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Imperial Japanese Navy Breast Insignia?

Article about: Have this IJN Insignia. I have seen conflicting information as to what it is. But the closest I can figure is that it is a WWII IJN Landing Craft/Assualt Boat Pilot Breast Patch or Seaborne

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    Default Imperial Japanese Navy Breast Insignia?

    Have this IJN Insignia. I have seen conflicting information as to what it is.

    But the closest I can figure is that it is a WWII IJN Landing Craft/Assualt Boat Pilot Breast Patch or Seaborne EM/NCO Breast Badge

    Any thoughts?

    Regards,

    Michael

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    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

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    I was hoping for a naked Japanese cutie with a tattoo on her chest.

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    Hi Micheal-san,

    It's actually a badge for IJA Seaborne troop Brest Badge (NCO).

    These badges were officially in used on 9th of May, 1944.

    Nice example.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    I was hoping for a naked Japanese cutie with a tattoo on her chest.
    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    Hi Micheal-san,

    It's actually a badge for IJA Seaborne troop Brest Badge (NCO).

    These badges were officially in used on 9th of May, 1944.

    Nice example.

    Cheers!
    Taka
    Steve: Now that would be nice but sorry. No dice!!

    Taka: Thanks! Know if these are common? I've never seen another one. Had a couple of extra $$ in my pocket and picked it up last year.

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Yes, they are very common, specially the EM/NCO ones.

    Like these:

    The Collector's Guild

    I like you example, by the way.

    Here is one bullion officer version. This one is not common at all.

    The Collector's Guild

    On uniform:

    The Collector's Guild

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Quote by SHINDENKAI View Post
    Yes, they are very common, specially the EM/NCO ones.

    Like these:

    I like you example, by the way.

    Here is one bullion officer version. This one is not common at all.

    Cheers!
    Taka
    Excellent. Thanks! Well the good news is that I spent MUCHO less than either of these prices. Under $20 but can't remember exactly.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    You are welcome, Michael-san.

    You did well for the amount you paid.

    Cheers!
    Taka

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    Yes these are quite common & often on eBay. Some think they were strictly for landing craft operators. My opinion is the seaborne troopers were army sailors. Like a cross between merchant marine & army navy. I believe they delivered supplies & transported war materials

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    Quote by Jareth View Post
    Yes these are quite common & often on eBay. Some think they were strictly for landing craft operators. My opinion is the seaborne troopers were army sailors. Like a cross between merchant marine & army navy. I believe they delivered supplies & transported war materials
    Thanks Jareth!

    For such a common badge, it's interesting there are still questions.

    Regards,

    Michael
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Hay MAP, Is there anything that you don't collect. And such a variety, from IJA insignia to WWII German late war plastic Spud Guns??

    Cheers MR

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