t usually have manufacture s marks....

Military History: Help Me Identify this Patch, army institute of heraldry, squadron insignia
army institute of heraldry, squadron insignia, institute of heraldry: Troy, I have not forgotten you! I have had no success in identifying your grandfather s unit! It is not listed with bomber and fighter squadrons or group or wing insignia. Do you know which Air Force? If he was in England, it is either 8th or Ninth Air Force....

Military History: Help idintifying helmet, war helmet, helmet liners
war helmet, helmet liners, helmet liner: Georgi, You have an M-1 helmet liner. This fit under U.S. the M-1 steel helmet. Helmet liners could be worn by themselves and the steel pot used for other purposes. The name and numbers are the owner s name and possibly his serial number. The writing on the...

Military History: Holocaust, persecution of the jews, religious zeal
persecution of the jews, religious zeal, first crusade: Michael: I am not sure that the Final Solution was planned out from the beginning as it turned out, but rather evolved to what it became. I believe the first stage would be that of persecution or pogroms. It started out as a series of mere pogroms,...

Military History: Holocaust, persecution of the jews, history of the jews
persecution of the jews, history of the jews, german colonies: Greetings The first stage was removing Jews from seen society. This was done in Germany before the war. When the Nazis took over they used many techniques to drive away Jews. They made it difficult for Jews to marry, do business, bank, buy and sell property....

Military History: helmet, navy uniforms, white paint
navy uniforms, white paint, o neill: Mario, it is a WWII helmet and appears to be Navy. The number is probably a code designation. The rest of the writing appears to be Chick , possibly a nickname. There is a book that deals with Navy Uniforms of WWII by Schiffer publishing, they may have...

Military History: Identification of pin, medical caduceus, o neill
medical caduceus, o neill, insignia: Margaret, The pin is not a Navy Nursing Corps pin. Nurses used the medical caduceus with N centered. I ve searched naval regulations and I cannot find an insignia like this. I may be a sweetheart pin. Many servicemen and their family members bought these...

Military History: info, depth charge projectors, dictionary of american naval fighting ships
depth charge projectors, dictionary of american naval fighting ships, uss eversole: From the “Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,” (1969) Vol. 2, p.378. EVERSOLE John Thomas Eversole, born 17 April 1915 in Pocatello, Idaho, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938, and after duty at sea received aviation training....

Military History: July 25, 1944 RCE, royal canadian engineers, falaise gap
royal canadian engineers, falaise gap, ca genealogy: Hi Gloria Thanks for the question. Regretably I could not find a reference for the 11th Field Co, RCE either on line or in my own material. Usually there is not much written about smaller units or sub units. If you knew what squadron or regiment he was...

Military History: japanese sword from iwo jima 1945, samurai weapons, handmade swords
samurai weapons, handmade swords, sword smith: Greetings Most Japanese swords taken by US troops were machine made. The prices depend on condition of the sword. I have seen machine made swords sell from $300 to $700. Handmade swords can be much more value but again depend on condition and who made...

Military History: Korean War Cabinet, port of pusan, mr patton
port of pusan, mr patton, war footing: Aubrey: I am assuming by the name, that you are playing the part of the South Korean Minister of Industry and Commerce. The role of a Minister of Industry and Commerce in a war would be to present to the cabinet the best way to put the country on a war...

Military History: Late middle age naval tactics, medieval galley, pound cannon
medieval galley, pound cannon, swivel guns: Dear Tyler, The earliest medieval cannon, the pot-de-fer, had bulbous, vase-like shape, and was used more for psychological effect than for causing physical damage. The later culverin was transitional between the handgun and the full cannon, and...

Military History: leather cartridge case, enfield rifles, lambs wool
enfield rifles, lambs wool, cartridge case: Ed--Your cartridge case is very Rare indeed.The Wool inside is Lambs wool used to keep the percussion caps dry.Does it have US or CSA any where on it? If not, The 3rd Maryland used this tye of case.Some Maryland regiments fought for the North or South.Maryland...

Military History: M36 Private Purchase Tunic, pin holes, wound badge
pin holes, wound badge, breast pocket: Gary, Who did you acquire the blouse from? The veteran himself or a family member? I wasn t able to get enough resolution for the marks; from your description it may waffenamt, army approval stamp that the blouse met spec data for the contract. The lining...

Military History: Military Patches, Buttons & Pins, american campaign medal, army service forces
american campaign medal, army service forces, world war i victory medal: Sarah, It s hard to see all the patches and insignia. I ll give you what I can see. 1a the patch with white letter A indicates 3rd Army commanded by George S. Patton. 1b The cloud design with blue star was for the Army Service Forces. 1c. The red and...

Military History: Military Uniform _question 1, campaign ribbons, marine uniform
campaign ribbons, marine uniform, african campaign: Michael, This is a naval uniform. Captain, possibly line, but I can t really see the corps device above the rings. The ribbons are campaign ribbons. The image is not clear, but I think one is the American Campaign, possibly European-Mediterranean-African...

Military History: Mystery Ribbon, engineer combat battalion, wartime allies
engineer combat battalion, wartime allies, 75th division: Penny, You ve got me not letting it rest! I ve seen this ribbon before! It is not U.S. and does not match ribbons of our wartime allies. I thought it might be a ribbon from a veterans organization, but have not been able to match it. I ll keep looking!...

Military History: What marine squadron took the first F4J to Danang?, marine squadron, lt colonel
marine squadron, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear John, That was VMFA-334 (The Falcons) in June, 1967. They arrived in Da Nang, South Vietnam in September, 1968. You can go to the following web site that will provide a detailed history of the F4J Phantom in both Navy and Marine Corps service:...

Military History: medals, national rifle association, pistol teams
national rifle association, pistol teams, army website: Michael, You are correct. These are Army Distinguished Marksman badges for members of U.S. Army Rifle and Pistol teams. The two on the left appear to be National Rifle Association awards by the civilian on the bars. As for testing you could take it jeweler...

Military History: military funerals, paying their final respects, arlington national cemetery
paying their final respects, arlington national cemetery, medal of honor recipients: Dear Mike. Prior to 1 January 2009, only Medal of Honor recipients, officers, and enlisted men who had reached E-9 could receive a full honors funeral. That has been changed by order of Secretary of the Army Peter Geren to include junior enlisted...

Military History: Nursing Pin Identification, lamp of knowledge, branch insignia
lamp of knowledge, branch insignia, best guess: Margaret, This isn t a nursing pin. It appears to be WWII in origin, but the lamp of knowledge isn t a accepted branch insignia. My best guess is that it represents a school. I ve checked all my sources and cannot find that insignia anywhere. You didn t...

Military History: nhd machine gun, richard gatling, russo japanese war
richard gatling, russo japanese war, belgian gun: sir this was subject of a lecture i delivered as a student in infantry school in august 1983. Dr. Richard Gatling invented the world s first practical machine gun in 1862. Between that weapon and subsequent improved designs, the world s armies had...

Military History: Panther Classification, panther tank, world war 2
panther tank, world war 2, medium tank: Greetings The Panther by the end of World War 2 was a medium tank. The Soviet IS-2, American M-26 and German Tiger 2 were the heavy tanks. The Panther 75mm main gun and under 50 ton weight meant it was a medium tank. I hope this helps and enjoy the...

Military History: Question regarding the first airplane landings after D-Day, d day landings, beuzeville la bastille
d day landings, beuzeville la bastille, mr patton: Cindi: You say your veteran was a member of the 9th Squadron, Armored Division. I think he is confused. That tells me he was in a Reconnaissance squadron, the 9th of some Armored division. Recon units used the old cavarly nomenclature and called their...

Military History: Question about tank formations, main battle tanks, science fiction books
main battle tanks, science fiction books, aerospace control: Julian: In the west, armored formations vary from army to army, but by in large they all use the same smaller units and differ mainly in larger maneuver unit formation. The battalion is the basic field unit. In some cases for armored cavalry, the term...

Military History: Russian artillery production figures, russian artillery, great patriotic war
russian artillery, great patriotic war, artillery pieces: Hi Mark Thanks for the question. I am assuming you want figures for numbers of specific artillery pieces manufactured over a certain period of time. I have checked through several of my sources and unfortunately they only give general figures on total numbers,...

Military History: rotation, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, colonel robert: Dear Jon, I assume that you have started to see the HBO series The Pacific in which the characters all went through the same battles in the same division. That is FALSE and Hollywood should stop doing this. The characters: Eugene Sledge served with...

Military History: Soldiers, military service records, german soldier
military service records, german soldier, american soldier: Katlyn: You need to find out the time frame. What I mean is when was he in the Wehrmacht, and when did he join the American Army. A lot of former german soldiers began working with the American forces after the surrender. If he did in fact enlist, rather...

Military History: Swagger stick, sutherland highlanders regiment, argyll and sutherland highlanders
sutherland highlanders regiment, argyll and sutherland highlanders, regimental cap badges: Jane, There areseveral websites you can search. I found diggerhistory.com and empire.uk.com very useful. They have a variety of regimental cap badges as well as brief histories. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regiment resulted from the linking of the...

Military History: shell casing, quarry nildram, inert ammunition
quarry nildram, inert ammunition, ww 1: Hi Paul Thanks for your question. While you are correct in assuming the area is outside my expertise, I tried to find some sites/folks that may be able to help you. http://cartridgecollectors.org/introtoartyammo/introtoarty.htm http://cartridgecollectors.org/forumintro.htm...

