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US patch ID wanted

Postby Asmoyg » 28 Sep 2017 20:18

Does anyone know how old this patch is? Which rank? And was it worn by the navy, airforce or army, etc?
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Re: US patch ID wanted

Postby rlimike » 29 Sep 2017 00:06

It is for a U.S. Army Master Sargent (E-8) it looks to be fairly old maybe the 50's ... the diamond in the center also makes this for a First Sargent.

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Re: US patch ID wanted

Postby LineDoggie » 29 Sep 2017 04:38

Asmoyg wrote:Does anyone know how old this patch is? Which rank? And was it worn by the navy, airforce or army, etc?

Post 1942 US Army First Sergeant chevrons.

Prior to 1942 a "Top" had only 2 rockers, the 3rd added by an order of Sept 1942 (Interestingly the Movie "From here to Eternity" shows 1SG Ward(Burt Lancaster) correctly wearing the pre war 2 rocker chevrons.

These would be worn by ALL US Army and US Army Air Forces "Topkicks" circa 1943-47. Your version looks like the wool back chevrons designed for Wool service uniforms and the "M1941" Field Jackets and the Mackinaws. An All Cotton version for HBT's existed as well

http://www.508pir.org/history/insignia/rank-history.htm
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Re: US patch ID wanted

Postby rlimike » 29 Sep 2017 19:58

LineDoggie wrote:
Asmoyg wrote:Does anyone know how old this patch is? Which rank? And was it worn by the navy, airforce or army, etc?

Post 1942 US Army First Sergeant chevrons.

Prior to 1942 a "Top" had only 2 rockers, the 3rd added by an order of Sept 1942 (Interestingly the Movie "From here to Eternity" shows 1SG Ward(Burt Lancaster) correctly wearing the pre war 2 rocker chevrons.

These would be worn by ALL US Army and US Army Air Forces "Topkicks" circa 1943-47. Your version looks like the wool back chevrons designed for Wool service uniforms and the "M1941" Field Jackets and the Mackinaws. An All Cotton version for HBT's existed as well

http://www.508pir.org/history/insignia/rank-history.htm


@ LineDoggie, very well explained!

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Re: US patch ID wanted

Postby Asmoyg » 30 Sep 2017 07:31

Thanks a lot, guys!

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Re: US patch ID wanted

Postby Mark Carter in Cleveland,Tn. » 08 Oct 2017 23:01

These retail here in USA on various dealewr sites for like $5.00 top end At a militaria show about $2.00


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