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#1 senhoragua

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:27 PM

Hello,

 

I'd been poring through period photographs and publications to determine a proper timeline for USMMA cap badges.  I've been able to group them into three periods:

 

1939-1943 Pre-Dedication
1943-1946 The Wartime Academy
1946 (1949) -today Accreditation

 

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I've written a descriptive guide to the caps and cap badges here:
http://ianewatts.org/usmma-caps/


Edited by senhoragua, 16 April 2019 - 05:28 PM.


#2 ekclete

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Great guide!  Thanks for creating & sharing your website!



#3 senhoragua

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

Great guide!  Thanks for creating & sharing your website!

You're quite welcome. It had become a bit bothersome when I learned people were selling post-war cap badges as wartime badges, so I decided to take a closer look.
Right now I am working on detailing "District Instructor" and "Cadet Officer" insignia - just to document it, since I haven't seen it published anywhere.


Edited by senhoragua, 21 April 2019 - 07:38 PM.


#4 senhoragua

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:52 AM

in addition to the cap badges that I've detailed above, I've gone ahead and taken photographs of headwear in my collection and placed them online - the only truly remarkable item is the white garrison cap.

 

United States Maritime Commission Cadet Corps and Merchant Marine Academy headwear

http://dittybag.iane.../collections/14

 

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A rare photograph of its wear (via http://ianewatts.org...t-corps-photos/):

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Edited by senhoragua, 25 June 2019 - 12:00 PM.



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