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It was a Navy Nurse Day...well and USN

Started by Vix Steel , Jul 30 2017 07:33 PM

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#1 Vix Steel

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:33 PM

Ive seen these for sale here and there and always liked them.

 

Today I managed to buy all these in one spot.  I should have bought all the USN items but typically Navy isnt my thing.

I will contact the seller and hopefully go back and buy everything else ( bullion rate patches , shoulder boards and other USN Hat badges..).

 

Are these collar pins?  Where were these worn?

 

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:54 PM

Nice find



#3 Grant S.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:35 AM

The anchor with "USN" on it is a CPO's hat device and has nothing to do with the NNC devices. The larger of the NNC devices are for hats, the two smaller ones are collar devices. Navy nurses wore these until mid-1944 (June, I think) and then they became actual commissioned officers and wore the regular USN hat device and a new nurse insignia on the collar and above the stripes on dress uniforms.



#4 Vix Steel

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

Picked up the rest of what he had.

 

I assume the one set of boards are NNC.

 

 

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:50 AM

The anchor with "USN" on it is a CPO's hat device and has nothing to do with the NNC devices. The larger of the NNC devices are for hats, the two smaller ones are collar devices. Navy nurses wore these until mid-1944 (June, I think) and then they became actual commissioned officers and wore the regular USN hat device and a new nurse insignia on the collar and above the stripes on dress uniforms.


The larger ones are also for the collar of the uniform coat, which is why they go both directions. The smaller pins would be for the shirt collar, left side only (rank device on the right).

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:56 AM

Picked up the rest of what he had.

 

I assume the one set of boards are NNC.

 

 

 

Very nice! I love the NNC shoulder boards. 

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

The patches are post 1948 Chief Hospital Corpsman (Male). The flat Warrant Officer shoulder boards are WW2 ""era". They are for a Pharmacist or later on, PA.

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

Thanx Sigsaye

 

So Patches are Korean War era....




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