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  1. Booth

    Booth New Member

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    Hello, my name is Booth and I am brand new here. Do I have to verify something to post threads on the general forums? Can someone generally explain to me how this works? I came here to see if anyone can identify a patch I found on a picture of my great great Uncle, who died in Germany, February 23, 1945.
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Booth. The patch doesn't look American. Could you post the whole picture?
     
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    Welcome to the Forums Booth, I'm sure someone will be able to identify the patch for you very soon.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Welcome Booth. It's hard to make out the patch. As has already been suggested, if you show more we might be able to identify it. Perhaps you could also give more information about your grandfather.
     
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    Here is the full picture. I've looked through images of the patches of every American division that was in Germany in late February and can't find his. Thank you for the help everyone. He is my great-great Uncle by the way.
     

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    Booth, I have three patch books that (I thought) shows every patch, and variation, from WWI through Viet Nam -and that patch is not shown. It appears he was Infantry because of his brass. He has a Good Conduct ribbon but can't make out the other two. Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
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    Flying Tiger Antiques Online Store: WWII US Army 2nd Coast Artillery Shoulder Patch shoulder patch of 2nd Coast Artillery

    edit: found a bit of info on ebay.
    US ARMY PATCH - 2ND COAST ARTILLERY - NY - PHILADELPHIA FRONTIER DEFENSE SECTOR | eBay


    Worn from: 12 June 1941 - 23 March 1942. Re-designated: New York -- Philadelphia Frontier Defense Sector. Worn from: 23 March 1942 - 1 July 1946. The design is of two artillery shells, indicating the unit's designation. Gold and red are the colors for artillery.

    another edit : Military Commands Patches page 5
     
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    You nailed it Owen. I was looking at the three stripes without thinking they were the spaces between. Good eyes on both the patch and the brass.
     
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    Wouldn't have been able to work it out without seeing the whole photo of Booth's relative & your comment about the collar badges..
    A fine photo it is too.
     
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    Thank you so much everyone, especially Owen. So Coast Artillery were sent into the heart of Germany? That seems strange. Yes it is a very nice photo.
     
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    I imagine he was transfered to another artillery unit.
    Is he still buried in Germany or was he taken back to the USA ?
    If he's buried in Germany is he listed on the ABMC website?
    Can you apply for his service records?
     
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    Pretty clear we weren't going to be fighting the Germans in New Jersey by that time.
     
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    My father was in the 505th Coast Artillery originally.I can honestly say I've never seen a patch like this. I believe he went to North Africa with them. It was disbanded and he went, briefly, into the 900th AA AWB with whom he went into Salerno. Ultimately he became a member of the 473rd Infantry.
     
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    The other ribbon looks like the American Defense ribbon, which would make sense given his service.
     
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    I have no clue on his burial, if any happened. He had no wife or children, but did have some siblings. I'll try to find out and tell you guys. Once, thank you. I searched forever to find his patch.
     
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    What was his name? Perhaps with this we can help further.
     
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    I am trying to find out more from my Aunt who knows the most in our family about our genealogy. His name was Gordon Rufus Dean.
     
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    Alright guys I asked my Aunt and she got back to me already, he is buried in Belgium, the Henri Chappelle Cemetery. Guess I'm visiting Belgium.
     

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