1. I doubt that he’s Canadian…he’s got an American M1 rifle, American clothing, and his chevrons are US Army…If he is a Canadian then he’s part of the 1st Special Service Force. On 15 August 1943, 1st SSF was part of the invasion force of the island of Kiska, but after discovering the island was recently evacuated by Japanese forces.

  2. The picture could be any one of our allies sitting on a hill top somewhere in Korea (1950-53) inspecting one of the weapons used by the Red Chinese or the Red Koreans. What say you all?
    See you all in the SAR’s building in a week or less.

  3. yes a Canadian corporal on the Aleutians may well have been issued a Garand, but he most certainly would not be wearing upside-down chevrons on his sleeve like that…

  4. Definitely. Canadian troops at Kiska were issued US weapons, helmets and webbing, but still wore Canadian uniforms and definitely would have been wearing rank chevrons point down in the Commonwealth manner.

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