524th Engineer Officer’s Overseas Caps & Insignia Lot


Th4 524th Engineers were a Black unit.  Lt. Durham possibly a black officer.

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524th Engineer Officer’s Overseas Caps & Insignia Lot. This lot belonged to Lieutenant Clyde C. Durham, 524th  Engineers, Service Bn. Black.  Lt. Durham, might have been a black officer, but I have been unable to determine little about this unit.

The Lot consists of:

  • 2 overseas caps, one American made, and the other French made. The American gaberdine cap has an interesting piping variant with an extra white border. This cap has attached a small 2nd Lieutenants bar. The other French made cap is similar to the enlisted type made of wool, and has the typical red/white engineer’s piping. Both have leather sweat bands. The American cap has a light yellow silk lining.  No id in either.  a few scattered moth holes on the gaberdine (very tiny). Both are very good condition.
  • There are 5 dog tags. Three in the plastic sleeve: a pair for “Lt. C.C. Durham / US / 524 ENGRS / ARMY”, The single has a smaller die stamp with service number, and unit designation, “HD Q. CO. 524 ENGRS.”  The two other loose pair are with name and service number (no rank), and on each at the bottom something has been gorged out but a remnant remains on one, ending thus, “JOR.” (possibly a temporary rank of major?).
  • 1 pair of French made “US” collar insignia.
  • 1 loose French made “US”, and 1 American made “US.”   All pin back/
  • A lot of 5 different patterns of 2nd Lt. rank, 4 uniform coat size and 1 small cap rank.

Overall a very good condition lot.  There was no other items with this lot.

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Weight 1 lbs