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Pin and patches lot from Ebay

Article about: Just bought this little lot from Ebay, could use some help on identifying some of the patches/pins: What are the 2 patches other than the 2nd Army one? Also: What is the Japanese/Asian badge

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    Default Pin and patches lot from Ebay

    Just bought this little lot from Ebay, could use some help on identifying some of the patches/pins:

    What are the 2 patches other than the 2nd Army one?
    Also: What is the Japanese/Asian badge and the red badge with crossed swords?
    I take it the Marine corps badge is WW2/Pre-war?

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    The Japanese created a series of badges for distribution to civilians. In many cases the mottiff for the badges had military undertones. However, these were not military awards. These items were created as a means to promote and support the Army, navy and Air Force. some of them were issued to veterans from those organizations.

    The red patch is 7th infantry.
    And the red dot one looks to be 37th Infantry .

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thanks a lot for the info Eric!
    I'll make sure to take better pictures when they arrive. I hope the dogtag is researchable
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Nice Jap Veterans Org. badge. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Got the pins and patches in the mail today:

    The 37th and 7th patches look period uniform removed(They are also nice greenbacks), but the 2nd Army patch looks Post-war, it looks like black/dark blue on the front.
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    Any idea what the pin on the left is?

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    This marksmanship badge looks post-war with a wartime rifle tab on it if I'm not mistaken?(The badge itself looks so new):
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    I'm guessing the Marine Corps pin is Wartime/Pre-WWII?
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    The dogtags are nice, but I get no results in the archives, not too sure if it is WWII or later:
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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    2nd. is post war. The D.I. or the Japanese Veterans Org. pin? "Corp E.G.A. is post war clutch back. Later ones had the fouled rope with screwbacks. Rich A. in Pa.
    1969 Shelby GT-500 King of the Road
    Knowledge is power, guard it well.

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    Thanks a lot for the info Rich!

    Here's a picture of the back(In case anyone can read Japanese hehe):

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    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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