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Offline Rakkasan187

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War Plant Civilian Worker Badge
« on: June 07, 2015, 07:58:00 PM »
Here is an uncommon home front item that is part of my collection. This is an identity badge for a woman who worked in the signal section at the San Antonio Quartermaster Depot in San Antonio, Texas.

There were various designs of these identity disks, some having the name of the worker on the front of the badge and some having the signature and a fingerprint on the back of the badge. Some were made into fancy pocket hangars and others simple pins to be worn on coveralls or other clothing.

These are quite desirable to collect and even more desirable if the pin belonged to a woman factory worker since the majority of factory jobs were taken over by the women after the men went into the armed services to fight the war.

If anyone has other examples, please feel free to add to this post..

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Re: War Plant Civilian Worker Badge
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2015, 11:37:56 PM »
Nice homefront item!
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Re: War Plant Civilian Worker Badge
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 08:13:07 AM »
During the war years, I would have more respect for that badge, then I do a TSA credential today.
And once by God, I was a Marine!
—Actor Lee Marvin, circa, 1967, about serving in WW II

 

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