U.S. WWII Navy Seabee Uniform Set & Original Foot Locker

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Original Items: Only one set available. Remember John Wayne’s 1941 Movie "The Fighting SeaBees"? Well, this soldier was one of them! The Seabees, or SeaBees, are the Construction Battalions (CBs) of the United States Navy. The Seabees have a storied history of accomplishing myriad construction and repair projects in a wide variety of military theaters originating in World War II. Their logo, says it all, a wrench in one hand and a machine gun in another.

Purchased from a little old lady, yes, literally, straight out of attic, still having the owner’s original railway express agency receipt dated November 18th 1946, documenting his return home.

This is a complete footlocker of Seaman "C. RUGGLES" complete with his WWII uniforms, underwear toiletry bag, caps, and even his swimming trunks! The railway receipt indicates that Claude Ruggles came from West Virginia. Maybe a relative of the pre war Movie actor Charlie Ruggles?

Included in this set are

• Two dark blue wool tunics with badges, medal ribbon, rank insignia, marked C. Ruggles.
• Two dark blue wool tunic without insignia, marked :CB: on cuff, clearly for everyday use, marked C. Ruggles.
• A white cotton tunic, marked C. Ruggles.
• A set of navy blue wool issue trousers, marked C. Ruggles.
• A knit issue wool pullover, marked C. Ruggles.
• A set of wool swim shorts, marked C. Ruggles.
• A wool knit cap.
• A silk neck scarf.
• A white cotton "pork pie" hat, Marked C.R
• A Navy Blue dress beret/tam o shanta with gold "U.S." hatband.
• Seaman Ruggles toiletry bag, marked C. Ruggles.
• Wood handle hairbrush & steel emery board.
• A biblical booklet
• A small change purse.
• A Railway Express Ticket dated November, 9th 1946

All of the above enclosed in Naval Issue Foot Locker with intact rubber (anti rot) handles in fine condition. This is an extremely interesting, totally set having been in storage since WWII, offered in very good untouched condition and totally un-researched.

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