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WWII Studio Portrait, Marine wearing Helmet w/Camo cover


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#1 lakenormanusa

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 09:30 AM

8x10 WWII era studio portait of a Marine wearing HBT shirt and helmet with camo cover.

 

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#2 Eric Queen

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:03 AM

That is a great photo Rick. In my experience, WW2 studio portraits of Marines wearing covers are very hard to find. It was common place later but not during WW2. 

 

Here is the only one I have. Ralph Kavanagh. Dated 1945 on the reverse. Neat that he is wearing the camo jacket also. 

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:13 AM

From the late 1950's

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#4 lakenormanusa

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:01 PM

That is a great photo Rick. In my experience, WW2 studio portraits of Marines wearing covers are very hard to find. It was common place later but not during WW2. 

 

Here is the only one I have. Ralph Kavanagh. Dated 1945 on the reverse. Neat that he is wearing the camo jacket also. 

 

Very nice set of photos Eric!  



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:55 PM

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Here's an interesting one, this is one of Pfc John Calvin Elzy, III. Elzy was a commo man in the 3rd Battalion 12th Marines (Artillery), 3rd Marine Division, when he was Killed in Action in November 1965. His service time is a year, so this portrait, an AIT portrait would haven taken some time in early 1965. Note at this late date the wear of the OD HBT P44 utility shirt, as well as the frog skin camo cover w/ old style EGA stencil, a cover largely superseded by 1964-65 by the leaf pattern.


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