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by Alain
Fri Nov 24, 2017 08:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do you recognize my dad's army unit insignia?
Replies: 2
Views: 4467

Re: do you recognize my dad's army unit insignia?

Hi, Your Dad's DI represents the original 65th Medical Regiment, later redesignated the 65th Medical Group. Please consult our Galleries, and click on Medical Group/Regiment/Others. Design approved June 7, 1934, motto: "Da Destram Misero"; Give Aid To The Unfortunate. Happy Thanksgiving an...
by Alain
Thu Nov 23, 2017 22:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15th Evacuation-Hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 5214

Re: 15th Evacuation-Hospital

You're welcome Dan. I think the units referred to could just be 32d Evac as well as the 39th Evac Hospitals. As you correctly pointed out they were close to each other and worked together in other places in France (ref our 39th EH Unit History). It can be sometimes tricky to rely on someone's person...
by Alain
Thu Nov 23, 2017 21:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15th Evacuation-Hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 5214

Re: 15th Evacuation-Hospital

Dan, I confirm that as explained above, the 15th Evac Hosp did not serve in the European Theater. Furthermore, the 32d Fld Hosp (400 beds) also served in the Mediterranean, where it arrived September 2, 1943. It also fought in Italy (starting October 1943) with campaign credits for Naples-Foggia, Ro...
by Alain
Thu Nov 23, 2017 15:08
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: 58th General Hospital
Replies: 4
Views: 6735

Re: 58th General Hospital

Hi Dave,
My PC was unfortunately hacked and consequently I lost hundreds of photos as well as lots of documents. This included my basic data covering the 58th General Hospital ... even the hard disk was contaminated.
Sorry. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and fine holidays.
Alain S. Batens
by Alain
Thu Nov 23, 2017 14:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 15th Evacuation-Hospital
Replies: 5
Views: 5214

Re: 15th Evacuation-Hospital

Hi Dan, As far as known, the 15th Evac Hosp (400 beds) only served in the Mediterranean Theater. It arrived February 21, 1943; set up in Algeria April 11; crossed into Tunisia April 21; fought in Sicily July 20; and transferred to Italy November 2, 1943. The Hospital received following campaign cred...
by Alain
Tue Jul 19, 2016 15:41
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: 216th Armored Medical Battalion - Looking for Information
Replies: 2
Views: 5131

Re: 216th Armored Medical Battalion - Looking for Information

Hi, It would have been nice to have your name, or at least your first name to reply. The 216th Armored Medical Battalion was an organic unit of the 16th Armored Division. Activated 15 July 1943 at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, and staged at Camp Shanks, New York 28 January 1945, until final departure for ...
by Alain
Sat Apr 23, 2016 05:19
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I have a ww2 sleeping bag i would like to know more about
Replies: 2
Views: 10257

Re: I have a ww2 sleeping bag i would like to know more about

Hi Rick,

Welcome to this Forum !
Re your query, I'm afraid you should have looked closer, the item :) is clearly labeled as Bag, Casualty, Evacuation, Insulated, and dated 13 November 1951, i.e. clearly an item of the Korean War era.

Best regards,
Alain S. Batens
by Alain
Wed Feb 03, 2016 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FSN numbering system
Replies: 2
Views: 4899

Re: FSN numbering system

Hello Steevo, The 11-digit numbering system was officially introduced July 7, 1952, and was gradually implemented, and widely in use by early 1953, which makes it a little late for the first years of the Korean War. All items received the FSN prefix (Federal Stock Number) followed by 11 digits, 3139...
by Alain
Thu Jan 28, 2016 15:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ambulance contents list
Replies: 4
Views: 5373

Re: Ambulance contents list

Hi Becky, Don't know what happened, but everyone seems to have overlooked our Article covering WW2 US Ambulances ! The equipment is there, just have a look: 1943-1944 > 4 litters - 12 large OD blankets - 1 splint set - 1 camo net - 1 motor maintenance equipment set. 1945 > 4 litters - 1 large OD bla...
by Alain
Tue Oct 27, 2015 22:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for information on the 313th Medical Battalion
Replies: 2
Views: 4952

Re: Looking for information on the 313th Medical Battalion

Hi Guys, The 313th Med Bn was the organic medical unit of the 88th Inf Div, attached to II Corps. It arrived in the MTO 25 Dec 43 and served in Italy, where it obtained the following campaign credits: Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley. The organization's Medical Clearing Company received som...
by Alain
Sun Jul 06, 2014 14:03
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from CH.
Replies: 6
Views: 7075

Re: Hello from CH.

Hi Claudio, Nice to have you join our Forum ! Yes, I do remember you as one of my customers (Med ID Card 2d pattern laminated). Excellent pictures - and some some very nice looking reproductions. I have a few comments if I may: The Plaster of Paris by Chaard is most probably a USN item, right ? This...
by Alain
Thu Jun 05, 2014 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clearing station items
Replies: 3
Views: 6427

Re: Clearing station items

Hi Steevo, The Regimental or Battalion Aid Station were small mobile installations designed to give ONLY such emergency medical treatment as was necessary to enable patients/casualties to be evacuated further to the rear . The main treatment consisted of alleviation of pain, application of dressings...
by Alain
Tue Jun 03, 2014 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AAF ambulance driver
Replies: 1
Views: 3930

Re: AAF ambulance driver

Hi (kindly state your first name), Since he is an Ambulance driver, thus using a medical vehicle, he would wear collar discs with US + Caduceus, and his corresponding garrison cap would be adorned with the typical medical piping (maroon/white), although the latter (i.e. piping) was not always worn. ...
by Alain
Sun May 18, 2014 09:55
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 172910

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Hi Rémi, Thanks for the additional data. I recently came across some US Army vintage reports and am pretty certain code 8400-Y refers to a shipment, i.e. some codification designating a ship, a port of embarkation, and its location. I was unfortunately unable to identify the vessel ... Regards, Alai...
by Alain
Wed Feb 26, 2014 09:48
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: im new
Replies: 2
Views: 4534

Re: im new

Hello Andrew,

Welcome to our Forum !
I hope you'll enjoy your stay with us - please don't be shy and shoot your questions ...

Good luck with your WWII Re-enactment.

Kind regards,
Alain S. Batens :wink:

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