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Jewish Welfare Board Uniform
The Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) was organized shortly after Americaís entry into World War I, consolidating religious groups in the Jewish community to become an official agency to work with the War Department through its Commission on Training Camp Activities. It was modeled after the Young Menís...
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Civilian clothes, Religious objects
Liberty 12 Model A Engine
Considered to be America's greatest technological contribution during the war, Liberty 12-A engines were used primarily to power DeHavilland DH-4 biplanes. During the war, 20,478 Liberty 12s were produced by motor companies such as Packard, Lincoln, Ford, General Motors, Nordyke, and Marmon. About...
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Military equipment , Vehicles
M1915 Vickers Machine Gun, .30 Caliber
This M1915 Vickers, .30 caliber, water cooled, was made by Colt. The Vickers machine gun was first used by the British Army in 1912. The gun is one of the most dependable and remained fairly consistent in form. The largest change was made to the ammunition, rather than the gun itself. The United...
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Firearms, Military equipment
M1918 Trench Knife
M1918 trench knife and scabbard issued during World War I.
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Edged Weapons, Military equipment
Man-In-Service Flag
The Man in Service flag was used in both World War I and World War II. It is also known as the Blue Star Flag. Each family was entitled to hang a small Man In Service flag in their window to signify they had a family member in service. The flag was about a foot long and was hung vertically. The blue...
Conflict: 
World War I, World War II
Category(s): 
Flags
Man-In-Service Flag
This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the member is in the Aviation Corps.
Conflict: 
World War I, World War II
Category(s): 
Flags
Man-In-Service Flag
This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the service member is in the Medical Corps.
Conflict: 
World War I, World War II
Category(s): 
Flags, Medical
Man-In-Service Flag
This modification of the Service Flag indicates that the member is in the Infantry.
Conflict: 
World War I, World War II
Category(s): 
Flags
Model 1910 Entrenching Tool
Model 1910 entrenching tool or shovel which was carried on the soldier's back under the meat can and cover and on top of the haversack and pack carrier. While it was initially called a "shovel," it was soon officially designated an "entrenching tool" which was shortened to "e-tool."
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Accoutrements, Military equipment
Prosthetic Arm
Arm is a Carnes model from the late teens, William Carnes being an amputee who fashioned the first workable shoulder harness design around 1915.
Conflict: 
World War I
Category(s): 
Medical

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