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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:45
by Alain
Bobn,
Your statement is correct and 34934 indeed corresponds to the yellow-green-yellow colored bars.
What I meant was the other marking, i.e. 8400-Y.

Who knows, both serial numbers might just designate one and the same unit ...?
Therefore, trying to identify the color bar code and researching whether same can be linked to a particular unit would be
great.

Best,

Alain

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 06:35
by roltel
Here's a B-4 bag that I recently picked up. I don't know anything about Lt. Lovett.
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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 16:50
by medicairborne
Alain wrote:Bobn,
Your statement is correct and 34934 indeed corresponds to the yellow-green-yellow colored bars.
What I meant was the other marking, i.e. 8400-Y.

Who knows, both serial numbers might just designate one and the same unit ...?
Therefore, trying to identify the color bar code and researching whether same can be linked to a particular unit would be
great.

Best,

Alain

For the french army number + letter => Mediterranean front then "Provence landing"
Only number => Normandy
The first Free french division has the two codes MTO 1xxx W and for France campaign normally 40xxx

Perhaps the same case for US Army : MTO :Italy TQM number + letter, and ETO : only number

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 09:55
by Alain
Hi RĂ©mi,

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,
Alain :wink:

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 14:47
by LOSMP
Some US unit shipping codes assigned during Operation Torch seem to have followed the pattern of four digits, followed by a hyphen, followed by an upper-case letter.
Lois

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 05:41
by Husker402
Hello. I am attempting to do some research on the POM markings and serial numbers for the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division which landed in Normandy on 5 July 1944. I have a few bar codes I'd like to share. The first one is on a named and tagged duffel bad belonging to Pfc Clyde Mummert who was a member of HQ Co/2nd Battalion/134th Infantry Regiment. Pfc Mummert had also been a member of Service Company, 134th Infantry (so I don't know which precise unit this bar code is for).

Again,, any help in identifying the POM markings and codes for the 134th Infantry Regiment would be greatly appreciated!

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Unit serial number is either 48486 or 48196? I'm going to attempt to remove some of the grease pencil:

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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 05:52
by Husker402
Here is another POM marked duffel bag I picked up recently. The bar code (Maroon-Blue-Maroon) is the same as found on one of BGen Butler B Miltonberger's foot lockers which is located in the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward, Nebraska. Gen Miltonberger was the Regimental Commander of the 134th Infantry before being promoted as the Assistant Division Commander for the 35th Infantry Division. So, this bar code could either be a 134th bar code or 35th Division bar code. Unfortunately there is not a unit serial number stenciled anywhere.

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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 15:20
by Ben
Michael,
I am sorry for the late response to your message above. Unfortunately at this time, we are not able to provide Unit Serial Numbers for any units landing in Normandy after D+14.
The search continues of course, and in case we will be able to locate official documentation, I will be sure to keep you informed.
Sorry that we cannot help further at this time.
Kind regards,
Ben. :)

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 15:20
by Husker402
Thank you for the reply Ben. The information has to be available somewhere! You'd think it would be easy to find. I do appreciate any help you may have to offer in the future.

Best Regards,
Michael

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 17:50
by Husker402
Bringing an old thread back if I may. I acquired another POM marked duffle bag. The numbers stenciled on appear to be "8081" and "10340 HHH" Any idea on what the unit and/or the insignia is?

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 01:59
by LEWISSTOUT
I have my wife's father's green metal chest from WW2 with the color POM bars on the end that appear to be white (or tan) on top, red in the middle and white (or tan) on the bottom followed by the numbers 2630/1 However he was a Major in the Canadian army in England, Tunisia, Italy and Belgium. Are these codes only for the US? Any help on the origin of this chest?