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This was in the dollar box at the local flea market. If I understand what I read on the forum, the crow is right facing and this was used pre-1942. Other than that, I'm kind of at a lost. On which uniform would it have been worn? BTW, it is approximately 3"x6".

 

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And the reverse.

 

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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This crow is actually for the left sleeve. It is for the USMC khaki shirt. Originally issued in pairs, with a left facing ( right sleeve) as part of the pair, and worn on both sleeves, like Marines. By 1942, (IIRC), they were just issued singularly to save on materials, and all worn on the left sleeve, regulars less of which way the eagle faced.

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This was in the dollar box at the local flea market. If I understand what I read on the forum, the crow is right facing and this was used pre-1942. Other than that, I'm kind of at a lost. On which uniform would it have been worn? BTW, it is approximately 3"x6".

 

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Hi Erick, not certain if this will help you in any way other than to show there were matched pairs both facing forward, I think the jacket was dated 1942 in the sleeve. As Sigsaye states and you will know yours would have been for the khaki shirt.

 

happy hunting lewis.

 

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This crow is actually for the left sleeve. It is for the USMC khaki shirt. Originally issued in pairs, with a left facing ( right sleeve) as part of the pair, and worn on both sleeves, like Marines. By 1942, (IIRC), they were just issued singularly to save on materials, and all worn on the left sleeve, regulars less of which way the eagle faced.

Thank you! I appreciate the info.

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Hi Erick, not certain if this will help you in any way other than to show there were matched pairs both facing forward, I think the jacket was dated 1942 in the sleeve. As Sigsaye states and you will know yours would have been for the khaki shirt.

 

happy hunting lewis.

 

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Thanks Ken, that helps to see it as worn.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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