20th Century GI

United States, 1900-2000 => Uniforms/Equipment/A Nation at War => Topic started by: Dinadin on December 27, 2009, 09:02:04 PM



Title: History or Hollywood?
Post by: Dinadin on December 27, 2009, 09:02:04 PM
I was watching Band of Brothers today on Blueray and noticed something.  Some of the paratroopers had their non-comm stripes painted or stamped on.  I even noticed at least one set of stripes with a T for the techinical ranks.  Was this something that actually done during a supply shortage or just the costumers cutting corners?


Title: Re: History or Hollywood?
Post by: papajoad on December 28, 2009, 10:48:05 AM
The painting of rank on uniforms was a common thing, especially with HBT's.  the "T" ranks existed throughout WW II. 

papajoad


Title: Re: History or Hollywood?
Post by: Dinadin on December 28, 2009, 12:40:42 PM
That makes sense, because the scenes I noticed them in were the ones around D-Day when they were in HBTs.