US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

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US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by Myron » 01 Nov 2017 09:21

I'd like to see a close up in colour of the metal cap badge used by US Army at Schofield barracks in 1941. It can be seen in the film "From Here to Eternity" (1953). http://c8.alamy.com/comp/BP3DH1/frank-s ... BP3DH1.jpg The center outline on the shield is similar to the 25th Infantry Division (https://www.medalsofamerica.com/Galleri ... -Large.jpg), stationed at Schofield, but a close up would be helpful. Would anyone have a colour picture?
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Re: US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by von thoma » 01 Nov 2017 22:15

This DI crest is worn on campaign hats in some scenes, although I could never figure out which regiment it supposedly represents.
The unit in the film is identified as Co. G, 219th Infantry ( which does not exist ).
I suppose the moviemaker's intention was to create a fictitious unit for the film, that never existed in the U.S. Army.
The left arm patch really exist was for the US Army Hawaiian Department.
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Re: US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by Myron » 02 Nov 2017 18:15

von thoma, that is a good point. It’s not uncommon for filmmakers to take liberties, and it may be true this is the case in ”From Here to Eternity” although they were accurate with other details. I have seen other cap badges from different units but none at good resolution, and even if there are some colourful (modern) pics on the web, it is uncertain to me how much they changed over the years. In other words, I’d still be interested to see close ups of campaign hat badges as worn by US Army soldiers at Schofield Barracks during WWII. Anyone who could help out with pics or direct me where to look, have my gratitude.

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Re: US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by LineDoggie » 04 Nov 2017 04:06

Myron wrote:I'd like to see a close up in colour of the metal cap badge used by US Army at Schofield barracks in 1941. It can be seen in the film "From Here to Eternity" (1953). http://c8.alamy.com/comp/BP3DH1/frank-s ... BP3DH1.jpg The center outline on the shield is similar to the 25th Infantry Division (https://www.medalsofamerica.com/Galleri ... -Large.jpg), stationed at Schofield, but a close up would be helpful. Would anyone have a colour picture?
The 25th Division insignia is based on a Taro leaf.
http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catal ... &ps=24&p=0


The Escutcheon Shield of the unit for the movie is based on a design similar to this-

http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Catal ... 20Services
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Re: US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by von thoma » 06 Nov 2017 08:07

"The 27th Infantry Regiment stationed in Hawaii, they were some of first to fire back at attacking Japanese war planes during Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The film and book by James Jones "From Here to Eternity " was based on some of the Wolfhound regimental life ".
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Campaign hat insignia.
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Re: US 25th Infantry Division Cap badge (1941)?

Post by South » 07 Nov 2017 21:40

https://www.25thida.org/association/photos/

Good afternoon Myron and all,

The above link might yield some picture.

It does have the initial patch design of the 25th Inf Div.

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