Military History: Total Deaths in History of Warfare, r j rummel, lt colonel
r j rummel, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear David, While this isn t an all encompassing list, the figure is put at 170,000,000 by Professor R.J. Rummel author of Death By Government. Based upon new global archaeological evidence, warfare is largely a development of the past 10,000 years....

Military History: Trying to figure out what these patches mean, air defense artillery, 79th infantry division
air defense artillery, 79th infantry division, cross of lorraine: Jennifer, Thanks for the photographs, it makes identification much easier. I ll take them in order. 1. The blue shield with rainbow above was worn by soldiers assigned to Supreme Headquarter Allied Expeditionary Force. Post-war the patch became Supreme...

Military History: titanium body armor?, pressure bomb, russian special forces
pressure bomb, russian special forces, body armor: Titanuim is light and it is expensive. Russia produces the most in the world. It is expensive to refine. A pressure bomb is filled with titanum ore compound in powdered form and heated to an extreme temp and pressure and allowed to cool The bomb is cut...

Military History: titanium body armor?, armor plate, russian special forces
armor plate, russian special forces, body armor: Peter, Yes, there is titanium armor plate body armor. It is capable of stopping most AK-47 rounds when worn with the Level III threat vest. As for the Russians using it in Afghanistan, I m not sure. If they did, it didn t do them much good. There are several...

Military History: U.S 45th Infantry Division during 1944, 45th infantry division, exampel
45th infantry division, exampel, ushmm: Kristoffer: http://www.history.army.mil/documents/eto-ob/45ID-ETO.htm http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/cbtchron/cc/045id.htm http://www.history.army.mil/search.html http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10006163 This...

Military History: U.S 45th Infantry Division during 1944, 45th infantry division, moselle river
45th infantry division, moselle river, maps usa: Greetings The 45th attack on Epinal was started south of the city. Engineers managed to setup 3 bridge heads over the Moselle River. German sappers had blown the town’s bridges. The Germans had some very good artillery but were not able to dislodge the...

Military History: Unknown insignia, ft sam houston texas, ft sam houston
ft sam houston texas, ft sam houston, sam houston texas: Anita, I can t get a clear image of the insignia from the photograph. I think it s on his right shoulder? This generally means he served in a unit during combat. You might check the Quartermaster Museum at Fort Lee they may be able have something on 217th...

Military History: Vietnam War / Conflict, war conflict, chinese intervention
war conflict, chinese intervention, north vietnam: With respect to Cambodia, the war and out covert bombing there, handed Pol Pot and the Khemer Rouge a propaganda tool with which they undermined the west leaning government. We also supported a military coup that deposed the goverment of Prince Sihanouk....

Military History: Weapons issued for landings in the Pacific theater, 22 caliber rifles, springfield m1903
22 caliber rifles, springfield m1903, range target: Dear James, This is another Hollywood myth. Both the Garand M-1 and the Springfield M1903, M1903A1, and the M1903A3 were used by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific. The U.S. Marine Raiders carried a variety of personal weapons:...

Military History: WW 2 DDocument, surrender documents, corps divisions
surrender documents, corps divisions, surrender of japan: Sam, Some soldiers did receive copies of the surrender documents. I ve seen several copies over the years. I believe they were printed for distribution for senior officers commanding armies, corps, divisions, who in turn may have had them copied for distribution...

Military History: WW1 469th Aero Construction Squadron, squadron number, army aviation
squadron number, army aviation, shoulder patches: Bill, You can research your Grandfather s squadron by consulting the Order Battle of American Land Forces in World War I. This has three parts and I m not sure what part, but it has the location of every Army unit in the World War I. You can also check out...

Military History: WW11 troops in Aus, tecom usmc, army air corps
tecom usmc, army air corps, lt colonel: Dear Wal, Your request is a very general question and so I will give the web site addresses for each service that were in Australia in 1942-1942: *U.S. Army-CMH Answers@conus.army.mil *U.S. Army Air Corps (became the U.S. Air Force in 1948)-AFHRANews@maxwell.af.mil...

Military History: WW2, navy recruiting station, majuro atoll
navy recruiting station, majuro atoll, pequena island: Hello Bryan, although this is outside the area I work with (military aviation) I think I can help you a little, I would most definately say the operations he was involoved with made the difference in his change of rank ! His being a musician would have been...

Military History: WWII 207th AAA Group, bergen belsen, group campaigns
bergen belsen, group campaigns, aaa group: Greetings The camp you are referring to is most likely Bergen-Belsen. This was very large camps that were liberated by US forces and was near Luxembourg. As to other information on your father I have included several websites that will allow you as a...

Military History: WWII German Photos, german photographers, lt colonel
german photographers, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Mark, You can go to a professional photographer or better yet go to a publisher and see if they are interested in publishing them in a book. I would be more than happy to assist you in this project. Please let me know. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel...

Military History: WWII Germany & USSR, asian continents, wwii germany
asian continents, wwii germany, war footing: Hi Micheal Thanks for the question. Whether it was a world war in June of 1941 depends on your perspective. Geographically, the war at that time was essentially confined to the European and Asian continents,with the exceptions of the Battle of the...

Military History: WWII Germany & USSR, wwii germany, aviation history
wwii germany, aviation history, global war: Hello Michael, thank you for sending your question to me, although I have to say I really can t help you with it, my area of knowledge deals with the aviation emblem and aviation history of WW2 era. I am very sorry I can t help you, give one of the other...

Military History: WWII Paratrooper Pin, cotter pin, parachutist badge
cotter pin, parachutist badge, airborne forces: Mary, It s difficult to say for sure as I only have the back side of the badge. It appears to be a Basic Parachutist Badge. A soldier received a badge after completing five training jumps. The cotter pin fastener leads me to believe and the sterling mark...

Military History: WWII Ribbons - no Medals, anniversary celebration, battle of the bulge
anniversary celebration, battle of the bulge, german occupation: Penny, Many veterans are reluctant to talk about the whys and wherefores of what they did during periods of war, My Dad was Navy and participated in D-Day, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in LCTs and LSTs. It was only at the 50th Anniversary celebration of D-Day that...

Military History: ww1 french, pilot wing, french pilot
pilot wing, french pilot, o neill: Mary, I m not sure. I ve never seen one and there appears to be little information on that type of wing. French pilot brevets (wings) were generally embroidered directly to the tunics of the pilots. I ll keep looking for you and myself. Sorry I can t be...

Military History: ww2 121st 8th infantry division, harley davidson wla, 8th infantry division
harley davidson wla, 8th infantry division, haley davidson: Greetings An Army messenger’s job in World War 2 was primarily to deliver important documents and orders to and from units and higher command. Normally using a motorcycle most likely a Haley-Davidson bike a solider would carry documents such as maps, detailed...

Military History: ww2 patch id, patch id, patches
patch id, patches, greetings: Greetings All experts does allow you to send scans with your question. That is the best way for me to look at it. Under where you ask a question this is a attach picture button. A good place to start looking is this site http://www.angelfire.com/md2/patches/...

Military History: www1 mustard gas shells, chemical weapons factory, mortar bombs
chemical weapons factory, mortar bombs, mortar shell: No images came through. You can send them to keithhpatton at hotmail dot com. It should be easy enough to tell if the round was an artillery round or a mortar bomb. Some mortar bombs are teardrop shaped and have stablizing fins on the rear end and no...

Military History: 13TH combat engineers, lt colonel, lynn florida
lt colonel, lynn florida, ww 2: Dear Thomas, You can go to the following web sites: www.archives.gov This is the National Archives. CMHAnswers@conus.army.mil U.S. Army Center of Military History May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert A. Lynn, Florida...

Military History: 16th Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler,GA , 1941, Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler
Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler: Dear Mr. Maliskey, Thank you for your question. Established for the First World War, Camp Wheeler was re-activated in 1941 for WW 2. Located 7 miles southeast of Macon, Georgia, the 11,934 acre camp had a capacity of 1,290 Officers and 24,440 Enlisted...

Military History: 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion, Engineers, Guam
Engineers, Guam, Okinawa: Good Day, Thank you for your question. The following is a brief history of the 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion: Activated at March Field, CA, April 1, 1943 Departed the Seattle, WA Port of Embarkation, June 9, 1944 Sailed on the SS Mexico...

Military History: 323rd Field Artillary Bn, Btry B, field artillery battalion, military insignias
field artillery battalion, military insignias, good conduct medal: Daniel, The 323rd Field Artillery Battalion was an organic artillery battalion of the 83rd Infantry Division. The battalion was equipped with 105mm howitzers. You can go online to any military insignias and get the 83rd Division patch and the 323rd FA Battalion...

Military History: 38th Infantry Regiment Company M, oral history interview, 38th infantry regiment
oral history interview, 38th infantry regiment, rutgers universtiy: David: Your assumptions sound pretty spot on. The military labels hills by their elevation. So your Hill 366 is probably the same as the hill with the 366 meter elevation near Chaulieu. The after action reports you have obtained are probably the most...

Military History: 794th MP Battalion, 794th MP Battalion, trin
794th MP Battalion, trin: Thank you for your question. If I understand your posting, Box #6 of your brother s Discharge Document indicates the 794th MP Battalion. The 794th was certainly the unit your brother was assigned to when he was discharged, but not necessarily the unit your...

