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    I am hoping I have attached a photo here but have never done this before!

    This picture was taken in 1942 - possibly in Mobile, USA. Can anyone give me any information about the men and the uniforms - especially the taller man.

    Thanks

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    daisy1942 schreef Bekijk Berichten
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    I am hoping I have attached a photo here but have never done this before!

    This picture was taken in 1942 - possibly in Mobile, USA. Can anyone give me any information about the men and the uniforms - especially the taller man.

    Thanks
    Hi Daisy, here we are again.

    The taller man (left) is radio officer (merchant marine) third class I think and the other is an second marine-engineer (merchant marine) but the number of rank insignia, depends of which company, but this is the most acceptable.
    Because a chief (first) engineer on cargo ships mostly have 3 galons, and a chief engineer of a passenger ship 4 galons.
    At the left sleeve you can see a propeller, stands for marine-engineer.
    Last edited by j.sprong; 13th June 2016, 17:39.
    Vriendelijke groet, Hans.

    "Om de kracht van het anker te voelen moet men de storm trotseren". (Pas als je iets ernstig meemaakt, weet je op wie je kan vertrouwen).

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      Photo - it's that man again!!

      j.sprong schreef Bekijk Berichten
      Hi Daisy, here we are again.

      The taller man (left) is radio officer (merchant marine) third class I think and the other is an second marine-engineer (merchant marine) but the number of rank insignia, depends of which company, but this is the most acceptable.
      At the left sleeve you can see a propeller, stands for marine-engineer.
      Hi again,

      The second engineer is my father in law! We believe this may be the uniform he wore when enlisted in the USED - certainly the cap badge is American! We were able to date the photo by the direction in which the eagle is facing. Apparently it was realised it resembled the bird in the Nazi uniform insignia and so the Americans changed the way it faced!

      The only thing I know of the man on the left is that he was killed shortly after this photo was taken. However, the fact that is a radio officers uniform eplains a great deal - Dad was fascinated by radio and loved to take them apart and put them back together.
      .

      My apologies for posting "bits" of his story but the whole history is so confused and convoluted it would put most people off simply because of its length!

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        daisy1942 schreef Bekijk Berichten
        Hi again,
        .My apologies for posting "bits" of his story but the whole history is so confused and convoluted it would put most people off simply because of its length!
        If you have more questions, do not hesitate to post them here, because mostly there is someone who can help.
        Vriendelijke groet, Hans.

        "Om de kracht van het anker te voelen moet men de storm trotseren". (Pas als je iets ernstig meemaakt, weet je op wie je kan vertrouwen).

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