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Dwl

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Hello! 

   My father-in-law was a member of the 363D Engineer Special Services Regiment during WWII.  I am finding it very difficult to find any kind of unit insignia / patch for his regiment and may indeed not know exactly what to look for.  Based on his discharge papers, I have identified his badges and medals and the red and white patch with the "castle" on it.  But in some of my researching, I have seen a patch with an elephant on it and the words  "ALLONS NOUS" and a notation calling the group "San Francisco's Own," although I can find nothing to do with San Francisco and his service. Would also love to find out what, in particular, his particular regiment was involved with in the Persian Gulf.

Thank you!

 

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Hello Dwl,

Warmest welcome to the forum, glad to have you aboard. Our gracious host Marion may have more information but this unit has been touched upon in a previous thread  here on the forum.

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/engforum/index.php?/topic/2893-info-on-363rd-and-369th-engineers/&

There is a group photo in the thread that just might include your father in law. It is hard to tell but it appears they may be wearing on their Class A hats the unit crest you are inquiring about. Good luck with your search, have a good one!

 

Randy

 

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Thanks for locating that old post, Randy. That should be very helpful. Sure took me back into the time machine, including posts from WWII veterans. 

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Thank you Randy and Marion - your time is much appreciated!

I've decided that the patch/crest was probably not their's, as I don't think they had elephants in the Middle East!

I did find a gentleman who said a PGS patch was a general one for the Military stationed in the Persian Gulf.  I am attaching a picture.  

Again, thank you!

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Ah, but doesn't necessarily mean that it wasn't it. We'll keep on it. After all, my dad's has a seahorse. :-)

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Many units received their patches before heading out, so one thing may have nothing to do with the other. :-)

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I went through my DUI booklet this morning and do show the elephant insignia for the 363rd Engineer Regiment GS (general Service).According to the book, the insignia was authorized 19 Feb of '36 and approved 27 May of '36.

 

 

 

 

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THANK YOU Marion!!!  I would never have found this information (and I've been looking a long time!)  So very much appreciated!

My husband just found this old photo of his dad's (Rudy) company.  I have also viewed the photo from Mr. David Baker - it is of the 363D but the one I have is different.  My father-in-law is not seen in Mr. Baker's photo.  There is no identifying information on the photo.  We have found Rudy - he is front row seated, 7th from the left.

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Wonderful! Wonderful!  I feel that we are all one big, happy family here and it's our job to reunite and explore!  This is especially true since the numbers are thinning exponentially. I'm delighted that we could help you, and in turn you are helping others. 

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Hello Marion,

   Thank you again for your help!  Was wondering, do you know of a place where I could order this insignia?  I have tried Dover Army-Navy Store and they do not have it.  

Sincerely,

Dwl

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These are so obscure, you'd have to have one made, unless you can find one on Ebay, etc. (which is a shot in the dark). 

I'd contact places such as:

https://www.militaryvetspx.com/

https://www.armysurplusworld.com/military-rank-patches

https://www.ebay.com/bhp/military-insignia
 

Best of luck. Keep us informed.

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