Military History: 987th MP Company (Aviation), MP, 2nd Air Division
MP, 2nd Air Division: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Yes, it is possible to trace your grandfather s service as an MP assigned to the 987th MP Company (Aviation). To start, refer to your grandfather s Discharge Documents which are invaluable toward ACCURATE historic...

Military History: Anti-Tank, tanks, nukes
tanks, nukes: it would be a real waste of ammunition to use oerlikon against any ground target .it is too expensive and advanced a weapon system. recoilless rifles are still there as far as i know the emphasis has shifted to low intensity war which is being continuously...

Military History: ARM BANDS, clothing materials, modern clothing
clothing materials, modern clothing, arm bands: Greetings Modern clothing materials have light enhancers added to the cloth. Under black light the chemicals show up bright. Authentic arm bands will not brighten under black blight. Check out the website as it goes into more detail. Thank You. ...

Military History: army/engineer pins from vietnam, 173rd airborne brigade, vietnam order of battle
173rd airborne brigade, vietnam order of battle, 173rd abn: Brook, The wing and sword is the insignia of the Army Republic of Vietnam Jump Status designator. The second insignia is possibly unauthorized. There is no DUI like this in any references of Army DUIs. The Essayons motto is used by the Engineer School, Corps...

Military History: Blitzgreig, heinz guderian, 7th panzer division
heinz guderian, 7th panzer division, world war 1: Greetings Blitzkrieg is more of an evolution of early attack plans but uses new technology such as tanks, radio and close air support to maximize the effectiveness of a swift strike. Heinz Guderian a German general wrote a book called Achtung Panzer which...

Military History: British Army Rank and Unit Structure, british army ranks, army officer ranks
british army ranks, army officer ranks, ranks in the british army: Jared, British Army ranks are somewhat similar to U.S. Enlisted ranks in the British Army Private(Pte), Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant(has crown centered within the stripes. British Companies have Company Sergeant Majors/Color...

Military History: Camp Wheeler - G.A., stovall street, human resource command
stovall street, human resource command, us army human resource command: Dear Ms. Colletti, Yes, I agree, your next step is to the US Army Human Resource Command. The I.D.P.F. will also include the circumstances of your family having your grandfather returned to the US for his final resting place. Richard V. Horrell...

Military History: Civil War Insignia, ohio state archives, sack coats
ohio state archives, sack coats, laurel wreath: Bill, The wreath embroidered on the cap is similar to that worn by staff officers; however, there would be the letters U.S. in the wreath. Ohio fielded 198 infantry regiments during the war. A quick search does not show a 267 SV regiment. The cap is a later...

Military History: Co A 726 Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 726th Amphibian Trantor Battalion, amphibious assault
726th Amphibian Trantor Battalion, amphibious assault, Angaur Island: Dear Ms. Phifer, Thank you for your question. The following is a brief history of your grandfather s unit: 726th Amphibian Tractor Battalion Activated at Ft. Ord, CA, January 26, 1944 Departed Seattle Port of Embarkation,...

Military History: Company E, 105th Infantry Regiment, WW 2, 105th Infantry Regiment, San Francisco Port of Embarkation
105th Infantry Regiment, San Francisco Port of Embarkation: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up reply. The date of departure from Box #36 helped me with additional research. The 2nd Battalion (which included Company E) and 3rd Battalion, 105th Infantry Regiment departed the San Francisco Port of Embarkation...

Military History: cannonball, ohio volunteer infantry, grant county kentucky
ohio volunteer infantry, grant county kentucky, home guard troops: Doug: This is the most likely battle the ball came from. You cannot discount that it may have been transported by flood waters unless it was above the flood plain. In any event, the Battle of Cynthiana was the only one I could find reference to, along...

Military History: D-Day Technolgy, amphibious assault vehicle, seaborne invasions
amphibious assault vehicle, seaborne invasions, invasion of north africa: Greetings The technology of Normandy being amphibious tanks, radios, close air support, and others have lead to the modern amphibious vehicles and weapons of today. The Normandy invasion used tactics and ideas from earlier invasions namely the invasion...

Military History: 16th Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler,GA , 1941
Military History: 16th Training Battalion, Camp Wheeler,GA , 1941

Military History: 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion, lew wallace, ss
Military History: 1885th Engineer Aviation Battalion, lew wallace, ss, guam

Military History: army/engineer pins from vietnam, pathfinder badge, lrrp
Military History: army/engineer pins from vietnam, pathfinder badge, lrrp, unit crest

Military History: Civil War Insignia, civil war soldiers, honorary society
Military History: Civil War Insignia, civil war soldiers, honorary society, kepi

Military History: shoulder patches of AAA, v corps, shoulder patch
Military History: shoulder patches of AAA, v corps, shoulder patch, horrell

Military History: Uniform, east india company, horse artillery
Military History: Uniform, east india company, horse artillery, london regiment

Military History: WW2, horrell, low countries
Military History: WW2, horrell, low countries, gentleman

Military History: WWI Uniform
Military History: WWI Uniform

Military History: ww2 uniform/unit ID?, infantry, europe
Military History: ww2 uniform/unit ID?, infantry, europe

Military History: found a small cannonball?, mountain howitzer, musket ball
mountain howitzer, musket ball, swivel guns: Adam: This is probably a 2 lb shot from a two pounder gun. Most two pounders were obsolete by the time of the civil war. They were used in the Revolution and earlier but mostly as naval swivel guns or small carronades. The 6 pounder became the most...

Military History: Gen. William T. Sherman, civil war veteran, civil war history
civil war veteran, civil war history, aviation unit: Hello, well first of all my area of knowledge deals with WW-2 military aviation unit emblems, I can suggest you try a good book store that has civil war history section ,and ask if they have anything covering the specific topic of Sherman and this time frame...

Military History: General Mac Arthur, douglas mac arthur, general mac arthur
douglas mac arthur, general mac arthur, macarthur memorial: Dear Karen, I m not an expert in this type of item but I would take it to someone who is an expert in handling this type of material. I m assuming that the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia would want it. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert...

Military History: my grandfather's WW2 service in the ETO, Campaigns, V-E Day
Campaigns, V-E Day, atomic bombs: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up question. From the facts you provided me, your grandfather was not in the ETO when the Northern France Campaign was being fought. From the facts I have about the 107th, it was not in the ETO when the Northern France...

Military History: Can you ID, fitness advice, u s army
fitness advice, u s army, gustaf: Sorry, I m not an expert of U S ordnance. However in order to be SURE it is not dangerous you SHOULD let experts from the U S Army check it! Good luck! You can also reach me on: http://www.lifestylerescue.com/expert/health-fitness-advice/dr-claes-gustaf/128...

Military History: Invasion of France WW2, d day landings, operation bodyguard
d day landings, operation bodyguard, invasion of france: Hi Logan Thanks for the question. Because of Operation Bodyguard that was carried out by the Allies in the months leading up to D-Day, Hitler wasn t sure if the D-Day landings was The Invasion or a diversion. Since Bodyguard led Hitler to believe that...

Military History: Iron Cross, ribbon bow, iron cross
ribbon bow, iron cross, gold bars: Hello Jim, this sounds like an interesting item, is there a chance you can post a photo of it so I can view it s desin? Your description is o.k. but the photo would help me more if possible, let me know, if you can t post a photo then I suggest you go to...

Military History: IWO Jima Magazine, john basilone, gunnery sergeant
john basilone, gunnery sergeant, marine battalion: Mary, This magazine was printed by the 5th Marine Division. It was printed for members of the division to pass on to family. The Fifth fought one battle, Iwo Jima. Many of the Marines in this division, came from the disbanded Raider battalions and Para-marine...

Military History: iraq war - any final assessment?, canals and waterways, provost marshal
canals and waterways, provost marshal, us military intervention: The initial invasion is 2003 was a classic example of a military invasion along multiple axes of advance. There would have been three converging columns instead of two if the plans of a third column had been carried out. In the event, the Turks would not...

Military History: iraq war - any final assessment?, us military intervention, lt colonel
us military intervention, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Peter, Here are the answers to your questions: 1. The final assessment of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 is that it was forgone conclusion that the U.S. would defeat the Iraqi military. We have won the war but lost the peace. 2. The...

Military History: Japan and World War One, bayonet charge, naval aviators
bayonet charge, naval aviators, russo japanese war: Dear Sam, Japan initially molded her army on the French, but disastrous early maneuvers (in the late 19th Century) led to German advisers replacing French ones. Army structure therefore resembled the French, while doctrine followed German ideas. Prior...

Military History: live cannon ball or not, cannon balls, cannon ball
cannon balls, cannon ball, coat of arm: Barbara. From the photograph it appears to date from 1800-1860; The size appears to be what is known as 24-pound ball. This was the weight of the cannon ball. Cannons that used type of ball were generally used on warships or forts. A plug generally has...

Military History: Marine patches, ninth marines, provisional brigade
ninth marines, provisional brigade, marine regiments: Jon, He would have worn the First Marine Amphibious Corps raider patch. These were blue squares with a skull in the center. The Fourth Marine Regiment was made up of Raiders and Para-marines. The Fourth was assigned to the First Marine Provisional Brigade....

