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    Is there any way to date this by the only tag shown on it? It is a pullover type jacket.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    G'day Zwerge,
    It is a WW2 smock, here's some info I have found for you -

    US Navy in WWII used NXSX-12345 type contract codes.
    N meaning Naval, XS is the designation for supply and accounts which oversaw all contracting bureaus as follows:
    A- Aeronautics
    X-Supplies and Accounts
    Y- Yards and Docks
    R- Radio Division
    P- Naval Personnel
    S- Others
    M-Medicine and Surgery
    on and on
    Commonly seen contract numbers are NXSX
    NXSA
    NXSY
    NXSR
    and so on
    Noteworthy are the bureaus that contract through themselves.
    OA Aeronautics
    OY Yards and Docks
    OBS- Ships
    OP- Naval personnel
    ORD- Ordnance
    OM-Marine Corps
    TCG- Coast Guard
    US Navy stuff is rarely dated, only marked with the contract number, any date is month/day/and fiscal year contract was awarded, not the date of mfg.Thus N5XS would be 1945.
    16868 oct. 1942, 58, dec 42; 21747 jan 43 and so on.

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    Thanks very much Rene, could you give me the website for this info?..Thanks again..Pete...AKA Zwerge.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    You're welcome Pete

    It was obtained from here -
    Dating a US military uniform [Archive] - Gunboard's Forums
    also I've some the earlier blue foul weather gear with these contract letters

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    Thanks again.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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