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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 07:55
by sgtpeter
Looks to me like the number on the fender of the 2nd photo is 44474*. Yet the color bars on the fender look different between the two photos, but that could be just a trick of the light in the photo. I was also looking at the boarding plaque on the fender. Both vehicles look like they are intended for LCT 67, yet the only thing I can find about LCT 67 is that it served in the area of the Solomon Islands.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 18:27
by johan willaert
Ben,

I believe blue, yellow, blue with number 42567 to be related to the 116IR/29ID....

But the colors don't match...

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 23:17
by Ben
Very interesting indeed, Johan. I wonder whether someone misread the colour-number comparison chart? Another (unlikely) answer might be that the maroon pain used to represent the "7" digit has faded to the yellow that remains?

Either way, thanks for sharing it!

Kind regards,
Ben.

P.S. I just purchased a WLA and would like to have a chat with you at some point about the restoration thereof. I'll drop you an email during the course next week if that's OK?

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:19
by johan willaert
Ben wrote:P.S. I just purchased a WLA and would like to have a chat with you at some point about the restoration thereof. I'll drop you an email during the course next week if that's OK?


OK...No problem...

Or we can talk at Ciney...

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 13:42
by Ben
Lois kindly forwarded a few more Unit Serial Numbers, complete with their respective units. Some are already in our database, but have an incorrect unit. The database will be updated accordingly:

50662 - 808 Cml Co AO (Less Det A)
32070 - 3520 Ord MAM Co
32053 - 3870 QM Trk Co (10 T Semi-Tir) TC
32054 - 3871 (M Trk Co (2 1/2 T COE) TC
30758 - Det A 6809 QM Car Co (FECZ) (Prov)
50494 - Hq 323 Bomb Gp (M) Adv Ech
50495 - 453 Bomb Sqn Adv Ech
50496 - 454 Bomb Sqn Adv Ech
50497 - 455 Bomb Sqn Adv Ech
50498 - 456 Bomb Sqn Adv Ech
50159 - 21 Wea Sqn (Mob) (Det "Z")

Thanks,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 16:12
by johan willaert
Ben,

I have now copied the list of all 1ID subunits and will give it to Alain at Ciney!!

Be ready to ad A LOT!!!! of numbers to the database soon... :D

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 17:43
by Ben
Great news indeed Johan! Thanks to everyone for the continued research on this topic.

Regards,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:46
by Ben
I have now spent some time re-mastering the database for the POM codes. As you'll see I have been able to add data for a few of the Unit Serial Numbers, and over the next few days I intend to update the mini-website for these a little. I have been able to add a few units to the list, as well as completing and amending some of the entries already in the database:

http://www.med-dept.com/pom/

Thanks,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 08:25
by medicairborne
Hello,

Few markings (and interrogations) find on books :

1A - 110AAA * D => 45440 then Battery C => 45439 ; B => 45438 ; A => 45437 ; HQ => 45436 ; Med => 45441?
(based on models of 118AAA bat); Source : Jour J à L'aube - J Gawne p183

101AB 502 PIR Co C => 8851K ; source story of Captain Hancock - Militaria Magazine

3A - X * HQ 1 => 48623 Patton's armoured car M20 - source : Bataille hors série p 64

1A-146E * HQ 27 => 45?50 ; Source : Weasel onJour J à L'aube - J. Gawne p143 and by deduction CoA =>45?51 ; CoB =>45?52...

3A-17C * B-38 => 46391 then Troop C => 46392 ;A => 46390 ; HQ => 46389 ; source : Les americains en bretagne - J. Gawne

2ndCav Grp * E 10 => 48899 then HQ => 48894 ; D => 48898 ; C => 48897 ; B => 48896 ; A => 48895 M8 HMC - source : US armored artillery in WWII - S. Zaloga

3Δ 2Δ * HQ22 => 48895 ; Harley WLA source picture on Internet

4 - 8-I * D-10 => 42525 ; CoC => 42524 ; CoB => 42523 ; CoA=> 42524 ; 1BN => 42523 ? ; or
2BN => 42524 ; CoC => 42523 ; CoB=> 42524 ; CoA => 42523 ...? source : Les americains en bretagne - J. Gawne

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:10
by johan willaert
medicairborne wrote:3Δ 2Δ * HQ22 => 48895 ; Harley WLA source picture on Internet



That should be 3Δ 33Δ HQ22.... That picture is shown on my website:

http://www.theliberator.be/liberator3.htm

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:56
by medicairborne
Your website is very interesting. Have you details of this WLA :
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I can't read the tactical marking and code

Thanks,
Rémi

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 14:14
by Ben
With the assistance of Johan W., I have now been able to add all entries for the 1st Infantry Division into our POM database. It's also received a slight makeover and there are a few areas which still need some work.

http://www.med-dept.com/pom/

My sincere thanks are due to Johan Willaert for his continued assistance with this project.

Thanks,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 21:43
by johan willaert
Wow, Ben... You have been busy!!

Glad to have been of help and thanks to to my source...

Johan

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 21:08
by Ben
Thanks Johan! I think we're getting together quite an impressive database now. Just to find the rest of the Build-Up Tables...

Regards,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 15:53
by Ben
Hi guys,

Another update has been made to the POM database. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Emmanuel Allain for kindly submitting the following POM codes relating to the 82d Airborne Division:

44600 - A Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
44606 - HQ Company, 2dd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division
44606 - I Company, 3d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division

Please click the link below to see these in our Database:
http://med-dept.com/pom/search.php?divi ... rch=Search

Thanks!
Ben :)