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and the last sadly! tank and infantry brothers me thinks! one looks like he has an officers academy badge on him!! hope you like them all! :beer:

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VERY nice pix. I love the early photos. I've been cataloguing a bunch of mine recently.

Could the young man on the right be wearing a DOSAAF Activist badge? Not that clear, but could be.

I especially like the pilot photo.

Thanks for letting us see these. Please post all you care to share.

Chuck

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Thanks for relies!i love these pics and have no intention of selling them either!but i always wondered who these guys were and what happened to them!sadly nothing good should i shouldn't wonder!also sadly thats all i have!pity but im happy just to have them! :-)

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no worries and thanks for liking them as much as i do!!!!actully if anyone does know what the badges that would be great as i actully no NOTHING of pre-war soviet badges(well i mean apart from the red banner lening etc!!! :cat::rolleyes::beer: )

thanks again! :beer:

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no worries and thanks for liking them as much as i do!!!!actully if anyone does know what the badges that would be great as i actully no NOTHING of pre-war soviet badges(well i mean apart from the red banner lening etc!!! :cat::rolleyes::beer: )

thanks again! :beer:

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Well, I'll try.

The middle guy in Post #1 looks to have a Pioneer Troops collar insignia. I can't tell on the other two.

In post #2 the guy on the left has an Osoaviakhim badge, "Ready for PVKhO" which is, I believe, Air and Chemical Defense.

Post #3 is pretty hazy. Maybe a Voroshilov Shooter's Badge on the left and a Ready for PVKhO on the right, but just guesses from the shapes.

In Post #4 I'd guess an early GTO badge on the left and an Osoaviakhim Voroshilov Shooter's Badge on the right.

In Post #6 the guy on the left is a tankist, of course. I think I'll retract my comment about the DOSAAF Activist badge on the right. That shape looks familiar but I can't quite place it. Seems like I should be able to ID that watch, too, but I can't quite do that either. Maybe it will come to me.

I hope that someone else can give you a little more help.

Thanks again for sharing these. That pilot looks like he just stepped out of "Dawn Patrol" or off of a DOSAAF poster.

Chuck

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