Anybody recognize this uniform?

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conboy
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Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by conboy » Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:32 pm

Of what army is the guy with the goggles a member?
The branch insignia looks like modern-day US Infantry officer.
Anybody know for sure what army? The picture is from Italy after an allied victory.
thanks in advance!
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Re: Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by Mascarenhas » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:46 pm

I bet he's an American tank commander, from the googles.

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Re: Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by bebro » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:28 am

I have no idea, but he seems to have a "crossed sabres" insignia (collar).

That could point to cavalry, which I'd guess is more like "armored cavalry" in US terms at this time in WW2. So could be a tank guy indeed, or armored recon or so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... h_insignia (list with symbols somewhat down)

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Re: Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by WarHomer » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:15 am

US Army. Insignia, goggles, canteen and shoulder ribbon supports.

Mech Cav most likely. No tanker jacket, but it could be warm.

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Re: Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by conboy » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:14 pm

Thanks, guys.
I'm now satisfied that it's safe to use this picture as a victory picture for US forces.
I'm pretty sure that's infantry insignia on his collar (crossed muskets it appears to me, Bebro -- thanks for the link!) but he probably is mechanized, therefore the goggles. I didn't know if they used those collar insignia in WWII.
So thanks again -- I like the picture but just wanted to make sure he was US so I didn't get called down about it later.

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Re: Anybody recognize this uniform?

Post by w_michael » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:55 am

The canteen looks American issue and not British or Canadian, which were more flask shaped.
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