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3rd infantry Div.insignia.
Arthur
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 07:13 AM UTC
Just started my next project.120mm US infantry,he is 3rd Division infantry,Italy 1943.and is wearing the olive drab overcoat,was it customary at all to wear divisional insignia on the coat,if yes i need some help to find out what the 3rd division insignia was,cheers.
Arthur
RayW
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi Arthur,

I just bought the a decal set from verlinden. It's 120mm American rank and Insignia from WWII to modern. I'm at work but will check when I get home to see if it has 3rd Inf Division.

Ray
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 08:11 AM UTC
I don't really know if the insignia was worn on the jacket but here is the patch design:


Cheers,

CDT Reimund Manneck
U.S. Army ROTC
Kencelot
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 08:12 AM UTC
It was not very common to see patches on their overcoat / trenchcoats...at least I have not seen any.

This is the patch of the 3rd inf. div. :



Arthur
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 09:11 AM UTC
Thanks for the replys,i was trying to find some authentic way of personalising the figure,just to make it that wee bit different,any more ideas let me know.
Arthur
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 10:13 AM UTC
3ID in WWII and still today (My current Division) wears a patch on either side of their helmet. In WWII, it was full color as above, currently it is subdued green. A good referance for 3ID in WWII is the Audie Murphy film To Hell and Back. a great flick about how he became the most highly decorated soldier of WWII.
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 11:58 AM UTC
Hi,

Sgt. William Heller's - World War II Memoirs - 3rd Infantry Division you can find some photos.

HTH
RayW
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 12:42 PM UTC
Hi Arthur,

I just got home from work and the verlinden sheet does have those patches. The number is VP 605. It has the patch with the blue and white strips. It has all kinds of rank in case you want to promote your guy.

Ray
Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 05:37 AM UTC
Thanks boys,you have been a great help.
Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 02:52 PM UTC

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. A good referance for 3ID in WWII is the Audie Murphy film To Hell and Back. a great flick about how he became the most highly decorated soldier of WWII.



Do they still make you watch that flick when you go to replacement? Back in '90 they did.. Also, before they transferred back to CONUS in '95 we only wore the subdued patch on the left side of our Kevlar.
I also heard that they desecrated the Marne Song to make it more politically correct.......
Funny how things work........
As long as they didn't neuter the dog......

John
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 12:29 AM UTC
John,
Movie is no longer mandatory at the Reception center. Song has been changed reads as "I eat raw meat for breakfast.." as opposed to eating a Kruat for breakfast as it used to be. And yes, Rocky has been emasculated because someboby's wife was offended by his sack.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 01:08 AM UTC

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. And yes, Rocky has been emasculated because someboby's wife was offended by his sack.



Imagine how the husband of that wife must feel without his sack!
MGoddard
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 06:41 AM UTC
I lived in Wurzburg Germany in the early and mid-eighties, we used to hang out in the park where Rocky's statue was !! He had some big-uns !!! :-) Of course, I was there when I was in 4th-7th grade so it was neat to me then.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 - 05:27 PM UTC
when i am looking for pics of insignia or anything, i use i-mesh or kazzaa, its a program that lets u download many things, just type in what u want, set it so it only finds pics, and hopefully u will find a good pic of what u want, the i-mesh link is www.imesh.com, im not sure about kazzaa, cheers