American caps were equipped with different liserets for each weapon... For example the infantry received a blue sky, the armoured vehicles a green and yellow... It were sewn on all the couture of the wedge, as can be seen on these 2 pictures (in the Middle, detail di liseret, well sewn on seam):
Summary table of these different liserets:
The army good conduct Medal: The good conduct Medal was created on 28 June 1941. For the privilege of wearing this Medal (reserved for staff of the troupe), the soldier was required to justify 1 years
exemplary service during the war, or 3 years of good service in the consecutive army. The soldier could receive several... To this end, each new idea, the soldier placed an attribute symbolizing a rope tied to the front of the Ribbon of the medal.
Medal Of Honor: The highest award of the United States. It is awarded to soldiers for bravery against the enemy, at the risk of his life and beyond his duty... It was about 50% of the attributi
ons awarded as Postumus. Created in 1861, that awarded 39/45 will be the 3rd model, the fourth will arrive in 1944.
Distinguished Service Cross: This is the medal given to the soldier with bravery, but the Act does not justify the Medal Of Honor... It was created in 1918.
Distinguished Service Medal: It was created in 1918, and is awarded to personnel of the army, to his exceptionnal services in a high function.
Silver Star: At the base a quote introduced on 9 July 1918, she became a medal in 1932 (August 8). This Medal is awarded to members of the army who performed an act of bravery in the fight against the enemy.
Legion of Merit: Created in 1942, it is the first medal to be awarded at multiple scales (Officer, Commander, Chief Commander,...). It is it's the first medal can be given to a foreigner. It will be given as a reward to a breathtaking Act made by a non-combat soldier.
Soldier's Medal: Medal that rewards any act of heroism from the fighting (resuscitation, rescue,...).
Bronze Star: The base created in 1944, she took service retroactively in 1941. It is awarded to any member of the armed forces being distinguished himself in bravery against the enemies, outside the framework of air missions.
Purple Heart: It was created in 1732 barrier general George Washington, was stopped and reintroduced in 1932, but modernized. It is awarded to any person of the armed forces injured in battle, died in battle or from wounds. Therefore, it was also awarded to title Postumus.
Marking of equipment in private was subject to very strict rules...
(1) On the Barracks Bags, leprenom, the initial of the middle name and the full name was to write. Below, the full number.
(2) On the clothingfirst name initials and 4 the service number deriners.
(3) On the other equipmentthe last 4 numbers of number.
(4) Cutlery / bowls / and one-quarter were not necessarily marked.
(5) A do not mark : The rifle and the pistol / glasses goggles / gas mask / rations / canteens / Bowl cover / whistles.
Here is a simple shema showing the meaning of these clothing labels, business...
(2) Name of the play (since 1942)
(4) Date of contract
(5) The specifications specification Numeroc (Tent: attempt specification / Spec: provisional specifications)
(6) Date of establishment of the specifications
(7) Number of stock
(8) Identification of the official body that passes the contract for stewardship, most often Philadelphia Depot (PQD) for clothing.
(9) 2tiquette for the (inspector) expert of control that the product conforms well to the specifications. This label is often absent.
-Hairstyles have a calculated size by measuring the circumference of the skull, by placing the meter in height of the temples. The is then shown with a fraction (example 7¼) followed sales, or for sizes standard, the letters S / M / L. Note that the size 7¼ match a cranial size of 23 inches (58.4), is a European size 58.
-Capottes, vareuses, sweatshirts and jackets have a size specified by a number and a letter (ex: 38 L / 40R / 44 S...). The figure corresponds to the measurement in inches in girth at armpits height. The letter, when, to the stature of the owner.
R = Regular (which corresponds to a height between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches (i.e. 1.72 m and 1.79 m).)
S = Small
L = Long
XL = Extra Long
-The shirts are marked by the two digits between a multiplication sign (ex: 15 x 34). The first digit corresponds to the measurement in inches from the neckline and the second to the length of the sleeves.
-The shoes are measured and marked by a number ranging from 5 to 18. The letters that follow this figure are the letters sorrespondantes (AA-EEE) width. Here are the most encountered sizes and their equivalents:
-The shoe Pacs and Overshoes are marked only of
N = Narrow (close)
M = Medium (medium)
W = Wide (Large)
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