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USCG enlisted visor cap. WWII or post war?


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Hey everyone. Picked this cap up today. Need some help as to whether its war time or post war. Only thing that has me wondering is that the chinstrap buttons are plastic. Haven't seen any like that before. The cap badge is just stamped, no hallmarks.

 

And if anyone can find any info on the owner that would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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note in the above pic that the base for screwing the chinstrap button in is clear plastic, not black.

 

as is the post and backing of the chinstrap buttons. clear plastic.

 

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here's his name. if anyone can find any info on him that would be very appreciated.

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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anyone?

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Looking for: Washington and Oregon Coast Artillery items

Any items related to the Harbor Defenses of the Columbia River and the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, 1860s-WWII. This includes items from Fort Stevens, OR; Ft Canby, WA; Ft Columbia, WA; Ft Worden, WA; Ft Casey, WA; Ft Flagler, WA; Ft Ward, WA; Ft Whitman, WA; Camp Hayden, WA; and the following units that served at these forts:
Columbia River: 33rd, 34th, 93rd, and 160th Companies, CAC; and 18th and 249th Coast Artillery regiments
Puget Sound: 26th, 30th, 62nd, 63rd, 71st, 85th, 92nd, 94th, 106th, 108th, 126th, 149th, and 150th Companies, CAC; and 14th and 248th Coast Artillery regiments

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Look's WW2 / Korean War era to me.I am almost positive the badge is for a Petty Officer, PO3-PO1.The CPO is like the Navy except a shield is on the anchor.Nice hat.Condition look's very good.

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The cap is for a surfman, Coast Guardsmen who manned shore lifesaving stations. They wore single-breasted blue or white uniforms with shirt and tie instead of jumpers. I would guess late WW2 through mid '50s, too. I don't know when the surfman uniform was eliminated, but I believe the blue combination cap would have been deleted at the same time as the USN, early 1963.

 

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I'm leaning towards '50s based on the interior, not too late though.

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I think the Surfmans badge is a life preserver with crossed oars.

 

That's right, thanks! My bad memory. The Coast Guard seal was for the Coat Guard Shore Establishment, which was mostly made up of volunteer reservists during the war, I believe. The Shore Establishment cap does not appear in the USCG version of the 1951 USN Uniform regs, so that may narrow things down somewhat.

 

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