The kid and I headed out to a local swap meet and a couple of our favorite antique shops, on Sunday. This is what we drug home with us.
All the uniforms are WWII USN named, all from the same sailor. The lot included his dress blue jumper, pants and neckerchief; his undress blues jumper, pants and neckerchief; 2 pairs of undress whites pants (sadly the jumper top was missing); and a pair of wool shorts.
I have no idea with the Japanese cap is, poked around the internet for several hours last night trying to ID it with no luck. Iím not sure if it is military or civil. Iím going to post another thread for it, with several photos, in hopes that someone has an idea.
The rifle is a Paris-Dunn MKI training rifle, replicated after the 1903 Springfield.
The helmet is a Czech M53. This actually did not come home with us this weekend, it showed up in the mail earlier in the week.
I havenít had time yet to look into the history of the sailor who wore these uniforms, will try and get to that tonight. Will poke around and try and ID the Japanese cap again, as well.
Will also be in search of a seaman marked undress white jumper top, to go with the paints. Sadly they wont be named to match. Also will have to find another flat top to go with these uniforms.