Title: LATE 1940'S ERA PHOTO OF WW2 MASTER TECHNICAL SERGEANT COMBAT VETERAN IN DRESS BLUES AND RIBBONS Description: A nice late 1940's USMC enlisted Master Technical Sergeant in his dress blues and dress cap. He is a combat veteran of the Pacific campaign with many ribbons. Folder is marked "MERIN STUDIOS PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA".
Size: 6" X 4" photo in a 6" x 9" holder
Item # 095
Title: WW2 P44 P1944 USMC REVERSIBLE CAMOUFLAGE PANTS / TROUSERS MINTY SZ 34 x 33 Description: A nice minty pair of trousers that appears and looks unused. Strong and vibrant colors suggests that it was never washed. It originally came with item #93 as a set. There is no outward signs of dirt, damage or wear. Trousers can be reversed to tropical frogskin to tropical tan. Like the kind worn during the Iwo Jima campaign. Buttons and all fittings retain 100% of the blackened color and work perfectly. Size stamping to the wasteband states "34-33". A wonderful coat in a decent size, these generally fit much larger than the size marked.
Item # 144
Title: WW2 USMC 30" WOOL SOUVENIR PENNANT "SAIPAIN" Description: A nice WW2 era souvenir pennant for the island campaign of "SAIPAN". Blue wool pennant with yellow lettering.
Item # 094
Title: WW2 P44 P1944 USMC REVERSIBLE CAMOUFLAGE COAT / JACKET MINTY SZ 38 Description: A nice minty coat that appears and looks unused. Strong and vibrant colors suggests that it was never washed. The coat originally came with the pants in item #94. There is no outward signs of dirt, damage or wear. Coat can be reversed to tropical frogskin to tropical tan. Like the kind worn during the Iwo Jima campaign. Buttons and all fittings retain 100% of the blackened color and work perfectly. Size stampings to tan side rear neck, armpits and along the sides. A wonderful coat in a decent size, these generally fit much larger than the size marked.
Title: WW2 PARAMARINE PARATROOPER JUMP WING INSIGNIA PINBACK NS MEYER Description: Fine detailed, marked "N.S. MEYER INC. NEW YORK" with shield and 9/M mark. Pinbacked.
Item # 146
Title: WW2 USMC NAMED 4TH MARINE DIVISION SERVICE UNIFORM IWO JIMA VETERAN WITH GREAT HISTORY Description:An original Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Tinian combat veteran named uniform. Named and identified to Corporal Lawrence D. Gardner. Gardner was map maker/ photographer/ map interpreter assistant to LtCol Nelson K Brown, serving with HQ Service Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division. On Iwo Jima, he landed on Orange Beach in the 12th wave amongst dead bodies and carnage. There is a great 1hr 30min video of him recalling his experiences on the internet for an oral history project. I have provided the link here: https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/28901
There are not too many uniforms around with a docummented video of the vet's experiences. I have also included photos of a synopsis of the video provided on the web page. He was born in Illinois and enlisted in 1942. The uniform has some moth nips, it is named in sleeve, with a 1942 date in the other sleeve. Comes with belt, side cap and named trousers.
Item # 106
Title: WW2 ERA USMC NECK TIE OR FIELD SCARVE Description: WW2 era cotton khaki "neck scarf" or tie. Came out of a footlocker of a Marine entering service in 1945. There are no markings on this example, which is actually tough to find, as this was a mandatory marked piece of gear for inspections.
Item # 145
Title: WW2 USMC 30" WOOL SOUVENIR PENNANT "TARAWA" Description: A nice WW2 era souvenir pennant for the island campaign of "TARAWA". Red wool pennant with yellow lettering.
Item # 104
Title: WW2 USMC GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL Description: WW2 era USMC Good Conduct Medal. No engraving and no number.
Item # 089
Title: WW2 USMC SERGEANT'S SERVICE CHEVRON SET, SCRAPBOOK REMOVED Description: A very nice set of Sergeant rank chevrons from the WW2 period. Have slight paper residue from having been removed from an album.