Great and rare WW2 issue USMC Enlisted Wool Tunic and jacket of a marine in great condition. The jacket is dated 1942/1943 into the left sleeve shoulder lining as it should be, size 5. The insignia is early war (screw back). The jacket has a patch of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. This unit saw dramatic actions in WW2, experiencing heavy combat. All of the Marine Corps buttons are present, with correct EGA's on the collars, and machine-sewn red wool Corporal chevron on the sleeve. Attached is a photo of a private wearing a similar uniform.
The jacket is complete with all its buttons and is also fitted with a ''ruptured duck'' insigniaillustrating the fact that the corporal did his duties accordingly and was honorfully discharged following the end of WW2.
Jacket has a great patina, a real veteran jacket!, see photo's.
Great and rare 100% original item for your US(MC) WW2 collection!
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History of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing is an aviation unit of the United States Marine Corps that serves as the Aviation Combat Element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. The wing is headquartered at Camp Foster on the island of Okinawa, Japan. Activated in 1940, the wing has seen heavy combat operations during World War II.
In late 1940, Congress authorized a naval air fleet of fifteen thousand aircraft. The Marine Corps was allotted a percentage of these planes to be formed into 2 air wings with 32 operational squadrons. On the advice of Navy and Marine advisors returning from observing the war in Europe these numbers were doubled very soon after. It was under this expansion program that the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing was activated at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, on July 7, 1941. The First Marine Aircraft Group which was the largest east coast aviation unit in the Marines at the time, became its first component. Although a new wing, it is considered an unofficial descendant of the Northern Bombing Group of World War I.
Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the wing transferred to Naval Air Station San Diego, California, on December 10, 1941, and then to Camp Kearny on December 31. The first deployment for 1st MAW came in August 1942 when forward elements of the Wing arrived on Guadalcanal and made up the Cactus Air Force supporting the 1st Marine Division during the Battle of Guadalcanal.
- 1st Vleugel van Mariene Vliegtuigen - Pacific - Guedalcanal
- Land van herkomst
- Verenigde Staten
- Zeldzame WW2 USMC Enlisted Man Wool Corporal Tunic (jas + broek)
- Fabricage jaar
- Origineel/ Replica
- In goede staat
- Met certificaat van echtheid