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How to Identify WWII US Army "items" with only a picture?

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by Scott Hess, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. Scott Hess

    Scott Hess New Member

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    My grandpa was a Tech Platoon Sergeant in 3-13...eventually 8th, @ Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.
    I have 2 pictures that I'd love to know what my grandfather is wearing. Everything else I have identified... Any ideas?
    Pic 2 - What Rifle? I know nothing about guns...
    Pic 1 - What Ring? Could they even wear rings?
    Pic 1 - What hung off his belt?

    Any help is appreciated. _Photo_2021-05-10_212036b.jpg
     

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    Half Track Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps what is attached to his belt is a pocket watch in a holder? Since it has a chain attached to it and that is what my grandfather’s pocket watch had attached to it. Just a guess. And yes, rings to be sure.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    It looks to me that the item attached to his belt is a whistle. I know they were used by various services in WW2. Experts will probably weigh in.
     
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  4. Owen

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    M1 Garand.

    M1 Garand - Wikipedia
     

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