Military History: Old Brass cannon ball, civil war battles, sunken galleons
civil war battles, sunken galleons, spanish galleons: Paul: Padre Island has a long history of conflict and ship wrecks. At least three spanish galleons were wrecked along the coast. Several civil war battles took place there as well along with some skirmishs during the Texas War for Independence. It is...

Military History: A.P.O. # 18593, APO, Attu
APO, Attu, ETO: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Since you indicated that your grandfather s letters to your grandmother were for the period 1944-45, I will start with January 1, 1944 with the history of the 159th Infantry Regiment, California National Guard. ...

Military History: Prussian uniform, german army uniform, rotc program
german army uniform, rotc program, studio photograph: Cathy, It is a German Army uniform. He appears to be a cadet,possibly at university of Kriegschule (Military Academy). German states of the period required all males to serve two years on active service. Recruits singled out for officer training, attended...

Military History: patch, ww 1, thunderbolt division
ww 1, thunderbolt division, infantry division: Hello Jerry, as to the differences of the 83rd Infantry Division patch of WW-1,WW-2 and current WW-1 is was first called a Depot Division and supplied equipment etc and the patch was constructed on black felt with the circle with the wording Ohio in the...

Military History: personnel assignments, large scale planes, b 17 flying fortress
large scale planes, b 17 flying fortress, aviation unit: Hello Robert, if I understand you correctly you re needing detailed info on the structures/etc of the B-17 Flying Fortress, well as to this any good RC model magazines should have some sorces, also you may want to try posting on these site what you re needing...

Military History: project on world war two, bombing of german cities, american jeep
bombing of german cities, american jeep, tank development: Greetings There are so many topics. For example the development of Jet engines, Submarine warfare, the development to the atomic bomb, life under German occupation, the development of radar, the development to the V weapons by Germany, Tank development,...

Military History: project on ww2, world war two, history of second world war
world war two, history of second world war, second world war: this depends on your interest:-- example :-- 1-role of tanks in second world war or 2-role of airpower in second world war or 3-Contribution of USSR in winning the war anything else i suggest that you read JFC Fullers conduct...

Military History: Retracing Grandfather's Military Steps with my father, kocher river, military service records
kocher river, military service records, 63rd infantry division: Hi Keith Thanks for the question. While it is somewhat outside my area of expertise, I will try to help, however you seem to know more about where he was than I could find in my research. Regretably, there is precious little written on smaller units, most...

Military History: Ryukyus Campaign: March 26-July 2, 1945, Okinawa, Operation OLYMPIC/CORONET
Okinawa, Operation OLYMPIC/CORONET: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up question. No, I do not have any facts as per the type of construction work the 1395th performed on Okinawa. Only conjecture, but my educated guess is that it was related to the infra-structure of the island as a...

Military History: rifle, military rifle, bolt action
military rifle, bolt action, 7mm: Tyler: I would need a picture to make any kind of identification. Is it a bolt action? What caliber? The caliber should be on the side of the reciever, the place the bullets go in. It should say something like .30 Caliber. or 7mm or something like...

Military History: Squadrons, great war society, air force history
great war society, air force history, bomber squadron: Denise, Squadrons generally had twelve planes per squadron. German fighters of World War I operated in what the Allies called a circus A group of maybe 20-30 aircraft. There weren t that many American bomber squadrons in France at the time, They operated...

Military History: Stalingrad, after the battle, Stalingrad
Stalingrad: Good Day, Thank you for your question. The city of Stalingrad was virtually destroyed during the battle. Since the city was near & dear to the heart of Josef Stalin, it was rebuilt after V-E Day, May 8, 1945. However, scars & monuments to the epic battle...

Military History: santa ana WWII aviation students packet, chemical warfare agents, wwii aviation
chemical warfare agents, wwii aviation, ww2 aviation: Hello Jess, your packet sounds very interesting, It s somewhat out of my area of knowledge but still military aviation related ! yes I would enjoy seeing some photos of what you have, is there an emblem of any kind/s shown ? I have the base emblem design...

Military History: shell casing, gun m1, tank destroyer
gun m1, tank destroyer, antitank weapon: Greetings You have a shell from a US Army 76mm M1 cannon. This weapon was used on late models of the Sherman tank and the M18 tank destroyer. The 76mm replaced to older 75mm and was a better antitank weapon. It did have some issues with its ammunition....

Military History: shoulder patches, barry jason stein, army patches
barry jason stein, army patches, unit insignia: Greetings I have found the 1st infantry division patch but your Father’s unit I have not found. There is a book that may have your Father’s unit patch U.S. Army Patches, Flashes and Ovals: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cloth Unit Insignia by Barry Jason...

Military History: shoulder patches of AAA, e mail adress, aaa group
e mail adress, aaa group, unit emblem: Hello David, well your question is a very involved one, first of all do you have any photos of him in any type of uniform? this may help if any emblem appear on the shoulder of them, I have found a few things about the unit you may already know which I ll...

Military History: sleeping at battle ground, battle of stalingrad, sewer tunnels
battle of stalingrad, sewer tunnels, road wheels: Koen: The battle lines at Stalingrad were not so small as you would imagine. Not only did the Germans occupy a lot of the city, but also a continuous front along the Volga both north west and south east of the city. In the city itself, basements and...

Military History: The Tree Army, Tree Army, Discharge Documents
Tree Army, Discharge Documents, Court House: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up question. As to your father s SSN, even if you had it, the SSN is NOT needed for WW 2 research. Anyone who requests a WW 2 Veteran s SSN for the purpose of WW 2 Research is up to no good with the SSN. You may...

Military History: Uniform, army lists, edard
army lists, edard, great grandmother: David, Still working on your question. I ve been unable to positively identify either James or James Argent in the Army lists. Do you happen to know what regiment the James served in? Nottinghamshire Militia had several different units composing it. Thanks...

Military History: Uniform of the Army of the United States, original documents, mint condition, o neill
mint condition, o neill, e bay: Brandon, The worth of historical lithographs and other documents are generally what the market will bear. My suggestions to people who ask what something is worth is to check out e-bay and see if anyone else is selling similar artwork such as yours. Secondly,...

Military History: Uniform of the Army of the United States, original documents, quartermaster general, military historians
quartermaster general, military historians, spanish american war: Brandon, This was a series of works done by H.A. Ogden for United States Army covering the styles of uniforms worn by the Army at various times in its history. You have the second volume covering uniforms from the Spanish-American War through the turn of...

Military History: USS Missouri, duane lund, lt colonel
duane lund, lt colonel, lynn florida: Dear Duane, No, the 16-inch guns weren t loaded as were the other guns not loaded as well. These guns were positioned this way so as to give all U.S. and Allied military personnel a chance to watch the surrender. May God Bless-Lt. Colonel Robert...

Military History: World War 1 - Field telephone, world war 1, hungarian army
world war 1, hungarian army, military historian: I have checked this with a friend of mine who is an eminent military historian (Lt. Col. S. Bojerud) but have not been able to reach any conclusion. Your grandfather may have made a construction for the Imperial & Royal Austrian-Hungarian Army. But other armies...

Military History: WW 2 HQ Co -1st Battalion - 334th Infantry Regiment - 84th Infantry Division, SS Maritime Victory, Le Havre
SS Maritime Victory, Le Havre: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. I am unfamiliar with the work of Perry S. Wolff. The book that I cited is: The 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of Germany by Lt. Theodore Draper Nashville TN The Battery Press ...

Military History: WW 2, US Medical Unit, 50th Field Hospital, Distinctive Insignia
50th Field Hospital, Distinctive Insignia, Unit Crest: Dear Loz, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately I could find no documentation that the 50th Field Hospital ever had a Distinctive Insignia and/or Unit Crest. That is NOT to say that the 50th was not given one or the other. I am just unable to find...

Military History: WW 2, MPs & England, MP, Eighth AAF
MP, Eighth AAF: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. The only facts I have are as follows. The 987th was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for January 1944-April 1945. General Order No. 157, HQ 2nd Air Division, Eighth AAF, May 6, 1945. Those are the only...

Military History: WW1, virginia war museum, prisoner of war camps
virginia war museum, prisoner of war camps, american prisoners of war: Denise, Prisoner of war camps were spread across Germany except East Prussia in World War I. There is a very good map at wikipedia.com that lists the POW camps used in the Great War. I m not sure how many prisoners each camp held. Camps for British, French,...

Military History: WW1, germany during world war 1, world war 1
germany during world war 1, world war 1, strict diet: Greetings Some American troops did become POWs during World War 1. They were captured in France. As to treatment it was harsh but not cruel. There were rules for POWs before World War 1 and in general the Germans followed them. Normally officers were...

Military History: WW2, military aviation, ww 2
military aviation, ww 2, emblems: Hello Logan, I m sorry but your question to me is really out of my area of knowledge, I work with WW-2 military aviation related emblems/history. I ve never heard of this Operation Yellow , again my apologies, have a great day on the other side of the...

Military History: WW2, invasion of poland, invasion of france
invasion of poland, invasion of france, oj trial: Logan: This may or may not be a class assignment. The reason I mention it, is that context is everything when answering a question for school. A teacher when preparing questions, has an answer in their head. Just like they said about the OJ Trial glove...

Military History: WWI, serbian nationalists, hungarian empire
serbian nationalists, hungarian empire, empire austria: Greetings Great question. The lead up to World War One is a very complex story of greed, jealousy, revenge and murder. First Germany didn’t want to go to war; Germany had plans for a large scale conflict but it had no desire to go to war over the death...

