From 1946 to 1952, a unique unit kept peace and worked toward rehabilitation of war-torn Germany and Austria:  the US Constabulary.  In the air, in jeeps, tanks, and even riding horses, the Constabulary patrolled borders, worked with German police, tracked black marketeers and war criminals, and kept order.  Their iconic insignia, incorporating the blue of infantry, red of artillery, and yellow of cavalry branches, often earned them the nicknames "Circle-C Cowboys" and "Lightning Police" among the local populations.

Ike jacket to a trooper from the 2nd Constabulary Regiment, which was based out of Freising, Germany from 1947 onward.  This veteran has green leadership stripes and 2nd Cavalry Distinctive Insignia, both on the shoulders and garrison cap.  The patch is a German-made bevo variation.

An Ike jacket to a  veteran who served in the Berlin District and Constabulary.  This unit operated from 1946-1955.  This veteran was part of the Military Police and earned both Good Conduct and Army of Occupation medals.

Helmet liners for the US Constabulary forces.  These troops policed the American Sector of postwar Germany, conducting traffic stops and border security, assisting displaced persons, stopping black market operations, and hunting war criminals.

Book from the Constabulary NCO Academy.

US Constabulary book.

Ike jacket and cap from a trooper from E Company, 35th Constabulary Squadron in Germany from 1946-7.  This veteran was from Lake Forest, IL and served in the 4th Armored Division until the war's end and then transferred to the Constabulary.

A custom Ike jacket of a corporal of the 16th Constabulary Squadron (separate), which served in Berlin.  This jacket has many custom features, including a lucite ribbon bar, felt-backed collar discs, embroidered Distinctive Insignia, and a shoulder patch with both upper and lower integrated tabs.  It likely dates c.1950 to the last year of the 16th's service in Berlin.

Officer's jacket of a veteran from the 91st Armored Field Artillery, which became the 91st Constabulary Squadron of the 1st Constabulary Regiment.  

Constabulary uniform from a Milwaukee veteran that served first with the 7th Army (which inactivated in 1946 before later returning to Germany in the 1950s) and Constabulary.  Note the bullion German-made patches.

Training documents for Constabulary forces in the US Zone.  These include troopers' training manuals and an ever-important road map of the US Zone.

Constabulary ash tray and cigarette case.

Patch, tab, and DIs unique to the 16th Constabulary in Berlin.

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