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    All eras, mainly WWII insignia, field gear and dress uniforms. Also Vietnam patches. Been collecting for 20+ years.
  1. Thanks for the reply and the links!
  2. There appears to be four men wearing the gray overseas cap in this photo. The source I got it from said that this formation was aboard the USS Hansford for the purpose of a burial at sea for a casualty from the battle of Iwo Jima. Or are they very dark khaki? I also think I see some gray combination caps and trousers.
  3. thanks for the reply. so basically very difficult to date I guess. Are there any indicators in the stitching? Do you know when applied stripe manufacture switched over to embroidered?
  4. This topic is great. I am fascinated by King and am currently reading master of Sea Power. Very complex man. I really like the gray uniform. It is amazing how many people have no knowledge of this uniform. Anyway below is a pair of Ensign shoulder boards I recently purchased.
  5. I had to chop off top to reduce size. Anyway, I am wondering if this patch can be dated. Thanks for any help!
  6. I will post the one in question as soon as I can reduce the file size
  7. I am thinking that not all WW2 rate patches are not dated on the back but the stitched on chevrons are an indication that it pre-dates 1948. Any way to narrow down a non-dated stitched on chevron as definitely within or before the war? Here is a RM1c I got over the weekend. It is dated 1942
  8. Thanks Mikie that aligns with the information in this post. Just wish I could narrow it down further. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/173001-us-military-uniform-buttons-interesting-facts/
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