Military History: WWI Uniform, naval uniform, brick wall
naval uniform, brick wall, marine uniform: Linda, It s a Naval Officer Uniform. You can try the National Military Personnel Center in St. Louis, MO. The forms to request military records is online. You fill out with all the information on your grandfather and send it back and wait. You ll have to...

Military History: WWII -1ST BATTALLION - 334 INFANTRY, military service records, standard form 180
military service records, standard form 180, discharge papers: Hi Linda Thanks for the question. While individual histories are outside my expertise, please find below some links that may be of assistance in your research. http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/standard-form-180.html...

Military History: WWII veteran, 42nd rainbow division, camp gruber
42nd rainbow division, camp gruber, veteran web: Regina, This is a difficult search. The serial number is the most important part of researching World War II servicmen. I would suggest you google the 42nd Rainbow Division Veteran web site and check there. Veterans who join reunion associations sometimes...

Military History: WWll Japanese Rifle, toyo kogyo, japanese weapons
toyo kogyo, japanese weapons, japanese markings: Greetings One character refers to type. There are several versions of the Arisaka Rifle. Another symbol refers to the manufacture of the weapons then a symbol for the serial number. I would contact a gunsmith for a more detailed analysis. The small circle...

Military History: world history, woman ambassador, dealing with bullies
woman ambassador, dealing with bullies, pusan perimeter: Greetings The Korean War the US had little choice. US troops in South Korea were attacked by North Korean forces in 1950. If the US had delayed sending forces the North Koreans would have wiped out the US and its allied forces in Korea. Reinforcing the...

Military History: ww11 buzz bombs, ww 2 history, buzz bombs
ww 2 history, buzz bombs, buzz bomb: As this is somewhat out of my area of knowledge I am sorry to say I can t help you with an answer. But seeing as they were mostly used against britain, I suggest you try looking thrugh some of thier WW-2 history sites and about thier AAA units,I m sure there...

Military History: ww2 uniform/unit ID?, 8th infantry division, mojave desert
8th infantry division, mojave desert, enlisted uniform: Geoff, It does appear to be desert. The ground looks like sand. The buildings appear to be the same used in Japanese-American relocation camps. Your grandfather appears to be wearing khaki trousers and shirt, indicating service in warm climates Hope this...

Military History: 1943 Sherman Tank, sherman tank, radial engine
sherman tank, radial engine, catalog index: Greetings I am not a mechanic but I would contact a museum that has just finished repairing one. They maybe know about someone to contact who works on these motors. I have also included some links that may have some information on that engine for...

Military History: 2-18IN and the Siegfried Line Campaign, siegfried line campaign, hurtgen forest
siegfried line campaign, hurtgen forest, crucifix hill: Greetings With the city of Aachen cleared the 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment was sent in to secure some Dams in the Hurtgen Forest. They fought from November 16th to December 9th and then got a short rest. When the Battle of the Budge started they...

Military History: Me 262, fragmentation bomb, bomb bay
fragmentation bomb, bomb bay, german pilot: Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I assumed you meant aircraft gun crew, not anti-aircraft. As you probably know, Hitler wanted the Me-2562 designed as a Jabo or fighter-bomber. This was not done to his specification. He wanted to use it to fight...

Military History: 47th General Hospital - APTO, 379th Engineer Battalion, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation
379th Engineer Battalion, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. Here is the History of the 379th Engineer Battalion (African-American). I agree, not many facts about the unit, which is unfortunate. Activated at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, July 15, 1942 Departed Hampton...

Military History: 5" 38 caliber projectile, surface to air missile, bomb squad
surface to air missile, bomb squad, dummy rounds: Greetings Agreed no bomb squad. Many police depts. have amnesty boxes; these are safe ways of letting local officials have it with zero issues. I even heard of a surface to air missile turned in. Check your local police depts. and sheriff depts. websites....

Military History: 880th Ord Heavy Automotive Maintenance Co, Ordnance
Ordnance: Good Day, Thank you for your follow-up. During the Battle of the Bulge, units that were normally 12-15 miles behind the front lines suddenly had German soldiers firing at them at close range! Many Veterans who never fires a weapon in combat were suddenly...

Military History: 90mm as Anti-Tank weapon?, m26 pershing tank, destroyer force
m26 pershing tank, destroyer force, tank destroyer: Greetings There some references to the M1 and M1A1 90MM used in the anti tank role during the Battle of the Kasserine pass, but Patton had them during the Battle of El Guettar on March 23 1943. The M1 90mm could not lowered enough to be an effective antitank...

Military History: Aircraft Bazooka, german tiger tank, army air force
german tiger tank, army air force, churchill tanks: Greetings The US Army Air Forces used the M8 air launched rocket. This 4.5 inch rocket was a very short range and not very accurate weapons but it had a good warhead it could damage a Tiger tank if it hit the tank in the rear. Early 1943 time of the rocket...

Military History: ammo boxes, Mortar, Howitzer
Mortar, Howitzer, Ammunition: To be honest I don t think they would be worth much. They are probably from WW2, and during that war literally hundreds of thousands were manufactured to hold the millions of rounds of ammunition we used in that war. 105mm Howitzer is a short field cannon....

Military History: anti tank ? and grenade, gun ammunition, mk 2
gun ammunition, mk 2, world war 2: Greetings The bullet is a 30mm round. Most likely from a world war 2 30mm anti aircraft gun ammunition or aircraft mounted 30mm cannon. The Grenade is an Mk 2 grenade with a newer fuse the M213. This was most likely a Vietnam era Grenade. I hope...

Military History: atoms, physics and chemistry, chemical element
physics and chemistry, chemical element, fitness advice: This is NOT a question of military history but of physics and chemistry so in principle outside my area of expertise here. But it is also a matter of such basic level of knowledge and education that I feel free to answer. An atom is the smallest possible unit...

Military History: Battle of Hurtgen Monument, 4th infantry division, bronze plaque
4th infantry division, bronze plaque, hurtgen forest: Greetings Indeed here is a stone monument with a bronze plaque dedicated to the 4th infantry division in the military cemetery located in Hurtgen Forest. Below is a link to the picture of the Monument I hope this helps and Thank you http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/ATimeForHealing.JPG...

Military History: battle of antietam, battle of antietam, american military history
battle of antietam, american military history, living in sweden: As can be read on my bio pages here I m not an expert of American history or American military history - I m a Swede living in Sweden. So I do suggest that you direct this question to an American expert here! Good luck! You can also reach me on:...

Military History: Cannonball history, texas archives, google
texas archives, google, sanantonio: What a find!Probably one the easiest ways to to get information about this artifact is to,1]get a book on Weapons of U.S.Military History 2]Check with your Museum about Alamo,Weapons and History.3]Google It.Good Luck!That size is rare,and it might be Mexican.If...

Military History: Co. I, 3rd Bn., 232nd Inf. Regt., 42nd Infantry Division PFC Walter Richardson, 42nd Infantry Division, POW
42nd Infantry Division, POW: Dear Mr. Richardson, Thank you for your question. I can provide a history of the 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division. However, without a copy of your grandfather s Discharge Documents, I can not provide you with a history of your grandfather...

Military History: The Cold War and Space Race, satellite launcher, world war2
satellite launcher, world war2, mercury spacecraft: Greetings The Cold War and the Space Race lead to huge advances in both computers and rocket science. The Space Race was a component of Cold war. The Cold War start date is debated but the end of World War2 is in my opinion the start of the Cold War....

Military History: DEFENCE BATTLES, german invasion of russia, invasion of russia
german invasion of russia, invasion of russia, grande armee: Andrew: For number 1) the classic examples are the two campaigns in Russia, the best being the defense mastermided by then Russian Minister of War, Barclay de Tolay, who implemented a scorched earth withdrawl. General Kutusov took command of the Russian...

Military History: evolution of the cannon, seige engines, gun carriages
seige engines, gun carriages, mamluks: Kurt: The precursor of the cannon is attributed to be the fire lance. These eventually evolved into small hand held devices that spewed shrapnel or round shot of small size. The use of gunpowder spread from China to the middle east by the invading Mongols...

Military History: 1943 Sherman Tank, armor museum, tanks
Military History: 1943 Sherman Tank, armor museum, tanks

Military History: Me 262, jack burgess, raf regiment
Military History: Me 262, jack burgess, raf regiment, war experiences

Military History: Grandfather Military service
Military History: Grandfather Military service

Military History: historical japanese swords, religious reverence, edged weapons
Military History: historical japanese swords, religious reverence, edged weapons, amazing technology

Military History: Grandfather Military service, brigade hq, head quarters
brigade hq, head quarters, troyon: his service began Ind 5/29/18 pvt; wag 3/1/19, 154 Dep Brig; He was assigned at wagoneer depot brigade. Hq Tr 79 Div 6/20/18; Head Quarters transformer rectifier to th 76th Div, Patient at Hosp 10/21/18; Admitted to hospitol...

Military History: grenade and anti tank ?, auction site, letters and numbers
auction site, letters and numbers, grenade: Hi there Grenade is an M2 in use by many from 1918 to 1960s. The shell I can t ID as I do not have diameter of the bullet. It appears to be made on Canada. I would suggest you have a collector or retailer of militaria look at the shell & grenade for...

