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  1. I picked this up years ago, but I hardly remember doing it. It's a garrison cap and I do not know much about them. It has no labels or marking that I can see. Any help with age or unit? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You could try sending him a PM. The original poster hasn't posted since 2011 and was last active here July 2014, almost a year ago. Good luck.
  3. My bad, his WW2 Draft Registration card doesn't not ask for prior service, his WW 1 card does, and that was negative, but was done June 1917 with about 18 months left in the war. I mixed up the cards. Here is a photo from else in the forum. I find it interesting that they both have the same lanyard in the jumper pocket.
  4. Is his name Herman D Leonard? I found one that lives in Fall River Mass. that might be him. In his 1942 draft registration he said that he had no prior military service, if that's him its has to be a commercial uniform. He was also a worker on the railroad.
  5. Funny, the only name in the story is the one we all knew, General Howling Mad Smith!
  6. Thanks all for your help. I purchased this group based on all your expert advice. I received them yesterday. The pants are clearly newer then the jumper, but I was mainly interested in the jumper, as it was marked. The jumper was marked on the bottom hem on the right side. I very lightly re-tied the square knot in the neckerchief. This belonged to John W Bankowski. He entered the Navy around 1931. I suspect this jumper was with him until he was promoted to Chief Ship Fitter on Feb 16, 1942. I assume that he left them home while on a leave as the uniform was not necessary anymore. He was l
  7. Thanks for the replies!
  8. I will be receiving my first pre ww2 navy uniform soon. I am looking for advice on how to display, store and care for it. I couldn't find a sticky thread about it. Thanks in advance for any help as I enter this area of collecting.
  9. This link should take you to the Magazine article about the uniforms. http://books.google.com/books?id=6U4EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA68&source=gbs_toc_r&cad=2#v=onepage&q&f=false
  10. Items were re-listed and I won them. I will post more pictures when I receive them. I forgot to add the photo of the laundry mark, shown below. The seller said that the pants, with no markings, most likely are not part of the jumper, but from a brother who joined later on in the war.
  11. I found this from a Pennsylvania newspaper from 1937.
  12. I wonder why the auction was pulled? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Top photo is the USS LIDDLE DE206. Bottom photo is the USS SlaterDE 766
  14. yes, it looks like the name is stenciled along the shirt hem. The earliest date I can find in the musters rolls is 1934. I don't know if the pants have any tags. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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