A reference gallery of USMC Alpha Service Coats and Navy Corpsman Jumpers and field gear from WWI, WWII, the Korea War and the Viet Nam War.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
WWII USNR GM1c USS Makin Island (CVE-93)
Here is a navy jumper I picked up a while back and haven't had a chance to post it here. This is a USN jumper that belong to a Gunners Mate 1st Class who was stationed on the USS Makin Island Escort Carrier (CVE-93). Having received his records, he was involved in some of the most intense fighting of the later half of the Pacific War including Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. The Makin Island was a hard fighting ship and this sailor participated in some of her hardest battles.
What is most interesting about this jumper is that it has beautiful liberty cuffs sewn into the sleeve cuffs representing some of the stops this sailor made at the end of the war. Incredible jumper set from one of the hardest fighting ships of the war.