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Josh B.

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  1. Thank you! For what it's worth, the USS Snook was lost with all hands, and the original flags for the boat were huge from surviving photos. The question is, when would this flag have been designed, made, and by whom? The one shown seems highly similar to the one on file with the US Navy History and Heritage command, which was photographed sometime during the 70's. https://www.facebook.com/USNHistory/photos/uss-snook-ss-279-world-war-ii-battle-flag-this-flag-from-the-collections-of-eith/10150631118153344/ It also shows the same features as the one in the USS Bowfin Museum. My g
  2. Late to the discussion, but it looks like the 3rd photo is of an H-H dolphin from the tail style to me. I agree that the first photo likely shows AMICO dolphins in wear. I too always wondered about the LGB "roll of honor" set that Jones mentioned in his book, and that you quoted above.
  3. Your dolphins are good, and advertised time period is also reasonable. Cheers Josh
  4. Hi Tarbridge, Bumping this old post to ask on the idea of a captain’s presentation flag. What is that? Something the captain had made for distribution to the crew? Thanks Josh
  5. Wharf, Your census findings make sense. The 1929 USCG register lists Section Base 10's home at Port Townsend, Washington. The fellow named on the medal I posted above wasn't far away at the time, with Section Base 12 homed at Anacortes, Washington. -Josh
  6. My oldest. Not 20s but a lot in common with medals of those years. Josh
  7. Love the Ft Trumbull clasp. Now a nice museum and public grounds in New London CT.
  8. Lots of these same style patches to different subs around. Reunion or collector items in my opinion.
  9. This thread could be more active if expanded to all pre WW2 examples. Would allow for a nice set of earlier GCMs in one place. Just a thought...
  10. Ok, I’ll bite. Dating any submarine patch to the WWII war years is tough. I’ve been researching this stuff for years and have never seen images of any in wear. Probably several reasons for that, including light weight clothing on pacific war patrol, secrecy that pervaded the sub service, and a general lack of photographs stemming from subs being about 1% of the fleet. That said, I believe there may have been limited patch use during those years, and if so their construction should mirror USN aviation patches. Think pigment printing on wool felt, or embroidery on thinner felt wi
  11. Great, thank you. Are these fairly common then?
  12. Hi all, This was an impulse buy because it looked "strange" to me. It's a 4 button USMC cotton khaki coat with 4 button front and belt loops but lacking a tailored belt line that differentiates it from the typical officer's wool khaki coat. Uses brown buttons, one of which is missing from the main closure and one from a pocket. No tag inside, but there is an ink stamp on one of the inner coat pleats that indicates "40" with one inkstamp and then "Long" in a separate inkstamp nearby. Anyone have a pattern name for this one? Or am I making a fuss over nothing (I'm a USN collec
  13. Hi Mark Quick question if you still have this group handy... If you hold the PUC citation up to the light, is it printed on watermarked paper? Thanks Josh
  14. If I’m imagining this correctly, it sounds like the photos used on WW2 era photo IDs. An example could help...
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