US Forces in Australia

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:29 pm

Sinkov,

I have no idea on the history of that item.

Anyway here are a few more.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:33 am

Time for a few more, with more to come soon.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by lt.luke » Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:05 am

Jon, those are amazing!

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:19 pm

Dug these out of my storage today, these are on my favorite's list. Not sure what the square Air force one is for, but as soon as I can locate a period frame it is going in it, really is a beauty.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by Steve Webb » Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:39 am

The one with countries listed it appears that bottom is for New Zealand with the Z reversed but what is NEI? I like the morse code letter V, that was clever
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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by SteveG » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:42 am

John,
Those last three are added to my favorites so far too!! Super nice collection!! Most of the banners for stateside don't compare to the graphics used on yours.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:50 pm

Steve Webb asks
what is NEI?
Steve I think it stand for "North East Indies", good pick up on the reversed "Z", never noticed that before.

Steve G, They have been a real interest for me to collect, have a couple of other items which I will post photos of when I get time.
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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:34 am

A couple more have appeared, The 1st Cav one simply has a different background colour to the one above, the single Navy Item came my way via AZ Jeff. Lastly a pocket size 1st Cav Calendar, it is leather & appears to be hand painted.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:41 pm

Got a few more in the last couple of months.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by AZ Jeff » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:47 am

Awesome collection John. I see these on occasion, even here in AZ, but rarely with a unit reference. Here is my U.S. Navy example to which the vet had covered with some nice insignia...

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* Australian Army cap badge
* Royal Australian Air Force cap badge
* Netherlands Indies shoulder strap badge
* New Zealand cap badge
* Netherlands collar/cap badge -- K.G. LUKE (Melbourne) manufactured
* USMC EM cap badge
* USN "ruptured duck" discharge patch

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* VFW ribbon bar
* Unofficial USN Seabees cap/collar badge (screwback) -- K.G. LUKE (Melbourne) manufactured
* USMC Chief Marine Gunner collar badge (pin back) -- K.G. LUKE (Melbourne) manufactured

Thankfully the photos of the pennant that appeared in the e-Bay auction of this piece a few years ago were poor and didn't say much about the insignia :D . The Australian-made Sea Bees badge is particularly scarce.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:37 am

Jeff,

Thanks for your comments, Your pennant appears to be a variation I don't have but who knows how many different ones were made. The badges are a very nice addition & I only have one which is on the 1st page with a bunch of insignia.
Keep looking out for these for me, makes your shopping easier if you know I don't have it.
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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by philipgslattery » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:57 am

I think NEI stands for Netherlands East Indies.
You will recall that Indonesia used to be a Dutch colony and that it was a combined US, Aus, NEI fleet which confronted the Japanese in early 1942 in the battles for the NEI
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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by hell-fire » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:34 pm

It has been a while since I updated this thread, not many new ones lately but still a few nice ones to share photos of.

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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by Tin Medic » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:53 am

John, Very nice collection. I have a few you don't have including one with my grandfathers unit on it. The square one you have might be a table piece. I have one that is rectangular and appears to be a table center piece. I will post pics when I get home, in December. :shock:
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Re: US Forces in Australia

Post by rocsta » Sun May 28, 2017 2:22 pm

hell-fire wrote:I have alarge collection of these, say the word & I will do more photos & yes I am always looking for ones I don't have.
Hi!
Do you have such item?
He fell into my hands today and the search for information about this subject led me to this topic.
And I didn't find the same pennant in the web...
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