Original U.S. WWII USN Landing Craft Crewman N-1 Jacket with Overalls - As Seen in Book

Item Description

Original Items: Only One Set Available. This very jacket is featured on page 98 in the book U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series: U. S. Naval Amphibious Forces, Volume 3 by Jeff Warner. In fact this set was purchased by IMA from the estate of Mr. Warner along with much of his personal collection.

The uniform of an LCVP crewman during the Rhine river crossing operation. An eclectic mix of Army and Navy clothing was used by boat crews at this time however, the N-1 series of cold/wet weather outfits seems to be the most common. The N-1 jacket and trousers seen here are worn over an Army o.d. wool shirt and trousers. The back of this N-1 jacket is marked Navy" in large black letters. (J. Warner)

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to Shoulder: 12"
Shoulder to Sleeve: 23.5"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20"
Chest width: 21"
Waist width: 21"
Hip width: 21"
Front length: 28"

Chest: 19"
Waist: 32"
Inseam: 28"

The landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a roughly platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots (17 km/h). Men generally entered the boat by climbing down a cargo net hung from the side of their troop transport; they exited by charging down the boat's lowered bow ramp.
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