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#1 prestoncohunter

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

Found these in my FILs seabag but we think they belonged to his twin brother who was on the USS Croatan – CVE-25.  We think that cause one of the letters we found from him to his brother (they were twins and both enlisted at 17) he talked about he had been moved to the ship's office and he didn't miss "pushing airplanes".  Any information you all can help with is welcome, also is there any value.  Will not be selling since they are from member of the family but it's always nice to have an idea.

 

 

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#2 doyler

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

The ones with Chamois leather are typically flying or aircrew goggles.

The Navy did have a set of General purpose black frame M44 style goggles no Chamois on the face flange.These had different markings too.USN in a circle on one did of frame and date on the other.

Even though these are aviation goggles not unheard of for deck crew or others on ship to wear or acquire them.

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:09 PM

Basically an early version of what became the B-8 goggle



#4 prestoncohunter

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the info


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