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Discussion in 'American WWII Uniforms and Equipment' started by Delta12, May 4, 2017.

  1. Delta12

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    Best all.

    I bought a ww2 overseas ww2 cap, but I cant figure out the colors, wic[​IMG] h unit I was from.
     

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    Warrant Officer? Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    Infantry/Airborne infantry- Blue piping
    Parachute with Glider pointing left - Enlisted

    A parachute with the glider pointing right would be Warrant Officer/Officer as they would wear their rank insignia on the left side. Thus, the glider will always be pointing to the front of the wearer.

    Unit would be an airborne infantry/glider/airborne artillery unit as signified by the parachute/glider/red circle receptively. But, you can nix airborne artillery, as their overseas cap would have red piping.
     
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    Glider riders had their own patch.

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    Parachute units had these.

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    This patch was for all airborne infantry by 1944, whether they be parachute or glider riders.


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    Never seen this arrangement before.

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    Here's some more variations. I can only guess that the red indicated artillery.

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    More variations.

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    And more.

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    Obviously there were many unofficial patches made back then.

    Hope that this clears up things a bit!
     

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    Looks like all the patches with a blue background have the same piping. Very similar to what I posted in post #3.
     
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    Meh...I know my websites.

    Everything can be found in more detail on Mark Bando's Trigger Time 101st Airborne WW2 website:
    TRIGGER TIME - 101st Airborne WW2

    Specifically, this page:
    Insignia
     
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