Military Dog Tag Shape Us Army 1935. The term dogface to describe an american soldier appeared in print at least as early as 1935. Our replicas are made of stainless steel (not monel).
It was rumored that the notch's purpose was that, if a soldier found one of his comrades on the battlefield, he could take one tag to the commanding officer and stick the other between the teeth of the soldier to ensure that the tag would remain. There is a recurring myth about the notch situated in one end of the dog tags issued to united states army personnel during world war ii. Our replicas are made of stainless steel (not monel).
These Custom Dog Tag Sets Are Produced In The United States At Our Factory In Mount Vernon, Ny.
2 x military grade debossed notched dog tags. A defense department article said one story holds they garnered the moniker because they looked similar to the metal tag on a dog's. The identification tag for officers and enlisted men of the navy consists of an oval plate of monel metal, 1.25 by 1.50 inch, perforated at one end and suspended from the neck by a monel wire encased in a cotton sleeve.
The Concept Of Dog Tags Dates Back To The Civil War.
Others used old coins or bits of round lead or copper. Rolled edge down, with debossed text and notch. Around world war ii, the circular tag was replaced by the more oval shape used by the military today.
Name And Address Of Next Of Kin Were Removed July 20 1943.
Use as a replacement or spare for regulation issued set. It was rumored that the notch's purpose was that, if a soldier found one of his comrades on the battlefield, he could take one tag to the commanding officer and stick the other between the teeth of the soldier to ensure that the tag would remain. They were oval shaped, had either one (p1917) or two (p1940) holes, and were engraved or etched rather than debossed or stamped.
Figure Illustrating A Grouping Belonging To Regular Army Serviceman Sergeant Jennings D.
It was during world war ii the nickname “dog tags” was adopted, but it’s likely the nickname dates back as far as thomas jefferson. The format changed four times during the war, between december 1940 and april 1946. Navy and marine corps wore dog tags of a different shape than the army and air force.
Military Dog Tags Of The Future The Us Army Is Currently Developing And Testing Several New Dogtags Known By Various Names Including The Soldier Data Tag, Individually Carried Record, Meditag, And The Personal Information Carrier.
Included are his monel dog tags held with a natural cotton cord holder, his us army war department, medical department red cross identification card (first pattern), as well as his laminated war department certificate of identity to be issued. 1 x long 30 stainless steel military dog tag necklace. 2 x military grade personalized stainless steel dog tags.