Original U.S. WWII Marine Raider USMC First Marine Amphibious Corps (I MAC) Winter Service Dress Uniform - As Seen In Book

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This very First Marine Amphibious Corps Raider (I MAC) Winter Service Dress Uniform is featured on pages 206-207 of Sailors in Forrest Green; USN Personnel Attached to the USMC (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series) by Jeff Warner. In fact this uniform was purchased by IMA from the estate of Mr. Warner along with much of his personal collection.

The forest green Winter Service Uniform for Marine Corps enlisted men. Designed to replace the high closed collared World War I ear uniform in 1927, very little had changed in the preceding fifteen years. This uniform features a platoon sergeant's rank insignia worn under a First Marine Amphibious Corps II MAC) patch. Various specialty marks inside the diamond in the center of the I MAC p.itch denoted parachute, artillery, raider, aviation, barrage balloon. service & supply units. Formations falling under the First Marine Amphibious Corps were typically battalion strength but some regiments were under the command of I MAC as well. The patch is a a hand made I MAC Raider shoulder patch, probably manufactured overseas. The platoon sergeant insignia is typical of the World War II period. Forest green wool chevrons sewn to a scarlet red background with light khaki thread. (J. Warner)

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