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#1 gap

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:56 AM

Picked these up with a group of early WW2 USMC tan chevrons.   Are these USGI? Measure about 2 3/4 inches wide.

 

I suspect they are for female marines???

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:57 AM

They are green on white.

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:10 AM

Female Marine for the seersucker uniform.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:23 AM

Garth, were these implemented in 1952? My understanding is that female Marines wore the same chevrons as men during the war.  Thanks.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:39 AM

Garth, were these implemented in 1952? My understanding is that female Marines wore the same chevrons as men during the war.  Thanks.

 

Not real sure about chevron size in WW2 but WMs did have the green seersucker uniform during the war.

 

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:57 AM

From the Blitzkrieg Baby site, it looks like the summer dress and seersucker uniforms sport green on white chevrons similar to mine.  Not entirely clear in the photographs though.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 09:59 AM

From the Blitzkrieg Baby site, it looks like the summer dress and seersucker uniforms sport green on white chevrons similar to mine.  Not entirely clear in the photographs though.

 

For what it is worth I have never seen larger green on white WM chevrons.



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:05 AM

Garth, maybe you should move this topic to the USMC section of Ranks and Rates seeing these are definitely not US Army chevrons?



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:33 AM

The smaller size ratings shown above are, as Garth stated, but I'm not so sure they were worn on the seersucker dress as these were normally green on white.  They were possibly worn on the khaki shirt.  Yes, they were worn during WWII. Jack



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Posted 07 March 2018 - 10:45 AM

The smaller size ratings shown above are, as Garth stated, but I'm not so sure they were worn on the seersucker dress as these were normally green on white.  They were possibly worn on the khaki shirt.  Yes, they were worn during WWII. Jack

 

Jack, these chevrons are green sewn onto a white background.   Although the white is faded/yellowed somewhat, it is white.  Pix is not the best, but in hand it's very obvious.
 


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:37 AM

Good idea I'll move it.




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