1942 OCD insignia regulation

Started by RiverAux, March 08, 2009, 04:45:34 AM

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Here is a link to the 1942 Office of Civilian Defense regulation on insignia that is probably the first regulation governing CAP insignia. 


Interestingly, you could possibly have been prosecuted for not wearing the insignia properly. 


It was a different era back then... people were actually held accountable. :o

Thanks for sharing this manual.  It is an interesting read! ;D


 :clap: Coooool..... I'll put it up on the CAP Patches website soon, which will hopefully lead to more people seeing it.

Ace Browning, Maj, CAP
History Hoarder
71st Wing, Minnesota

Al Sayre

So what insignia did you wear if you had OCD?   >:D
Lt Col Al Sayre
MS Wing Staff Dude
Admiral, Great Navy of the State of Nebraska
GRW #2787


Doesn't matter so long as you kept it clean and bright enough to blind people. 


If you do a search at the US Patent & Trademark Office on the design patents listed in the document, you find that the CAP insignia were designed by:
"Walter P. Burn and Helen Jurkops, Washington, D.C., assignors to United States of America, as represented by James M. Landis, United States Director of Civilian Defense, Office of Civil Defense..."

USPTO search: http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html
Enter the D-# from the document without the hyphen into "Term 1" and be sure to set the correct date range.



Quote from: RiverAux on March 18, 2009, 08:51:10 PM
Doesn't matter so long as you kept it clean and bright enough to blind people.
And sewed on in the correct place with matching thread.  :)