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#1 CNY Militaria

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:31 PM

On another topic we had interest in overcoats, so lets see all of your patches or interesting overcoats from the WWII time period!

First an AAF officer.

Eastern Defense Comand (Part of a much larger grouping).

CBI/Flying Tiger with plastic buttons!

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#2 CNY Militaria

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 12:32 PM

AAF GHQ...patch is multi-piece felt.

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:26 PM

Hi Justin,

I have only two WW2 Overcoats...

AAF Major:


USMC 3rd Division:


Best regards,

Ricardo.

 

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#4 Bob Hudson

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:30 PM

Please also post some info about the dates and styles of the coats and label photos if you have them. That will help other perhaps ID ones they have.

thanks...

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:31 PM

More details of USMC uniform:

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:48 PM

Hi,

The USMC overcoat tag:

The USAAF overcoat tag:


Best regards,

Ricardo.

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#7 SARGE

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 03:55 PM

Ricardo,

Your Army Air Force coat is a Mackanaw. Is there a date on the quartermaster tag? There were several versions of these Mackanaws but I think yours is the 1942 model.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 01:28 AM

Hi all! :D
i've only one coat now thumbsup.gif

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nothing special ...but is a cool coat, in good condiction
Ciao
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Posted 09 June 2007 - 05:29 AM

WWII US Women's Naval Reserve enlisted overcoat.
There are no other labels or markings other than the one shown below. The veteran was a Pharmacist mate 2nd Class, but there is no evidence of any ratings or other insignia being sewn on.


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#10 SARGE

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 07:50 AM

Some very nice overcoats have been shown. Overcoats are hard to display but some are quite interesting.

Here is an interesting Constabulary overcoat. It has an unreadable ordnance tag in the lining and brass buttons.

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The brass buttons are all made by Firmin of London. I suspect that the Constabulary Trooper changed out wartime plastic buttons for private purchase British buttons made of gilt brass.

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Closeup view of the Constabulary insignia on the left sleeve.

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#11 Adam Townsend

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:06 AM

I only have a couple of interesting ones.

This one doesn't seem too interesting, just a ruptured duck, but...

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:07 AM

it's named to my grandpa, and it's the only time I've ever seen him write his real name, Deforest. I have drawings of his from when he was a little kid that he signed as "Skip", as that has been his nickname since he was young.

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:08 AM

Here's a nice pre-war 5th division overcoat.

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#14 Adam Townsend

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 11:08 AM

A close up of the patch.

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 07:24 PM

Nothing rare but interesting nonetheless.
USAAF overcoat with lapels buttoned over themselves. It also has a ruptured duck. It is size 44R and extremely heavy.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 08:16 AM

Here is a USFA overcoat with wartime plastic buttons and full insignia.

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A back view of the overcoat belt showing the plastic buttons.

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A closeup view of the machine sewn insignia. Notice the bullion USFA patch.

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Uh oh... my mistake. The first photo is of a USFA Private's overcoat. Here is a front view of the USFA Corporal's coat. Oh well, two for the price of one. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 10:17 AM

This is my 28th Infantry Division overcoat. Made by Jules Segal in 1941. I found this coat in a region where elements of this division stayed after they left the Hürtgen forrest and before leaving to Luxembourg.

 

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:42 PM

Here is one in my collection.

Technical Sergeant with the 101st Airborne.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:43 PM

Here is it's Quartermaster tag.

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:45 PM

Front view.

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