Thursday, February 28, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This WWII USMC 2nd Division jacket ended recently and a very interesting jacket it is. This jacket has the white diamond honorable discharge patch on the right sleeve, which pre dates the "Ruptured Duck" Honorable Discharge patch seen later in the war. I like the forest green wool backing on the diamond patch with some nice close up photos of the patch. Congratulations to the winner of this coat, it is a fantastic example of a legit WWII 2nd Marine Division coat.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A Iwo Jima Related V Amphibious Corp coat has been eludeding me for awhile now but I believe I finally picked one up. This Platoon Sgt. was attached to the Signal Battalion and listed on the V Corp rosters. As you notice he already had 8 years of service on his coat sleeve making him enlisting in the late 1930's. There is a good chance he might have been present at Pearl Harbor on Decemeber 7th 1941. More info when I receive the records.
I picked this one up last week on Ebay, it was being sold as parts or material as it was rotted out due to water damage. Looking at the photos the jacket was named and looked like it once had a V Amphibious Corps patch on it at one time. I went ahead and bid on it and won the jacket, receiving the coat yesterday. Upon receiving the coat it looks like it was named to a Marine in a AA Battalion attached to VCorps. The real damage is that the thread is rotting away and the coat is coming apart at the seams. Overall I think I can save this one with some TLC. Since its not Iwo Jima related it will be awhile before I get the records.