Military History: gun info, haenel suhl, mauser gewehr
haenel suhl, mauser gewehr, safe bet: Bob: You more than likely have a Mauser. Since the Mauser Gewehr 98 was the main rifle used by the Germans druing the war (Haenel Suhl was a primary arms factory) and it was manufactured in 1915 a year after the war began, it is a safe bet it it a Mauser....

Military History: Helicopters in WW II used by allies, ww ii, medical evacuation
ww ii, medical evacuation, lend lease: Hi James Thanks for your question. While OSS operations in Europe during the war is a huge subject and outside my expertise, I will try to help. While the Americans did use relatively few helicopters in WW2, most were used in Burma and China for search...

Military History: not the candy "Hershey bars", k rations, hershey bars
k rations, hershey bars, hershey company: Patrenericia, A thousand apologies! I didn t make the connection! You are right; it s generally referred as an overseas bar; it was awarded for every sixth months spent out of the Continental United States. You can find these easily by googling any military...

Military History: Highest Number of Soviet Military Personnel in World War II, army air force, baltic fleet
army air force, baltic fleet, northern fleet: Hi Indro Thanks for the question. Remarkably, there is little written on Soviet Military strengths at any one particular time during WW2. The Soviet military peaked in numbers in 1945. The Red Army numbered about 6.5 million troops. This number is only...

Military History: historical japanese swords, medieval longsword, japanese swords
medieval longsword, japanese swords, war trophies: It is hard to put a general price on them since the desirability of them varys from maker to maker and period to period. In the last 30 years there was a booming market in them. I worked with an engineer who acted as a broker for finding and purchasing swords...

Military History: Iowaki Campaign, rebellion, british general
rebellion, british general: Sean, Sorry it has taken so long to answer your question. Iowaki Campaign was also known Satsuma Rebellion. I ve consulted my sources, including a history of the Ninth Foot s battle honor and neither Satsuma or Iowaki appears. I found a reference of a biography...

Military History: island hopping, ronald spector, james f dunnigan
ronald spector, james f dunnigan, japanese submarines: Greetings The island hopping strategy was pivotal to ending the war early. The number of Japanese held islands made clearing each one an expensive and time consuming process. By leaving some islands in Japanese hands forced the Japanese to try and aid these...

Military History: Military evolution, theoretical evolution, horse cavalry
theoretical evolution, horse cavalry, french tanks: Maj Humayun, The interwar perios 1919-1939 several innovations introduced in the Great War were refined. Germany took the lessons of the Great War too heart. The German High Command ignored the tank during the First War. Germany developed an armor doctrine...

Military History: Military evolution, italian theorist, start of world war 2
italian theorist, start of world war 2, theoretical evolution: Greeting With the end of World War 1 military forces began pouring over the battles and technology. Within a few years major advances in weapons and tactics took place. First in the air; several theorists began to put forth the theory that war could...

Military History: Military evolution, sturmtruppen, decisive point
sturmtruppen, decisive point, interwar period: Major Humayun: There were a number of advances in the military during the interwar period in all branches. The infantry saw most armies change from square divisions to triangular divisions. Armored vehicles were integrated into most of the armies, where...

Military History: Navy Enlisted rank designation from WWII, Naval Rank
Naval Rank: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I do not have a definitive answer. First, please let me type that cemeteries are notoriously inaccurate as per military abbreviations on grave markers. Most stone cutters use their own idea as to...

Military History: POW camps, kassel hessen, pow camps
kassel hessen, pow camps, pow camp: Yes its location is Kassel, Hessen, Germany. It seems like mostly UK Commonwealth troops were held there. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2136750 The death rate overall in WWI Pow camps in Germany was on;y 5%. Food and at times medical...

Military History: Possible Cannonball find after a rain storm, civil war activity, red river war
civil war activity, red river war, mountain howitzer: Jim: Cannon shot are normally measured two ways, by weight, or by diameter. A shot can be a 3 pounder or a 6 pounder, that is the weight of the solid shot. You give he circumference, so I would guess the diameter is probably 3 or so. The weight is a...

Military History: Role of I.R.I Ground Army forces in...., school of armour, iran iraq war
school of armour, iran iraq war, squadron level: first i am not john , i dont know how you can change names Iraq lost the chance to defeat Iran after it had lost the chance to achieve a tank breakthrough at dezful thereafter the war degraded to a position war. iranian motivation was far superior...

Military History: re:Me262, Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Anti-Aircraft Artillery: Dear Mr. Thomas, Thank you for your question. In your posting you typed was a Me262 [sic] ever shot down by a gun crew on the ground. Respectfully, based upon the wording of your question, I cannot provide you with a factual reply. Also, I seem to...

Military History: sword wounds, american war of independence, straight sword
american war of independence, straight sword, mail call: Esther: Interesting question. I just was reading something about this, not so much the length of convelescence but the type of wounds. A slice is much preferred to a puncture, as a slice is less likely to fester as it can be cleaned and then stitched...

Military History: Tactics in the World Wars!, axis powers, victorious side
axis powers, victorious side, american civil war: Lauren: First a disclaimer. This looks like a classroom question. I don t mind helping, but do realize that class instructors ask questions in context to what they have presented in class, in lectures and from the textbook. So, not knowing the exact...

Military History: Troop Ships to/from Fort Ord 1945, 1946, 1947, Troop Ship, SS Klipfontein
Troop Ship, SS Klipfontein, Philippine Islands: Good Day, Thank you for your question. I am so pleased to read that you are putting together a memoir about traveling as a military dependent during WWW 2 and the post-war era. Hopefully if will be published, so that I may obtain an autographed copy....

Military History: Understanding WW2 discharge papers, England
England: Good Day, Thank you for the follow-up. It would be easy to determine where the Veteran was stationed in the UK, if we knew the unit he was assigned to. The Veteran s time in the UK began November 2, 1943 and ended sometime between June 7 and July 24,...

Military History: USMC Units WW1, alpha bravo charlie, war plan orange
alpha bravo charlie, war plan orange, usmc units: I can find no direct information regarding the reason for the numberic numbering of companies. However one might assume that until WWI the Marines primary role was securing Naval facilities, providing men for shipboard duty and or landing parties. The Corps...

Military History: USS Circe AKA-25, fleet reserve association, google search
fleet reserve association, google search, navy tour: Hi Tiffany Thanks for the question. While it is outside my area of expertise, I never the less ran a quick google search. I found the following website that may be helpful. It contains links that lead to crew contact and reunion information. http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02/02025.htm...

Military History: what uniform is my ancester wearing, 11th hussars, cavalry uniform
11th hussars, cavalry uniform, ireland wa: Joy, I ve struck out! The uniform is a cavalry uniform, the pellise gives that away. The red trousers may be 11th Hussars; but the 11th did not wear light blue jackets. He wears a busby, can t tell which regiment. The pouch on the cap and plume also indicate...

Military History: WW2 tactics, storm trooper tactics, massive artillery
storm trooper tactics, massive artillery, artillery attack: Greetings Blitzkrieg was in the early years of World War 2 the new form of warfare. Germany in the 1930s studied British tank tactics from 1920s war games. Using the storm trooper tactics of World War one combined with fast moving tanks and air power the...

Military History: WW2 weapon part, recoilless rifles, recoilless rifle
recoilless rifles, recoilless rifle, anti tank missiles: Greetings You have the rear end of M40 recoilless rifle shell. A recoilless rifle works by allowing the back end of the shell to come out the back end of the gun when it is fired so no recoil. That means a small, light weight, hard hitting weapon. Anti...

Military History: WWI, WWII, Iraq and Afghanistan War Propaganda, world history class, world war 2
world history class, world war 2, world war 1: Greetings Question 1 In World War One there were many sources for propaganda. There was some radio and some films, but most propaganda came in the form of Posters, leaflets, public speakers, and newspapers. Posters were very important and the art...

Military History: WWII Research, Troop Transport Ships
Troop Transport Ships: Dear Mr. Carter, Thank you for your follow-up. I am thrilled beyond words to know that you will be obtaining a photocopy of your father-in-law s Discharge Documents. You will find it a treasure-trove of FACTS that will assist your quest immeasurably....

Military History: wwII 1st infantry captured in italy, 9th infantry division, battalion company
9th infantry division, battalion company, pow camps: Greetings The best information I have is he would have been part the 9th infantry division 39th infantry regiment. As to company I don t have that information. He was most likely captured in July of 1943 on the Island of Sicily. This would match with...

Military History: 105mm howitzer shell, world war 2, asian dragon
world war 2, asian dragon, 105mm howitzer: Greetings You may have a piece of trench art. Soldiers in many wars will take cast off pieces of shells and other items to make things to send home. Engraving was very popular thing to do to shell casing. A lizard or Asian dragon might be from Korea, Vietnam...

Military History: 1539th AAF BU, AAF, Base Unit
AAF, Base Unit: Good Day, Thank you for your question. The 1539th Army Air force Base Unit (APO 328) was based at Le Havre, France beginning April 23, 1945. With V-E Day, May 8, 1945, APO 328 was re-deployed to San Francisco, CA beginning June 26, 1945. After V-J Day,...

Military History: 1800's Military Photo, grand army of the republic, family lore
grand army of the republic, family lore, soldiers in the civil war: Lon, The swords appear to be fraternal or musician; the uniform is patterned on the U.S. Army uniform, but the caps throw me! They are not military and I can t recognize the emblem. The sword belt buckle does not appear to army either. My guess based on family...

