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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:08
by Ben
Hi Lloyd,

I'm glad that you were able to get your account working and share with us the story. I would certainly be interested to learn what other information might be contained within the research library. I will contact them and see whether it's possible to arrange for one of their staff to carry out research.

Sincere thanks and kind regards,
Ben. :)

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 22:02
by Florence
Hello Ben,
I came across another item with POM marking, the jerrycan is rusted on the inside otherwise I would have used it on the Dodge.
Bad luck the original numbers are not completely readable anymore.

gazocan1.jpg


Great collection and database here :D
Love that grouping identified S/Sgt Donald I. Clark!

Greetings
Sylvia

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 23:12
by Ben
Hi Sylvia,

Thanks for sharing this piece from your collection. I've never seen a POM marking with the company designation underneath the bar code. Also, it's interesting to note that the colours used in the bar code do not correspond to the serial number indicated. For example, as far as I can tell the last two digits of the serial number are "83", yet according to the colours used, the last two digits should in fact be "65".

There's been a rather interesting development on the project, and I will keep you all informed!

Kind regards,
Ben :)

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 18:35
by Filthy
Hi All, I have a Bedding Roll of an Major with a POM 34934 yelow green yelow I need help please ?

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 13:28
by Filthy
Filthy wrote:Hi All, I have a Bedding Roll of an Major with a POM 34934 yelow green yelow I need help please ?


Any info ?

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 00:08
by sgtpeter
I don't have that number on my list nor in the POM database. Do you mind posting a photo?

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 12:56
by Ben
There is no record of this number on the "A" list. It is likely that this unit entered Normandy in the period between D+15 - D+90.

Thanks,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 12:30
by Filthy
I don't have the pics but I look for make one.. but thanks for your help


I have another POM on another bedding roll here I have the pics

Image

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 13:43
by Filthy
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Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 16:25
by Ben
Hello Anthony,

Thanks for sharing this item with us. I'm afraid that List "A" does not make mention of this Unit Serial Number either, so it's likely to be from a unit which arrived in Normandy between D+15 and D+90.

From my observations, any code beginning with a "5" was assigned to an Army Air Force unit. I'm afraid that I cannot help further, though.

Regards,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 16:26
by sgtpeter
Filthy -

The bedroll you have from LT Dunnum appears to be an AAF number.

While I wasn't able to find the number itself, I did find some information about LT Dunnum. On 1947-04-29, Lemont Dunnum was killed flying a Lockheed P80 1 mile SE of Bremen. At the time, he was assigned to 307th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group.

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/ ... 947Apr.htm

There is no way to know whether the POM marking represents the 307th FS, but the 307th become operational in 1942 and served in the ETO and MTO.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/307th_Fighter_Squadron

Good luck.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 16:39
by Ben
Thanks Peter. I think there is a good chance that this is indeed the unit to which Anthony's Bedding Roll relates. As I indicated in my earlier message, all of the Unit Serial Numbers I have seen beginning with a "5" have been assigned to AAF units, so it would seem logical given the matching names, too.

Regards,
Ben.

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 20:34
by johan willaert
Just added this Duffelbag to my collection. It was found at a French flea market a couple of weeks ago...

Issued to Stanley WOJCICKI, ASN 10601274, who enlisted from Ohio on 22nd July 1943

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No number with the POM though...

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 23:25
by Ben
Hi Johan,
Thanks for sharing this great new addition to your collection! It's certainly a shame that there is no Unit Serial Number as this would certainly help to identify the unit.
Regards,
Ben :)

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 16:19
by johan willaert
The July 2011 issue of the French Militaria Magazine has an article on D-Day POM codes....

Will check it out and see if it has new info.

Johan