Can anyone identify these WWII-era patches? -1 reply

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Lupin

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#1 10 years ago

My father was recently digging around in the barn when he found these patches (and two mysterious square things) in a box. Naturally I already know what the Nazi eagle is, but I am unsure about the large patch (looks like Pacific theater to me) and the numbers/den patch (boyscouts maybe?). I think the triangle patches are rank insignia from a German uniform, right? What rank would 2 triangles be?

Also I'm curious as to what the two foil wrapped things are, as they were in the same box and both have the number 29 stamped on both sides.

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#2 10 years ago

I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure the arrowheads and red numbers are from the Boy Scouts.




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#3 10 years ago
'[WDWMegaraptor;4788220']I might be wrong but I'm pretty sure the arrowheads and red numbers are from the Boy Scouts.

Figured the numbers and the den thing would be scouts, but I could've swore I've seen the triangles on German uniforms before.




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#4 10 years ago

Well from a little research the 7 and 4 must be backwards, there was no 74th Regiment in WW2, there was one in the Civil War, the only other division with those numbers is the 47th Regiment 9th Infantry Division

at least the US army anyways.

Edit: Researched some more, seems to of been maybe a few.

74th Brigade Infantry 74th Infantry Division (Unorganized)?

maybe im just going out on a limb here, im not a specialist in patches. :P I try




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#5 10 years ago

The 7, the 4, and the Den 10 are Cub Scout patches.




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#6 10 years ago

Numbers are most definitely Boy Scouts: Scouting website

So is the den patch: Scouting Website 2

Silver arrow points are Boy Scouts too, I just now remember them from back in the day. They were issued for completing elective activities.

ARROW POINTS INSIGNIA - The Virtual Cub Scout Leader's Handbook




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#7 10 years ago

Dude, I had to look up 'boy scout'. Maybe I was just a blockhead. That appeared to me like pedophiles looking for victims.




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#8 10 years ago

Alright, thanks for the help guys.

Any guesses about the large patch? I'm pretty sure that it's from the Pacific theater since that's where most of my family served.




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#9 10 years ago
Dukat;4788272Dude, I had to look up 'boy scout'. Maybe I was just a blockhead. That appeared to me like pedophiles looking for victims.

LOL. I remember my scouting days. PINE WOOD DERBY FTW. Shame my pack broke up.




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#10 10 years ago
GoldFox;4788365LOL. I remember my scouting days. PINE WOOD DERBY FTW. Shame my pack broke up.

Heck yes dude.

I made cars for years that I thought would go really fast, and they didn't.

So one year I tried to win a most unique award and I made a car shaped like a navy destroyer.

That car placed in the top 10 in speed.




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