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USN Shirt WW2

Article about: No problem Rene, always glad to help. That is a AM Aviation Structural Mechanic rating.

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    G'day All

    I have just acquired this one today and have no idea on the insignia
    Anybody there to help?
    is it carrier based?

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    René, that is a AZ Aviation Maintenance Administrationman's rate insignia. The owner could have been carrier or shore based, stateside or overseas.

    Rich

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    Along with what radonovan said the "shirt" is refered to as a watch jumper when it does not have the 3 stripes and 2 stars on the flap and an open unbuttoned cuff. The blue ones were working or "watch" jumpers above deck in colder areas. Dungarees ( denim ) for tropical climes. During WWII and just after, the 3 rank designations of E1, E2, and E3 were indicated by the number of corresponding stripes on the cuff of dress jumpers rather than a 3 stripe sleeve patch as shown on the watch jumper. If you were working in a certain designation such as aviation boatswains mate etc. you wore a patch similar to the one under the 3 stripes shown on the watch jumper , commonly referred to as a strikers patch. They were also worn on the lower right sleeve of the blue and white dress jumpers.
    Damn I sure got wordy when I was just going to post a short comment.

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    Quote by radonovan View Post
    René, that is a AZ Aviation Maintenance Administrationman's rate insignia. The owner could have been carrier or shore based, stateside or overseas.

    Rich
    Thank You kindly Rich

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Along with what radonovan said the "shirt" is refered to as a watch jumper when it does not have the 3 stripes and 2 stars on the flap and an open unbuttoned cuff. The blue ones were working or "watch" jumpers above deck in colder areas. Dungarees ( denim ) for tropical climes. During WWII and just after, the 3 rank designations of E1, E2, and E3 were indicated by the number of corresponding stripes on the cuff of dress jumpers rather than a 3 stripe sleeve patch as shown on the watch jumper. If you were working in a certain designation such as aviation boatswains mate etc. you wore a patch similar to the one under the 3 stripes shown on the watch jumper , commonly referred to as a strikers patch. They were also worn on the lower right sleeve of the blue and white dress jumpers.
    Damn I sure got wordy when I was just going to post a short comment.
    Great Work on your short note SteveR

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    One more I can't identify

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    Storekeeper!

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    Quote by radonovan View Post
    Storekeeper!
    Thanks again Rich USN is definitely not one of my strong points even though I still collect whatever comes my way

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    You're welcome René. I'm always glad to help if and when I can.

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    One more Guys as I've said I have no clue

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