Military History: 1st Field Park Company - WWII, google map, orne river
google map, orne river, normandy invasion: Hi John Thanks for the question. While being outside my area of expertise, I will try to help. Regretably there is precious little written about rear area or support troops, including engineers. As an ex-combat engineer myself I find this appalling....

Military History: 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Division Dec 1944-Feb 1945, 232nd Infantry Regiment, Discharge Documents
232nd Infantry Regiment, Discharge Documents: Good Day, Thank you for your question. In it you typed that I can provide a unit history for the 232nd Infantry, 42nd Division. I am especially interested in the time period of Dec 1944-Feb 1945. I do own a history of the 42nd Infantry Division, and...

Military History: 30 Cal. water cooled machine Gun, cal water, water tap
cal water, water tap, living in sweden: I do not know if any circulation was arranged in precisely THIS gun. I assume that it is an American gun (I m a Swede living in Sweden). In most water cooled machine guns there was no circulation at all. The jacket was just a water filled cylinder around the...

Military History: 633d Anti-Aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, Coast Artillery Regiment, AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion
Coast Artillery Regiment, AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion: Good Day, Thank you for your question. I will be able to answer your question. However, there seems to be somewhat of a dis-connect of the units involved. My apology, but the following is exactly what I found in three different sources, two of them...

Military History: 926th Signal Battalion, Signal Battalion, ETO
Signal Battalion, ETO, Amphibious Assault: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Linking air headquarters and fighter control stations with airfields as much as 200 miles apart, the 926th Signal Battalion (Separate) participated in Five Campaigns in the ETO (European Theater of Operation), 1944-45....

Military History: Anti-tank Officer Functon/Staff, tank destroyer battalion, 69th infantry division
tank destroyer battalion, 69th infantry division, tank destroyers: Greetings As an anti tank officer your father would have been on the front line. Anti tank units used towed guns or tank destroyers to deal with enemy tanks. His job would have been to setup his guns to cover a wide area and protect infantry units. Tank...

Military History: Army Ordnance Unit, WW 2, Ordnance, ETO
Ordnance, ETO, Depot: Good Day, Thank you for your question. Assigned to the 26th Ordnance Battalion, 70th Ordnance Group, Third Army (commanded by General George S. Patton, Jr.) the 837th Ordnance Depot Company participated in five Campaigns while serving in the ETO, 1944-45....

Military History: Basic Training during WW 2, novel, Basic Training
novel, Basic Training, OCS: Dear Sir, Thank you for your questions. Writing a novel, but incorporating historic facts from a specific era is a wonderful way to introduce those that enjoy fiction into non-fiction, of sorts. I ve assisted a few authors with facts per WW 2, just as...

Military History: Bombers in Pacific Theater during WWII, pbj, marine corp
pbj, marine corp, ww 2: Hello Mike, this a a wide range question as the Marines had a few B-25/PBJ units in WW-2, do you have any photos/documents that show himand or the aircraft ????? A Marine B-25/PBJ unit would have been titled VMB-# and here s a listing of units of that...

Military History: British army uniforms, british army uniforms, british army uniform
british army uniforms, british army uniform, national army museum: Torange, You should contact the Imperial War Museum and the National Army Museum. They have extensive records dealing with British uniforms dating from the seventeenth century. A third suggestion is the Publice Records Office, Kew Gardens. Uniforms tended...

Military History: Civil War Army marching and battle commands (Union), civil war army, change pace
civil war army, change pace, mark god: though this question is not wholly within my expertise Double Quick means change pace from marching to running Break ranks means break the rank and file formation of standing in linear rows and columns Fall in means assemble in military formation...

Military History: Civil War drummer boy, civil war drummer boy, drummer boys
civil war drummer boy, drummer boys, michael cassidy: Carol--You gave me a very difficult question to try to answer.Drummer boys were listed with their regiments most of the time.He did run away and probably did not want to be identified.You need to find out what regiment he was with.There is a place you can...

Military History: Civil War drummer boys, drummer boys, michael cassidy
drummer boys, michael cassidy, fife and drum corp: The records should have been kept with regimental muster & pay rolls. They could have fudged the ages and names on the enlistment records. In theory you had to be 18 to join the Army. 16 for the fife and drum corp. Sometimes the really were not official...

Military History: Father's Arrivals/Departures to/from PTO, San Francisco Port of Embarkation, Noumea
San Francisco Port of Embarkation, Noumea, New Caledonia: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. Regrettably, I have no facts for you as per your father s voyage overseas nor his return to the continental USA. Sometimes I do come up empty handed for facts,and this is one of those times. Respectfully,...

Military History: GERMAN ARMOR WW2, panzer 4, panzer iv
panzer 4, panzer iv, german armor: Greetings The best information I have is the transmissions for those tanks is that they were gray. I don’t know the exact shade. As to engines the Tiger and Panther used about the same 12 cylinder Maybach engine. This engine was mainly a light gray. The...

Military History: Grandfathers job in the Army in WW 2, 729th Railway Operating Battalion, WW 2
729th Railway Operating Battalion, WW 2, Rhine River: Good Day, Thank you for your question. For those that do not know what is inscribed upon your grandfather s headstone, he was assigned to Company C, 729th Railway Operating Battalion, Transportation Corps. Unfortunately, Tech should of had a 5, 4,...

Military History: german bayonet, haenel suhl, world war 1
haenel suhl, world war 1, bayonet: Greetings You have a German bayonet from World War 1. While not readily available it is not super rare but there is some value. C.G.Haenel is the manufacture; this was a huge weapons manufacture in Germany and 124.R.R.103 is the serial number or the unit...

Military History: german tank guns, tiger tanks, allied tanks
tiger tanks, allied tanks, tank guns: Greeting The Tiger is the winner. The King Tiger used much of the same equipment as tiger so it was over weight. So it turret speed was slower. The Panther 75 was a lethal mix but the 88 on the tiger could deal with the very heavy KV-2 and IS-2 tanks....

Military History: Joseph Stalin, joseph v stalin, absolute monarchies
joseph v stalin, absolute monarchies, joseph stalin: Hi Kento Thanks for the question. I suppose it depends where you lived in Stalin s time. If you lived in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany or any other country that was behind the iron curtain you probably hated him. Part of the issue...

Military History: japanese insignia ww2, japanese occupation forces, back bird
japanese occupation forces, back bird, japanese army: Mike, This doesn t appear to be a Japanese authorized insignia. Japanese Army insignia used a star, while the Navy used an anchor and chrysanthum. There was no separate Air Force. Given the fact that your father-in-law obtained it in the Philippines, I believe...

Military History: Military Rifle, target practice, serial num
target practice, serial num, military rifle: Greetings An unmodified 1903 used 7.62 x 63 mm also called .30-06. Some 1903 were modified to use .22 bullets for target practice and training. Most were re done to the .30-06 for war in 1942. Three hundred is a nice price and if it is in good condition...

Military History: military pin, institute of heraldry, lt colonel
institute of heraldry, lt colonel, blue star mothers: Dear Jan, After checking with the Institute of Heraldry in Washington D.C. and they stated to me via a phone call that it was an early Blue Star Mother pin before they went to a new one. The Blue Star Mothers are recognized for having a son and/or...

Military History: Oock Island Arnesal Rifle, rock island arsenal, serial num
rock island arsenal, serial num, remington: Ray-Based on my research--The Rock Island Arsenal rifle 1903 was also made by Springfield and Remington which makes it worth $650--$1095.It all depends on condition and what a collector is willing to spend.20yrs ago I sold a Civil War Hartford-Colt rifle for...

Military History: Panther, Tiger or King Tiger, allied tanks, king tiger
allied tanks, king tiger, medium tanks: Dante, All three were effective in dealing with masses of Allied tanks. The King Tiger evoked the most fear among Alied tank crews. The King was heavily armored on the glacis (front) and the turret. The 88.75kwk main gun easily outdistenced the 75mm main...

Military History: panzers vs sherman, Jagdtiger and Jagdpanther, tank destroyer, m4 sherman
tank destroyer, m4 sherman, panzer 3: Greetings Very poorly. The 50mm was a good gun but could not penetrate the front armor of the Sherman at a longer range than a Sherman 75 could penetrate a Panzer 3s front armor. By 1943 Panzer 3s were being removed from front line operations. To up gun...

Military History: politics, presidential election of 1960, mayor daly
presidential election of 1960, mayor daly, peter principle: I m an independent. My father served in the military for 30 years and fought in 2 wars, Korea and Viet Nam. You might say being a military dependent, that I was in the military for 24 years, I lived overseas for 6 of that and at 9 military bases from the...

Military History: ration book, Ration Book
Ration Book: Good Day, Thank you for your question. A complete WW 2 era Ration Book, in excellent condition, is worth some $$$. However, like all things, one man s trash is another man s treasure. You will need to find someone who collects WW 2 US Home Front Memorabilia....

Military History: what is its worth, civilian marksmanship program, serial number ranges
civilian marksmanship program, serial number ranges, rotc units: Paul: I don t need to be wasting my time by reading a lecture from someone who can barely write a coherent sentence. Maybe you think you can write, but you can t. I answered your question, and gave you more information than you asked for and more than...

