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American Red Cross First World War

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American Red Cross First World War

Unread postby Luke2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:51 pm

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http://www.lchshistory.org/la-crosses-men-in-uniform/

Uniform for men working abroad 1917
Hat: Grades 1-7, Greek cross in red enamel above the coat of arms of the United State in bronze metal. (cross moved below coat of arms in 1919.) Grades 8-17, Greek cross in red enamel. Both sides of collar or coat or shirt: the letters U.S. in bronze metal and Greek cross in red enamel, placed as are the U.S. and corps insignia of officer of the Army. On both sleeves of coat or shirt: horizontal bands of blue cloth, number depending on the Grade--1-7. Grades 1 & 2 also had stars (2 & 1 respectively) to denote their rank. Grade 8-14: of same forms and in same
positions as prescribed for chevrons of similar grades of the enlisted strength of the Army, but of dark blue cloth with Greek cross in red cloth 1 inch above each chevron. Grades 15-17: Greek
cross of red cloth on sleeve midway between shoulder and elbow.
http://www.google.se/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=& ... -6bz--lG1g

The American Red Cross organized 54 base hospitals overseas, mostly in France, and four in the US.
http://www.redcross.org/about-us/histor ... istory/WWI
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Re: American Red Cross First World War

Unread postby marcpasquin » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:16 pm

Luke2 wrote:Uniform for men working abroad 1917
{snip} Grade 8-14: of same forms and in same
positions as prescribed for chevrons of similar grades of the enlisted strength of the Army, but of dark blue cloth with Greek cross in red cloth 1 inch above each chevron. Grades 15-17: Greek
cross of red cloth on sleeve midway between shoulder and elbow.


As there were at least 9 enlisted ranks that used chevrons at the time (more if you count "bugler corporal" and the like), would you know if the 7 red cross ranks that used them be something like this or used a different scheme ?

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Also, did grades 15-17 really use a single insignia for all 3 ?
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Re: American Red Cross First World War

Unread postby Luke2 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:45 pm

Unfortunately, this is all I know. Nice illustrations, though. /Luke
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