Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WWII USMC HBT Jacket Sgt 3rd Tank Battalion, 3rd Marine Division

Last weekend I also found a WWII HBT USMC coat belonging to a Marine who was in "C" company, 3rd Tank Battalion 3rd Marine Division. His MOS was Tank Crew Member and was attached to the unit from 1943-1945, when he left the service. Lots of interesting details here including a WWII rank stencil something that wasn't as common in WWII as it was in the post war years. IDed HBT coats to WWII combat vets are not the easiest to find, as this is only but the third one I found. Due to the years he was with the 3rd MarDiv most likely saw action at Bougainville, Guam and Iwo. I will update this thread as soon as I find more information.

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