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Here are two of my recent acquisitions. The first is a set of USN WWII undress whites belonging to a SN Reid. The trousers are made of different material. Looks like white canvas duck. The second is my favorite so far. It is a USCG   dress blue jumper with liberty cuffs and BM3 crow. The USCG jumper’s tag is no longer legible, but I’d place it sometime in the 60’s ?. 
 

Here’s the whites. 

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P-40Warhawk

That CG jumper is great, interesting to see mismatched liberty cuffs! I'd wonder if he served on an icebreaker cutter operating in the far north, he might also have been a Vietnam vet (the USCG was there too).

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    Are you certain that the whites are not WWI? While not always the case, I generally associate the loop under the neck with WWI uniforms. I believe the Navy discontinued them in 1918 if I am not mistaken. Either way, great uniforms!   Scott

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8 hours ago, ScottG said:

    Are you certain that the whites are not WWI? While not always the case, I generally associate the loop under the neck with WWI uniforms. I believe the Navy discontinued them in 1918 if I am not mistaken. Either way, great uniforms!   Scott

Could be. I’m not 100% sure about the time frame on the loop. 

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The loops stayed til 1944.  And it looks like the white jumper is the shorter version, so late-ish WWII.

 

Also, those white trousers do not go with the jumper. Not sure what they are. Almost look like a white version of the 2nd pattern of dungarees.

 

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3 hours ago, 29navy said:

The loops stayed til 1944.  And it looks like the white jumper is the shorter version, so late-ish WWII.

 

Also, those white trousers do not go with the jumper. Not sure what they are. Almost look like a white version of the 2nd pattern of dungarees.

 

Yeah, the trousers are made of a heavier duck cloth. They came with the jumper in the sale, but I don’t think they originally went together. 

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And here’s today’s delivery. 1960’s undress blue jumper to Dental Technician Third Class L.A. Swanson from USS Lexington. 
 

I worked for the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi, Texas for three years while stationed in the area. The museum had opened the Dental Department in preparation for display in 2001 and I remember poking around in there. The spaces were pretty complete as I remember. It’s now a regular stop along the tour. My connection to the ship inspired me to make this purchase. Nothing overly exciting about it. I just like it. 

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P-40Warhawk

Nice jumper! You know the funny thing, is that your chair does a better job of displaying the jumper than the majority of the special display forms out there (which are not very compatible with jumpers).

 

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Good evening, shipmates!  It’s The Crusty Bosun here along with my trusty dining room chair to share my latest acquisition. This one comes from the USCG Shore Establishment of WWII. Assuming that the trousers and coat are mates, this khaki summer dress uniform belonged to one Boatswain’s Mate First Class W.T. Satterfield. I popped tall for this one as it came complete with all the brass and its BM crow. After all, I are one too. 😉  

 

There are a few defects including a replacement button, a broken button, and some light staining on the trousers. The coat unfortunately has two water stains on the wearer’s left lower pocket and at the shoulder. 


I will work to complete this uniform with a shirt, tie, belt, buckle, and service cap. I have a hat device for the service cap already waiting. 
 

 

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manayunkman

Some fine examples.

 

That last CPO jacket is great.

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59 minutes ago, TheCrustyBosun said:

Good evening, shipmates!  It’s The Crusty Bosun here along with my trusty dining room chair to share my latest acquisition. This one comes from the USCG Shore Establishment of WWII. Assuming that the trousers and coat are mates, this khaki summer dress uniform belonged to one Boatswain’s Mate First Class W.T. Satterfield. I popped tall for this one as it came complete with all the brass and its BM crow. After all, I are one too. 😉  

 

There are a few defects including a replacement button, a broken button, and some light staining on the trousers. The coat unfortunately has two water stains on the wearer’s left lower pocket and at the shoulder. 


I will work to complete this uniform with a shirt, tie, belt, buckle, and service cap. I have a hat device for the service cap already waiting. 
 

 

 



Great Shore Establishment uniform! I always thought the khaki version of this uniform looked best.

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5 minutes ago, manayunkman said:

Some fine examples.

 

That last CPO jacket is great.


Technically it isn't a CPO coat (but does look like one), the USCG had a special Shore Establishment uniform, which is what this is (note the 1st class rating badge on if instead of CPO).

But a fine example it is!

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I must confess that my mind registered it as a CPO uniform when I first saw it. Only after recognizing it as a shore establishment uniform, did I look at the crow again and realized it was a first class.  
 

I’ve seen the blue shore establishment uniforms before, but passed them up. The khaki uniform really caught my attention and has even inspired me to take a closer look into the shore establishment.
 

The USCG is a unique military branch because of the many services it provides. Maritime law enforcement, fisheries, search and rescue, aids to navigation, licensing, as well as maritime safety, security, and inspections are a few of these services. In addition, the USCG fills a role in national defense as well as provides assets and resources to assist other branches in direct war fighting. The CG has quite an impressive wartime history that spans just about every armed conflict in which our nation has been involved. The stateside/peacetime roles don’t get put on hold during a war. They must continue to be provided for. The shore establishment continued to do that throughout WWII and managed to take on additional roles such as beach patrol and coastal defense to name a few. The USCG has continued to provide the same wide variety of services and has even taken on more in the wake of 9/11. I saw the CG literally change overnight. 

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Note: It is my understanding that both blue and khaki USCG Shore Establishment uniforms were optional and not required as were the “regular” uniforms of the time. 
 

I am finding myself building a collection of CG uniforms that contains a uniform representative of each era the branch has existed. I think I’m on my way to creating another monster. I have pre-WWII through circa 2010 pretty much covered with original pieces and CW- 1895 covered with USRCS reproductions. 

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