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U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series - 6 Volume Set


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Volume 1 - Sailors in Forest Green: USN Personnel Attached to the USMC

A detailed examination of the uniforms and equipment used by Navy personnel attached to the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Navy hospital corpsmen, Seabees, combat photographers, demolitions experts, and many other Navy specialists served with USMC units from 1941-1945. This subject is often overlooked today. Sailors in Forest Green is the first book of its kind to address this previously unexplored and fascinating topic. It is lavishly illustrated with over 800 previously unpublished archival and contemporary photographs, documents, and dramatic reconstructions. Both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps uniforms are highlighted, including officer and enlisted dress uniforms and insignia, combat and fatigue uniforms, camouflage, field gear and experimental equipment. Additionally, gas masks, medical supplies, and explosives are featured as well.

Volume 2 - U. S. Naval Aviation Flying Clothing and Gear

Covers every aspect of aviation related uniforms and equipment used by the American Navy during World War II. Chapters in this volume include; pre-war naval aviation and training, survival equipment and aircraft carrier based aviation as well as parachute riggers, photographers, air gunners, fighter and bomber crews, USMC and more. Flying jackets, helmets and parachute systems are highlighted in addition to class-A dress uniforms and insignia. Informative wartime documents and catalog excerpts are reproduced here for the first time and hundreds of original unpublished archive photographs chronicle U.S. Navy aviation from 1941-1945. Original uniform ensembles are showcased in full-color contemporary recreations, many of them in and around authentic World War II aircraft.

Volume 3 - U. S. Naval Amphibious Forces

A detailed examination of the uniforms and equipment used by elite and specialty units of the American Navy during World War II. Collectors and history scholars will marvel at the array of previously unpublished text and imagery covering such elusive subjects as pre-war landing parties, the Seabees, Naval Beach Battalions, Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams. Obscure and little known specialties are also highlighted including Scouts and Raiders, Beach Jumpers, Shore Fire Control Parties, Hard-Hat Salvage Divers and more. Hundreds of rare and exceptional artifacts are showcased in addition to complete original uniforms modeled in realistic settings with accurate descriptions of their wartime use. Condensed unit histories of the Seabee battalions, beach battalions, UDT teams and NCDU teams are also cataloged for the first time in one volume.

Volume 4 - U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1940-1942

Examines the clothing, equipment and accoutrements used by the United States Navy through the early years of World War II. Beginning with the pre-war lineage of U.S. Navy uniforms in the 1920s, this volume chronologically documents Midshipmen's uniforms, recruit training and issue items including sea bag layouts and hammocks, with over 800 original and contemporary images. Wartime U.S. Navy insignia worn by commissioned officers, warrant officers and chief petty officers is featured with concise descriptions and detailed photographs. Additionally, a complete catalog of enlisted men's rating badges and distinguishing marks are showcased in brilliant full color with detailed and informative captions.Includes the complete 1941 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations with all wartime changes and amendments on CD-ROM.

Volume 5 - U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1943-1946

A detailed study of the traditional sack coat, frock coat, and jumper/bellbottom trouser uniforms worn by the American Navy throughout World War II. Additionally, cold weather outfits, khakis, dungarees and working uniforms worn by Seabees, beach battalions and shore parties are highlighted. With over 1,200 previously unpublished contemporary and archival illustrations, documents and reconstructions, this is truly an epic volume. Special focus is devoted to rare and unusual tailor made uniforms featuring "liberty cuffs" and custom embroidery. Original experimental uniforms tested in 1946 are featured for the first time in any reference book. Also included are women's WAVE, Nurse Corps and Flight Nurse uniforms with heretofore unequaled coverage. Includes the complete 1941 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations with all wartime changes and amendments on CD-ROM.

Volume 6 - Weapons, Equipment, Insignia: Submarine Service, PT Boats, Coast Guard, Other Sea Services

Chronicles previously unpublished topics, including the uniforms and equipment of the submarine force, PT boat squadrons, mine warfare men, gun crews, signalmen, and more. In addition, never-before addressed subjects including the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Samoan Fita-Fita are examined. Clothing, accoutrements, insignia, small arms, knives, life jackets, novelty items and sweetheart jewelry are all covered.

  • Model: D-9D24B-552
  • Shipping Weight: 35lbs


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