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by johan willaert
Wed Aug 19, 2009 16:11
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Re: Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

I am pretty sure the yellow and black symbol painted on the chest represents a unit of the 1st Infantry Division. These insignia can be found painted on the sides and front bumpers of the Division's vehicles too. Here's another example of a yellow/black Tactical Marking of a 1st Division unit (yell...
by johan willaert
Sat Jul 18, 2009 22:47
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Nickname for Ambulance
Replies: 11
Views: 13314

Re: Nickname for Ambulance

Vixen Tor is a granite rock in the Moors where the 29th did a lot of training....

http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/vixi ... en_tor.htm
by johan willaert
Fri Jul 17, 2009 19:36
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Nickname for Ambulance
Replies: 11
Views: 13314

Re: Nickname for Ambulance

Maybe I've should have explained why I think Clarence is a good choice for those that do not know the movie.....

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059039/
by johan willaert
Thu Jul 16, 2009 17:49
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Nickname for Ambulance
Replies: 11
Views: 13314

Re: Nickname for Ambulance

If it's cross-eyed, call it CLARENCE....
by johan willaert
Wed Jul 08, 2009 13:00
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Re: Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Did you find this documented somewhere or is it just from observation? To date the different tactical symbols of the 1st Inf Division for Normandy have not really been researched or published; at least not that I know of. So what I know comes from observing original WW2 pictures showing the marking...
by johan willaert
Tue Jul 07, 2009 19:59
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Re: Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Do you have pics or a link to historic pictures showing this yellow and black symbol painted on vehicles? As I'm a Dodge enthusiast, picture of a Dodge would be more than great The Divisional HQ had a star in a circle in black and yellow, painted on front bumpers and sides of vehicles http://www.th...
by johan willaert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 18:56
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Re: Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

johan willaert wrote:As for the lower Duffel Bag, there was a Captain Charles Powell in the Regtl Service Company of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th Infantry Division. Don't know his Serial Number though...


Just checked, that was a Charles A Powell, so no match!
by johan willaert
Mon Jul 06, 2009 18:44
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Re: Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

I am pretty sure the yellow and black symbol painted on the chest represents a unit of the 1st Infantry Division. These insignia can be found painted on the sides and front bumpers of the Division's vehicles too. This particular insignia could have indicated 2nd Battalion of the 26th Infantry Regime...
by johan willaert
Thu Jul 02, 2009 19:21
Forum: European Events
Topic: War & Peace Show 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 7767

Re: War & Peace Show 2009

Sorry, Ben, due to other destinations I will miss this one for the first time in many years.....

Have fun there,

Johan
by johan willaert
Sun Jun 21, 2009 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ID Card Numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 4063

Re: ID Card Numbers

To add to the confusion, Enlisted Men's ASN start with either 1-2-3 or another number and Officers' ASN start with an O... But their Military ID Cards Numbers start with an O for EM and only numbers for Officers.... Top: ID Card of Capt Chester K SHORE (Infantry) and bottom ID Card of Sgt Wallace L ...
by johan willaert
Fri May 29, 2009 11:37
Forum: European Events
Topic: 65th Anniversary of D-Day
Replies: 2
Views: 5876

Re: 65th Anniversary of D-Day

Have fun there, I am sure we'll bump into each other as always....

Cheers,

JOhan
by johan willaert
Thu Apr 09, 2009 09:40
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: Medic armbands
Replies: 5
Views: 9093

Re: Medic armbands

Some US Signal Corps Pictures to illustrate what is written above...

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by johan willaert
Sat Feb 28, 2009 09:54
Forum: Re-Enactment General
Topic: plasma bottle
Replies: 29
Views: 31171

The plasma box in my collection shown below is: 7"5/8 (side with text) x 8" x 4" http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Medical/MDItemsPlasmaBox.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Medical/MDItemsBoxwithBottle.jpg
by johan willaert
Sun Feb 22, 2009 14:15
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Here's another example, but sadly no history on this one. Bought at a European Show http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Equipment/CookingOutfitBag1.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s234/johanwillaert/Collection/Equipment/CookingOutfitBag2.jpg
by johan willaert
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:31
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192835

Here's another oddity... This M1935 Bedding Roll ID'd to a Warrant Officer has a number consisting of only 4 digits followed by a letter: 1804-L The same letter L is painted next to the color bar code. And the colors of the bars don't match the ones used on other gear ... This roll was found on a lo...

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