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Article about: Hi everyone this is a recent acquisition, I know these are hard to date so wondering if i missed anything that would discount it as a possible ww2 issue. All i really know is that in 1941 th

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    Default US naval cap for review.

    Hi everyone this is a recent acquisition, I know these are hard to date so wondering if i missed anything that would discount it as a possible ww2 issue.
    All i really know is that in 1941 the eagle was changed from left facing to right, making this post 41.
    any pointers greatly appreciated.

    kind regards
    Ed

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    any thoughts gentlemen?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Hi Ed. I too think it's later than WWII - I've also noticed
    some anchors have a different design, although there
    are many manufacturers. If you take the badge off,
    you will probably see a maker mark - another
    clue to what era it's from.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Blue covers were worn until 1949 or 50 I really don't remember.
    Many different manufacturers made birds and anchors.
    As far as I know there is no definite way to tell a cap made in 41 from a cap made in 49.

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    many thanks gentlemen, i will take the badge off and have a look for a makers mark and let you know.
    This came into me with the jacket which is named and dated 1943, so this cap is probably ok. I just wanted to make sure I hadn't missed any vital clue that made the cap a post war addition/replacement.

    thank you for your time!
    Ed
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    well, i have taken the badge off, and the back of the anchors are marked with "viking" on one and what looks like "1/20 10k GF" on the other, it is very faint, and i can only just make it out with a loupe.
    I can see no marks on the bird or shield.

    does this help????
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Lol - I believe I have a 'Viking' one as well, and cannot
    figure out when it was made either - although I'm
    leaning to more recently. I was hoping yours
    would be something less common.

    If I remember I'll post it later.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    thanks Steve,
    is there anyway of researching the previous owners service dates without using ancestry?
    its named to Lieutenant Commander FH Brennan
    and the jacket is dated 12/16/43
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Myself, I do not know - Perhaps one of the
    American members can give you a hand
    with the research.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks again, ill give ask in the correct forum.
    cheers for your pointers.
    Ed
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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