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Salvage Sailor

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  1. USAAC Enlisted 1939 (Top row, second from left) in pre-war garrison uniform USAAF Lieutenant newly commissioned in 1942 stateside uniform and early AF patch with Air Transport Command DUI's USAAF Captain newly returned from overseas service, now with crusher cap, bullion patch and tailored uniform.
  2. Very nice, And Joe's Grill too! You've got the whole commissioned service of this Tacoma class Patrol Frigate (Gunboat), USS PEORIA (PF-67) on this seabag belonging to one of her US Coast Guard crewmen. Many of these PF's were manned by USCG crews for Atlantic convoy escort duty. After VE Day, PEORIA was converted to a weather ship to help North Atlantic convoys in their crossings. From the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (PF-67: dp. 1,246; 1. 303'11''; b. 37'6''; dr. 13'8''; s. 20 k.; cpl. 190; a. 2 3'', 4 40mm, 6 20mm, 8 dep., 1 dcp. (hh.), 2
  3. US NAVAL AIR STATION, PEARL HARBOR, T.H. The air station was on Ford Island during WWII, in the middle of Pearl Harbor where Battleship Row is. The emblem reads NAS PEARL HARBOR but the NA is scraped off of the decal. Nice V for Victory too.
  4. USS ZELIMA (AF-49) Alstedes class stores ship in service 1945 to 1969, Korea, Quemoy-Matsu, Cuban Missile Crisis, RVN Advisory period, Vietnam. USS ZELIMA earned one battle star for Korean War service, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with five campaign stars for Vietnam War service Crewman's Vietnam era patch - Feeding the Fleet Crewman's 1966 WESTPAC Vietnam Cruise, PN (Personelman) YN (Yeoman)
  5. Another version of USS DECATUR (DDG-31) ex-USS DECATUR (DD-936) All three versions, Hilborn Hamburger top, Gemsco bottom and unknown asian made right.
  6. USS RAY (SSN-653) Sturgeon class nuclear attack submarine in service 1967 to 1993 Gemsco version 1960's
  7. USS RAY (SSN-653) Sturgeon class nuclear attack submarine in service 1967 to 1993 Gemsco version 1960's
  8. USS BAGLEY (FF-1069) A GANG Engineering (Snipes) patch, 12" wide. Your local handi-man, We handle the load....when no one else can
  9. USS BAGLEY (FF-1069) A GANG Engineering (Snipes) patch, 12" wide. Your local handi-man, We handle the load....when no one else can
  10. USS BAGLEY (FF-1069) A GANG Engineering (Snipes) patch, 12" wide. Your local handi-man, We handle the load....when no one else can
  11. USS DOWNES (DE/FF-1070) Both pre and post 1975 Hilborn Hamburger versions USS DOWNES (DE-1070) pre 1975 version by Hilborn Hamburger
  12. Thanks for the correction. Here are three versions of the USS GAINARD (DD-706) Gold thread on felt
  13. A different yet very similar make of the USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775). These may be different generations of the Gemsco patch i.e. 1950's vs. 1960's
  14. Public Health Service Good info on this topic here - WW1 Goodwill find US Public Health Service Olive Drab
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