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  1. Your 'vehicle' would be hard to miss, too funny. Nice hat
  2. Yeah looks like a pioneer type tool chest. Different sets came in different sized chests. I don't recognize that one offhand, but the piece in the lid reminds me of retainers found in some crates for hand saws.
  3. The only name I could find was a Tage Waltermore Jacobson, but I see a FindAGrave for a Tage W. Jacobson in Utah that just says he was PVT US ARMY and WORLD WAR I & II. If it is the same Tage W. I found, then he must have changed branches by WWII because there is a WWI USN guy with the name that enlisted on 1/11/1918. I did not find any F.W. Jacobsons in the USN during WWI, but that just means I didn't find any and doesn't mean there weren't any. Anyway it is a start for you.
  4. That is nice, I like to see some genuine wear on a combat uniform. It really beats the unused looking spares they often kept for special duties or inspections, while the set you have looks like it was actually worn and used in the line of duty. Great finds
  5. Very nice! Regarding the bronze star, don't forget it was often awarded for meritorious service (since the original meritorious service medal the Purple Heart, ended up being awarded for wounds and deaths). This is why they began to make the distinction of the 'V' device, but the USAF did not use the 'V' until much, much more recently. So it could be a meritorious award or it could be a valor award, with a USAF guy the only way to be sure would be to order a copy of his record (or ask the family if they have copies). Unfortunately, right now the archives are closed except for very
  6. Yeah red is just that, red. In may cases is has nothing to do with being an ACE (as Allan said, even B-17 guys could and would do it). It really is something you have to evaluate on a case by case basis, in short not everyone with red lining was an 'Ace'. The choice of lining in a tailored jacket was definitely a personal preference, sometimes it meant nothing, sometimes it meant something to the guy who paid to have it.
  7. Right, what you are seeing are the shades based on wear, based on the camera (filters and films react differently to certain colors, and without having the notes from the photographer it's up in the air), and of course based on the material. Some of the darker 'khakis' in the photo are likely gaberdine, and the lighter ones are likely cotton. Each supplier was supposed to meet certain specifications when they were listed as an authorized supplier of officer's uniforms, but as said there will always be a slight range of variations in dye lots.
  8. Nice one, it is pre-WWI to early WWI (wire thread on it). Was the the baystate one? If so he enlisted in 1916 (born in 1897, died in 1974)
  9. I've seen several enlisted white jumpers with the white ruptured duck sewn on. It just isn't something you see on each on because as far as I know only one white ruptured duck was issued, while sailors had several white jumpers (they would not have applied the patch to each one, just the one they needed to wear home). Also remember that it depended on which Naval District you were in/being discharged from as to what your required uniform would be. Different areas of the country would wear whites/blues depending on season and orders.
  10. Sure it is 1930s? Probably Ambrose Bernard Cote, enlisted June 6, 1917. Navy service 122-81-39 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/85004907/ambrose-b_-cote
  11. Clive Cussler passed away last Monday, besides being a noted author, he had an interest in classic cars and shipwrecks. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. RIP
  12. Donald G. Stratton passed away in his sleep last night, surrounded by his family. Such sad news. Donald Stratton was a survivor of the port gun direction on the USS ARIZONA. Rest in peace sir, you have earned it.
  13. Great display. It's important to put the items into context so everyone can learn, and you did a great job of that.
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