Military History: ssi, 25th infantry division, national guard divisions
25th infantry division, national guard divisions, 32nd infantry division: Geoff, The 32nd Infantry Division, Red Arrow is a National Guard Division. It contained units of the Michigan and Wisconsin National Guard. It was the first Division that deployed as a complete unit in 1942. The Red Arrow was the Army division to see combat...

Military History: stalingrad city lay out before battle, www libraries, wwii soldiers
www libraries, wwii soldiers, stalingrad: Try the links and urls given here: http://www.battlefront.com/community/archive/index.php/t-42173.html I think I have an old edition of the Ballentine series on Stalingrad that had some maps, but I do not think they will be what you want. This...

Military History: Tec5 H&S Co 390 Engineers, army corp of engineers, us army corps
army corp of engineers, us army corps, army corps of engineers: Hi again, Here were you can get his service record. http://www.archives.gov/veterans/ You would need find out where the 390 Engineers were stationed. Write to Historical Research Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers 441 G. Street, NW Washington,...

Military History: Types of WW 2 Army Hospitals, Discharge Documents
Discharge Documents: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. My request for the dates in Box #36 (Enlisted Man) or Box #32 (Officer) is that I may be able to provide you with the name of the ship that your father sailed upon overseas, as well as the one he sailed back to...

Military History: Uniform Shirts, military creases, unauthorized alteration
military creases, unauthorized alteration, service uniform: Sandy, Either way is acceptable. Honor Guards sometime had the military press sewn in, but it was unauthorized alteration to the uniform. Like many unauthorized uniform modifications, the command turned a blind eye to this. I always had my military creases...

Military History: WW2 USN Wool Jumper Shirt, usn rank, silk satin
usn rank, silk satin, old navy: Lee Ann, First the jumper was worn by a Coast Guardsman. The Navy and Coast Guard wore the same uniform until the 1970s when they switched to the uniform of today. The white shield on the right arm shows he was a Coastie and not a Swabbie. He was Third Class...

Military History: WW2 USN Wool Jumper Shirt, usn rank, silk satin
usn rank, silk satin, diamond shape: Wow , some Very interesting background on him you ve found !!!!!! defineatly a Hero !!!!!!!!!! I m a little confused to his Being USNR and the Coast Guard connection, do you have anything in the papers saying he was in the Guard first before becoming an...

Military History: WWII medals, ribbons and pins, bronze star medal, combat infantry badge
bronze star medal, combat infantry badge, service ribbons: Debbie, Pictures would help me identify the ribbons, though you have a pretty good idea of your Grandad s service. Ribbons arranged as you describe are known as ribbon bar. On the Pacific Campaign, the arrowhead indicates he made an assault landing. He could...

Military History: WWII and NRA firearms, civilian marksmanship program, national rifle assoc
civilian marksmanship program, national rifle assoc, springfield armory: Greetings I am sorry for the delay an issue with All Experts. I have found nothing on the gun in question. I would directly contact both organizations Below I have links to their contact pages Sorry about this and Thank you http://www.odcmp.com/about_us.htm...

Military History: WWII Relative, military service records, standard form 180
military service records, standard form 180, awon: Hi David Thanks for the question. Please find below some links (not in any particular order) that may be helpful. http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/get-service-records.html http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/standard-form-180.html...

Military History: ww1 footlocker, sargent major, ww 1
sargent major, ww 1, ww 2: Hello Jane, this type of item is quite a bit out of my area of work, I m sorry that I can t really help here , but there is a site I can recommend that will be your best to try, the site is US Militaria Forum All you have to do is register to become a member...

Military History: 128th Military Police Company, military police company, mp history
military police company, mp history, mp co: Hello Jim, although this question is a bit out of my area (I work with military aviation items) I can offer this and I hope it helps ! try these adress s, militarypoliceassn.com militarypolice.com and the main MP history board at, wood.army.mil/usamps/Museum/default...

Military History: 290th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Co., Ordnance Corps, USAT George Washington
Ordnance Corps, USAT George Washington, Campaigns: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question. I enjoy all the questions I am asked to reply to, but yours is the sort I enjoy the most! Respectfully, I have reason to believe that the 290th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company was the unit your father was...

Military History: The 411th Fighter Squadron, Fighter Group, troop ships
Fighter Group, troop ships, bases: Dear Sir, Thank you for your question about your grandfather s service during WW 2. You are trying to find information on the various bases he was stationed in. The following are the bases the 373rd Fighter Group were located, with the date the 373rd...

Military History: The 411th Fighter Squadron, squadron book, fighter squadron
squadron book, fighter squadron, unofficial nature: Hello Patrick, the 373rd Fighter Group and the 411th Squadron both had a unit emblem, both were of an Unofficial nature,that meaning they had emblems but they were made/worn without official approval by the higher ups in command, many units did this as...

Military History: 705th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, Petroleum Distribution Company
Petroleum Distribution Company: Dear Sir, Thank you for your follow-up. In your posting of July 20, 2010 you typed My father left the United States on august [sic] 21 1943 and returned november [sic] 19 1945. In your posting of July 22, 2010 you typed my dad left the states on march...

Military History: 705th Engineer Petroleum Distribution Company, Petroleum Distribution, Salerno
Petroleum Distribution, Salerno, Naples: Dear Mr. Van Domelen, Thank you for your follow-up question. A large troop transport convoy departed the New York and Hampton Roads, VA Ports of Embarkation August 21, 1943, arriving at Oran, Algeria, North Africa September 2, 1943. Fifth Army s amphibious...

Military History: "Armed Draft Detail" from 1918, draft registration cards, world war 1
draft registration cards, world war 1, draft evasion: Dear Jeffrey, When the United States began conscription in May, 1917, almost immediately draft evasion became a problem. This problem came to a head starting in February, 1918 when slacker raids were conducted in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Boston,...

Military History: after action reports, troop carrier group, normandy american cemetary
troop carrier group, normandy american cemetary, fellow paratroopers: Dear Mr. Ruddy, I contacted the U.S. Army Center of Military History at Calisle, Pennsylvania who told me by phone that not everything in regard to casualties is placed in After Action Reports. If a tracer round hit the Gammon Grenade around...

Military History: anti-aircraft guns, bofors 40mm, fighter bombers
bofors 40mm, fighter bombers, portsmouth uk: Greetings A direct hit would feel different depending on the size of your aircraft and where it hit. If it hit near a fuel tank that was not self sealing then the plane and you word be gone. On a large plane such as a bomber a 40 mm hit on wing would...

Military History: brass shell casing, battle of chateau thierry, world war 1
battle of chateau thierry, world war 1, brass shell: Greetings You do have a piece of trench art if the engraving is post firing. Sadly they are typically not worth a lot. More a family heirloom. Some collectors will look for this type of piece but so many millions of shells were fired in World War 1;...

Military History: Change of name, royal horse artillery, national army museum
royal horse artillery, national army museum, public records office kew: Mike, Yes, It was common in the nineteenth century for some soldiers to enlist under false names. The soldier may have been underage, in this case unlikely, as the minimum age for attestation was eighteen. Pryer for whatever reason possibly did not want family...

Military History: COLDITZ, search catagories, pow camp
search catagories, pow camp, allied officers: Hello Denise, thank you for your questions about Colditz POW camp, I m sorry that this subject is somewhat out of the area of research I usually work in, although I would suggest you try several of the following areas for your search on Colditz, here s some...

Military History: Colditz, german pow camps, noncoms
german pow camps, noncoms, noncom: Greetings In many German POW camps noncom and Officers were kept in different areas. Some camps were mixed but Colditz divided the officers and noncoms. If an officer was high enough in rank than a new and low rank officer would serve as an aide if no...

Military History: Colditz, pow camps, water balloons
pow camps, water balloons, allied pows: Greetings Colditz was indeed a POW camps with US POWs. In 1944 the First American arrived in August of 1944 a Colonel Florimund Duke was the first. In general the POWs were treated well under the rules laid down in the Geneva Convention. The POWS were...

Military History: 128th Military Police Company, combat engineer battalion, alabama army national guard
Military History: 128th Military Police Company, combat engineer battalion, alabama army national guard, air defense artillery

Military History: The 411th Fighter Squadron, louvain belgium, squadron
Military History: The 411th Fighter Squadron, louvain belgium, squadron, indy car driver

Military History: maxin mg08, mr patton, country usa
Military History: maxin mg08, mr patton, country usa, family members

Military History: My uncle In Bomber Squadron WWII
Military History: My uncle In Bomber Squadron WWII

Military History: found an old ammunition box, explosive projectiles, world war 2
explosive projectiles, world war 2, m60 tank: Greetings The Box held rounds for a 105mm tank gun that was used by early models of the M1 tank as well and the M60 tank. So not a box from World War 2. The box most likely was from the 1970s or 1980s. I cannot be more exact at this time. The 105mm gun...

Military History: German WW2 Bayonet, german military knives, best guess
german military knives, best guess, gebruder: Greetings Gebr Heller or Gebruder Heller is the manufacture of the blade without a picture my best guess is it may be a bayonet blade. Fairly common but in good shape there are some collectors who look for this. The below websites may help but also I...

Military History: Germany--why so different?, german factories, world war 2
german factories, world war 2, economic miracle: Greetings Germany at the end of World War 2 was a broken and divided country. When the war ended Germany was broken up into 4 zones. The eastern part of Germany was under the control of the USSR. And the western parts of Germany was divided up between the...