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researching Unit Serial Number

Post by websoldier » Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:24 am

Hello everyone,

I am looking for the Unit Serial Number for the 30th infantry division (117th- 119th and 120th infantry regiments) and for the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized.

I have already found the number for the 120th Infantry regiment which seems to be 46273.

Thank you for your help :wink:
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Re: researching Unit Serial Number

Post by websoldier » Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:02 am

Here is a picture of a jerrycan found in the Le Mans area on August 10, 1944 (Unit serial marking 36437) passing the picture in black and white it looks like the bars painted on the M8 of the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized. On August 10, 1944 the 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance squadron was in action in the same area.
What do you think about it ? Is it possible that this is the right serial unit for 85th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron ?

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Re: researching Unit Serial Number

Post by dpcd67 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:12 pm

What is a unit serial number? Never heard of that. Units do not have serial numbers. Pieces of equipment do.
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Re: researching Unit Serial Number

Post by lehotskyt » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:48 pm

I believe the proper term is Preparation for Overseas Movement (POM) Markings.

https://www.med-dept.com/pom/about.php
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Definitely an underrepresented marking on most jeeps, especially those representing Normandy vehicles.

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Re: researching Unit Serial Number

Post by websoldier » Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:39 am

Yes guys it was the Pom code
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