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Eugene Sengstake's Beige Hat from World War 2

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Eugene Sengstake's Beige Hat from World War 2

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This is Eugene Sengstake's Beige Hat from World War 2. The beige color with golden-black piping indicates that he was a commissioned officer in World War 2. Eugene Wagner Sengstake Sr. of Lincoln, Nebraska, served in the 110th Medical Regiment and later as a B-24 pilot. Sengstake served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1941-1944, and he attained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. His service was in the South Pacific, including New Guinea. He was killed in action June 9, 1944 between Palau and Wake Islands. 

Sources

William K. Emerson, Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996).

Source

Eugene Sengstake Jr., Lincoln History Harvest, 2014

Date

1944 circa

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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