War Correspondent U.S. Made (Courtesy: Michael Dixon)
War Correspondent Theater Made China Burma India
A Civilian Scientific Consultant accompanying U.S. Forces in Uniform
Civilian employees of the U.S. Army were allowed to wear a modified uniform under specified conditions with a sleeve emblem as an insignia. The original
regulations (Change 1 to 1941 AR 600-35 issued September 4, 1942) authorizes a white triangle with the letters U.S. in blue on a blue square 4 1/2 inches in
size for civilians having a nonconbatant status. Another change (four of October 23, 1942) authorized a similar insignia with a red triangle for those with a combatant status.
Under what circumstances the War Department believed that a civilian could claim combatant status would be interesting to know.
This was worn midway between the left elbow and shoulder. The original designs were replaced in November 1944 with the second style illustrated above. There was no
mention of civilians having a combatant status at that time and all of the designs had a blue triangle as shown above. The second version were referred to as
shoulder sleeve insignia.