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Started by wartimecollectables.com , Apr 03 2018 02:11 PM

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#1 wartimecollectables.com

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 02:11 PM

OK, so can info be deciphered from just the number or does it have to have the Divisional 'design' as well?

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:07 PM

I'd say its USMC



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Posted 03 April 2018 - 04:08 PM

Hi WTC, number is sufficient, as there was no 100s-place UNIS overlap with the 5th MARDIV.

Your cover is a 4th Marine Division cover, with "532" being I-3-25, or I (India) Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment.

It looks like glove snaps on the flaps, which would make this a first pattern WWII USMC cover.

If they're lift-the-dot fasteners, it's a P2.

Very VERY nice cover. You may want to check closely inside and out for a faint laundry stamp, which may allow us to ID the cover to the Marine that carried it.

Thanks for posting it.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:10 PM

I'd say its USMC


Yes, it is. First pattern.

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 05:11 PM

Hi WTC, number is sufficient, as there was no 100s-place UNIS overlap with the 5th MARDIV.

Your cover is a 4th Marine Division cover, with "532" being I-3-25, or I (India) Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment.

It looks like glove snaps on the flaps, which would make this a first pattern WWII USMC cover.

If they're lift-the-dot fasteners, it's a P2.

Very VERY nice cover. You may want to check closely inside and out for a faint laundry stamp, which may allow us to ID the cover to the Marine that carried it.

Thanks for posting it.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 04:33 AM

Really nice Cover!!




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