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Article about: I just got these 2 US Navy jumpers in the mail today. One appears to be from WW2 as it has a "ruptured duck" emblem, as well as an interior that I've seen before. The other jumper

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    I just got these 2 US Navy jumpers in the mail today. One appears to be from WW2 as it has a "ruptured duck" emblem, as well as an interior that I've seen before. The other jumper I'm not quite sure about. It has a Naval Factory tag on the back while the first jumper with the "ruptured duck" has no tag that I've found. On the second jumper it also appears that the sleeve patch has been replaced at some point. Any info on these would be much appreciated since I decided to take the chance on them, thanks!

    Here's the first jumper:

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    Here's the second jumper:


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    I can also upload more detailed pictures if it helps I know this type of uniform stayed consistent post war so am hoping to find out whether both of these are WW2 era or post war

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    I'm loving the first jumper certainly a sea going WW2 set, I reckon the other is WW2 also.
    I have a bunch of these and for me it's tough subject struggling to find others in my photo archive! My QMD isn't easy to access my junk
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    just a FYI some of these rank patches are dated and sometimes have sweetheart stuff sewn in! a couple I have (no sweetheart stuff)
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    Awesome, thank you for the help and info! I just got the Medic/Pharmacists jumper yesterday but haven't had time to take any pictures of it yet. It has no white stripes on the cuffs and "hood" (idk what that flap around the neck is called haha), the arm patch is also on the left sleeve rather than the right sleeve. I'll do my best to try to get some pictures of it uploaded tonight

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    Apologies for the poor quality pictures. This is the newest jumper that I got yesterday evening. It defenitly appears old; however, I’m confused as to why the arm patch is on the opposite sleeve from the other 2 jumpers shown above. Was the uniform changed at some point where the patches switched sleeves?

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    That's a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class WW2, Corpsman this could also be one who served with the USMC
    see here-
    USN WW2 Enlisted Rates: Special Branch

    Here's a USMC one I have, also a Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class. Also on the left.
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    Now I found a couple of pictures of tags (I can't remember from which jumper!) This is where I'm lost on dating them I did see a 60's dated one at my local disposals store and shamefully I didn't buy it!! or take a shot!!!!
    I'm assuming the second is post ww2 as it hasn't a NXsx type code
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    Beach landing patch again a lefty WW2
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    Thanks for the info! So what should I be looking for on the tags to determine if they're WW2 or post war? 2 of the 3 jumpers I purchased have tags while 1 has no tag and no evidence of having a tag there at all unless I'm missing it

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