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Not bad at all. If too much damaged for you, sell it to someone who will charish it. Don't remove the insignia. Looks like a great group.

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Seeking Model 1895 and 1902 Named Officer coats as well as Spanish American War Tropical Uniforms.
Also pre WW2 marine uniforms. Always pre-1945 Colorado National Guard Items wanted! Also seeking Rhodesian

Uniforms and Gear used by Americans in the Rhodesian Security Forces during the Bush War (Africa).

 

Fortune cookie say: "An expert is someone that knows so much about so little."

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I see I forgot to post the khaki coat.

 

I would never dismantle history just due to imperfections.

 

The khaki coat is very brittle as you can see. Just putting it on a hanger caused the split on the sleeve.

 

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In the FWIW department..

 

Working with nylon ropes, occasionally they would get very stiff and damned near impossible to work with or splice. A shipyard rigger mentioned that soaking the line in e fairly heavy mixture of fabric softener and freash water would soften it up and make it pliable enough to re splice and work with. It worked.

 

Not sure you'd want to make that move with a WW2 collectable though.. Maybe a test soak on a sleeve ???

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In the FWIW department..

 

Working with nylon ropes, occasionally they would get very stiff and damned near impossible to work with or splice. A shipyard rigger mentioned that soaking the line in e fairly heavy mixture of fabric softener and freash water would soften it up and make it pliable enough to re splice and work with. It worked.

 

Not sure you'd want to make that move with a WW2 collectable though.. Maybe a test soak on a sleeve ???

. At this point, nothing really to lose.
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. Yes. Thats who does those things. In the paper work that has been posted with this collection, he mentions going to the X-Ray Tech school.
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. At this point, nothing really to lose.

Soaked for about an hour in fabric softener. Still stained but at least it's not crunchy & it smells nice.

 

I'm going to let dry then soak in borax & lightly agitate it by hand.

 

"At this point I've nothing to lose" & everything to gain in experience for others.

 

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Fabrics strength like that can never be restored, only preserved. Like leather, once its gone its gone. Honestly, it should never have been put back onto a hanger at all, just laid flat and stored folded.

In memory of Dr. Leo P. Krall, USPHS
USS Uniontown (PF-65)

Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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To answer your questions about uniform care, yes, you can have the uniforms dry cleaned. Ask the person taking the uniforms to "hand tumble" the uniforms and to stitch muslin over the bullion rates. A smaller operation will most likely do this.

 

As for the ribbons on the uniform at the wedding, the sailor is wearing the American Defense with star and the Asiatic Pacific with one campaign star. The lasst ribbon could be the Navy Good Conduct medal, or it could be the Philippine Liberation ribbon. I would hazard a guess that it is a GC. The order of precedence for the GC ribbon changed in WWII.

 

Allan

Allan

Since he was at Pearl during the attack would he be due a Pearl Survivor ribbon bar?

Paul

 

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Allan

Since he was at Pearl during the attack would he be due a Pearl Survivor ribbon bar?

Paul

 

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Great group! There was no official Pearl Harbor survivor ribbon approved by the USN. Usually the most you will see is an American Defense ribbon with star for 'fleet' or 'base', but those were not exclusive to those at Pearl (guys stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Atlantic, etc could be eligible under the right conditions).

***WANTED*** Uniforms to Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Wanted: USN uniforms to Pearl Harbor survivors & WWII sunk ship survivors. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264131-wanted-uniforms-to-pearl-harbor-and-sunk-ships-survivors/

 

WANTED - seriously interested in named Chief/Senior/Master TORPEDOMAN USN uniforms from the 1950s-1960s-1970s, and named USN jumpers or CPO coats from WWII. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/321179-wanted-torpedoman-uniforms-named-1920s-1970s/

 

"All Torpedoes running Hot, Straight and Normal."

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Great group! There was no official Pearl Harbor survivor ribbon approved by the USN. Usually the most you will see is an American Defense ribbon with star for 'fleet' or 'base', but those were not exclusive to those at Pearl (guys stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Atlantic, etc could be eligible under the right conditions).

Thank you

Saw a reference to it on another forum.

 

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Great group! There was no official Pearl Harbor survivor ribbon approved by the USN. Usually the most you will see is an American Defense ribbon with star for 'fleet' or 'base', but those were not exclusive to those at Pearl (guys stationed in the Panama Canal Zone, Atlantic, etc could be eligible under the right conditions).

. My uncle was at Pearl. He had American Defence and Pacific Campaign ( with a number of stars). And, of course the other usual ribbons for WW2, Korea. He enlisted in 1939, retired in 1960.
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. My uncle was at Pearl. He had American Defence and Pacific Campaign ( with a number of stars). And, of course the other usual ribbons for WW2, Korea. He enlisted in 1939, retired in 1960.

 

Right, I left out the Pacific ribbon, but that is about the only other one a survivor would have from that event. I mentioned the American Defense because I sometimes hear people who think it was a Pearl Harbor only ribbon, but it wasn't of course.

***WANTED*** Uniforms to Pearl Harbor Survivors.

Wanted: USN uniforms to Pearl Harbor survivors & WWII sunk ship survivors. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/264131-wanted-uniforms-to-pearl-harbor-and-sunk-ships-survivors/

 

WANTED - seriously interested in named Chief/Senior/Master TORPEDOMAN USN uniforms from the 1950s-1960s-1970s, and named USN jumpers or CPO coats from WWII. http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/321179-wanted-torpedoman-uniforms-named-1920s-1970s/

 

"All Torpedoes running Hot, Straight and Normal."

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My uncle went in in 1937. Stayed until 1960. Was at Pearl Harbor, aboard USS Sunnadin. AT-28 ( Ocean Going Tug). Then trans freed to USS Elkhorn, AKA, and finished the war aboard USS Pennsylvania. Trans feted to USS St. Paul in Shanghai (with my dad). Was on shore duty for the Korean War and retired from USS Pickens (DD).

 

He had the American Campaign, Asia/Pacific Campaign. WW2 Victory, Asia Occupation, China Service and National Defence.

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Sin the jumper & khaki are so moth eaten, would it be acceptable to remove ratings & embroidered name?2a2ed21caaec3ed2f0d9f3a5737c76c4.jpg193bf3d25ca9990ba7dbc72e78b6e064.jpgf1e87c00d48447a4c9d9691bea084536.jpge4b72c397e799f5e9cd4547d49f6bf87.jpg

 

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Honolulu tailor made jumpers are scarce. I would leave it alone. My Father In Law was a Pearl Harbor survivor and much to my dismay he chucked his uniforms.

 

 

I collect Pearl Harbor groups, so anything like this that may have been worn or used during the time of the attack regardless of condition is worth keeping.

 

Kurt

!!!! WANTED !!!!

WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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