Original U.S. WWII USMC Seaman First Carpenter's Mate Winter Service Uniform Coat - As Seen in Book

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is an original USMC Seaman First Carpenter's Mate Winter Service Uniform Coat). This very jacket is featured on page 188 in the book Sailors in Forest Green; USN Personnel Attached to the USMC by Jeff Warner. In fact this jacket was purchased by IMA from the estate of Mr. Warner along with much of his personal collection

Note the Navy carpenter's mate striker mark worn between the elbow and shoulder and the "CB" distinguishing mark worn between the wrist and elbow. per regulations. Both insignia are in red on forest green to match the Marine uniform. The CB distinguishing mark was manufactured within a diamond shape and with the letters "CB" alone. Both of these insignia were replaced with the color Seabees shoulder patch in 1944.

The blue shoulder seam stripe attached to the Marine uniform is somewhat unusual. Ordinarily. this stripe was omitted from USMC uniforms. Additionally. USMC uniforms were not designed with buttoned cuffs as on Navy jumpers or the seaman cuff stripes were not usually worn on the USMC uniform either.

A reconstruction photograph of a seaman first (carpenter's mate striker) wearing the USMC service uniform. (J. Warner).

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to Shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 23"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17"
Chest width: 18"
Waist width: 17"
Hip width: 20
Front length: 33"
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