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Are these WW11 issued eye glasses?

Started by rrobertscv , Jun 19 2017 04:14 PM

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#1 rrobertscv

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

Picked these up and they had this small piece of paper inside the case. Are the military issued?
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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:15 PM

Sorry, meant WWII not WWI.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:11 PM

Yes, they look like the standard GI steel frame glasses to me.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:18 PM

On the piece of paper it shows that the owner was a S/Sgt in H Company, 232nd Infantry Regiment. The 232nd Inf. was one of the Regiments of the 42nd Infantry Division.  



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:32 PM

And the service number looks like it has 8 digits which was most common for WW2.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:55 AM

Thanks for all the help everyone!!



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:01 AM

Looking closely at the serial number, it looks like 31361688.

 

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Daniel Carpenter Jr.,

Boston, Massachusetts

Enlisted 06/14/1943



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:48 PM

I've never seen issue eyeglasses with the plastic temple guards,but it wouldn't surprise me. The government just bought off-the-shelf glasses and I've seen numerous minor variations: steel or gold frames, different shaped bridges, different patterns around the edge;etc. With the military prescription included I'd say there's no question about them.


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