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.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
WWII USN Amphibious Patches Group Photo
As you can see by things here on MIFG I enjoy collecting and researching WWII USN Amphibious Forces items, especially Patched Navy jumpers. Since the Marines and the Navy only used SSI for a short while in WWII (All SSI had to be off their uniforms by Jan 1st 1947) it is a unique moment in US Navy History. Here is a fascinating photo of some of the first Sailors to receive their Amphibious Assault Forces Patches. Amphibious Forces sailors were some of the bravest of all the forces, as they had to bring the Marines and Army Soldiers to the waters edge under heavy shelling and fire. A great press photo, I should research where these sailors were eventually stationed at.