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by WS-G
Mon Mar 11, 2019 14:47
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: Canvas Painting
Replies: 3
Views: 9251

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...I bought a Canvas painting cloth 11 feet by 8 feet to paint the Geneva cross on to place on the roof of my pyramid tent. Good suggestion! For re-enactment purposes, this method would serve nicely, in my opinion, and would spare one the necessity of having to permanently mark the tent itself. Eve...
by WS-G
Sun Mar 10, 2019 17:45
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: USAAF Service Pilot and Senior Service Pilot ratings: "Back-door" ticket to the air war!
Replies: 1
Views: 28

USAAF Service Pilot and Senior Service Pilot ratings: "Back-door" ticket to the air war!

First approved in February 1942, the Service Pilot rating applied to male, direct-entry pilots accepted on the basis of having logged at least 300 hours of civilian pilot time (originally, 500 hours were demanded; this was reduced to 300 within the first few weeks of the program, and reduced even f...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 17:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flight Surgeon MOS
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: Flight Surgeon MOS

MOS 3162 is indeed correct, and yes, rated Flight Surgeons wore Medical Corps branch-of-service insignia, not Air Corps. Although the Flight Surgeon (FS) specialty had been formally defined and authorized back in 1922 with the initial establishment of the School of Aviation Medicine, the first offi...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 16:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aid Station, local, hasty
Replies: 11
Views: 4869

Re: Aid Station, local, hasty

With regard to period field manuals, the vast majority are now available in electronic format through http://archive.org -- quite a number of university and government libraries have done an excellent job of scanning and uploading manuals from both World Wars and even earlier.
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garrison Cap
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Re: Garrison Cap

Good reference, and Alain is quite correct. In the US Army, the branch-of-service insignia and associated colors of piping worn by a soldier are determined by the branch which trains that soldier in his specialty, not by the type of unit to which that soldier is assigned. For example, my first unit ...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 07:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Airboune surgeons
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: American Airboune surgeons

As GliderRiderMedic correctly points out... ...once you earn your jump wings , you are always entitled to wear them. Promotion would not make a damn bit of difference about it. That said, I don't know why you would wear the jumpsuit when not jumping which is what you asked about.... ...the Parachuti...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: American Airboune surgeons
Replies: 5
Views: 2544

Re: American Airboune surgeons

Hello all I do hope you may be of some help. Please could somebody tell me were there any surgeons or doctors that did combat jumps. Or if any ranking officerssurgeon Lt Col or above were attached to the 82nd airbourne that may have jumped. Or if a surgeon capt or major did jump during ww2 and the ...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 07:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NCO's as Medical Officers
Replies: 2
Views: 2771

Re: NCO's as Medical Officers

MD, in US Army usage of the period, denoted Medical Department (which encompassed not only Medical Corps, but also, Dental, Sanitary, Veterinary, Medical Administrative, and Nurse Corps, as well as all associated enlisted specialties) and not the academic degree of Doctor of Medicine. This is an unf...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Allied Medics as POWs
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Re: Allied Medics as POWs

Medical personnel (and chaplains also, for that matter) are considered to be retained persons while in enemy custody rather than (technically) prisoners-of-war. They must, per international laws, treaties and custom, be permitted to carry out their clinical duties, and may be required to lend their ...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 06:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor médical examinations
Replies: 1
Views: 5160

Re: Doctor médical examinations

Hello everyone, Hi anybody, tell me what grade the doctor had when he passed the medical examinations to the new soldiers? thxs berlchi In the US Army Medical Department of the period, medical officers were typically given their initial appointments in the grade of first lieutenant if they met the ...
by WS-G
Fri Jan 25, 2019 06:15
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details
Replies: 38
Views: 31396

Re: [REF] MD Chest #4 - desk details

august 2018 I bought my MD4 stored inside a early chest with the leather handles... it was at the Ursel Wings and wheels show from a friend. just missing one of the 3 inserts in the bottom... Am trying to get it all together as good as possible... I wonder how many are in hands of people on this si...
by WS-G
Thu Jan 24, 2019 20:25
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500
Replies: 11
Views: 9077

Re: [REF] Carrier, Field, Collapsible 9917500

Hi guys, I finally managed to secure one of these for my collection at the weekend. There are currently many layers of paint on, so I don't know if any of the decals are still intact. However, the tyres are original to the item, and I thought I would add illustrations to the thread for reference: h...

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