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#US2024 USMC P41 Combat Utilities, Oliver J. Taborelli, WIA Okinawa 1945
Original WWII USMC P41 combat utility jacket that belonged to Oliver J. Taborelli.   The jacket is in salty well used condition, to include lots of staining typical of USMC uniforms and equipment that served in the pacific.  There is an abrasion to the lower right pocket.  The tunic is named to Oliver in the pocket and below the collar, it has been name stamped multiple times at different periods.  Oliver is documented serving with 3rd Battalion, 22nd Marines, 6the Marine Division of the Fleet Marine Force.  On 12 June 1945 Oliver was wounded in action when he received shrapnel to both thighs.  Casualty card with details is shown from archives but not included.  This is a great P41 coat with provenance to a Marine wounded in action.   $400

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#US2005 Very Rare USMC P41 Patch Pocket Trousers
Very rare USMC patch pocket trousers.  This is the earliest type of USMC P41 utility trousers, with patch pockets. These appear in period photos from the earliest offensive battles the U.S. Marine Corps during in WWII, but not many pairs still exist in collections today. The trousers are worn and issued condition, there is a bit of soiling and small stains but nothing serious. The bottom of one leg has frayed, probably from rubbing against the ground or a boot.  This pair of trousers at one point belonged to Western Costume Company, and they have applied their studio stamp inside the waste. Despite a few little blemishes, this is a great pair of trousers. Here is your chance to complete your Guadalcanal mannequin!  $500

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#SB14 7th Infanty Division Combat Rucksack Combat Grouping from the Aleutian Islands 
Interesting combat rucksack grouping to a soldier named 'Steele' of the 7th Infantry Division who took part in the amphibious assault on Attu Island, the western-most Japanese entrenchment in the Aleutian Islands.  While the initial landings were unopposed, the 7th Infantry Division fought the Japanese in an intense battle over the frozen tundra after pushing inland the day following the invasion. The group consists of the named rucksack to 'Steele' and markings 'HQ-53' over 'S' which is yet to be researched, as well his parka, balaclava, 7th Infantry Division patch, Kiska patch, two pairs of sun googles, and a captured Imperial Japanese Navy Petty Officer's cap badge. Very interesting combat rucksack grouping!  $450

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#SB8 Alaskan Defence Command Grouping to A.M. Machowicz Jr.
Alaskan Defence Command Grouping to T/4 A.M. Machowicz Jr. of the US Army Medical Corps. The lot consists of his Ike Jacket with 2nd Pattern Alaskan Defense Command Patch (1942 and later) positioned at the top of his left sleeve and the Aleutian Island patch on top of his right sleeve. On both sleeves is the rank badge of Technician Fourth Class. On his right lapel is the US collar disc and on the left lapel the stamped collar disc of the US Army Medical Corps. Over his left breast pocket are the medal ribbons of the (top left) Victory Medal, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ribbon, (bottom left) Asiatic Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal and American Campaign Medal. The Ike jacket also includes a pair of trousers with the last four digits in Machowicz’s serial number inked in. There is also a shirt with the 2nd Pattern ADC patch. To top off the group there is a complete WWII Liner, Helmet, Steel M-1 with MACHOWICZ stenciled in white across the front. There is no steel shell but it would be easy to locate one. Finally a complete set of T45 dog tags to Machowicz. Since he wears the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal ribbon and the Aleutian Islands patch, this indicates that he served as a follow up to the invasion forces that landed on Attu or Kiska between May and August 1943 in the Aleutian Island Campaign. $400

#SB10 U.S. Army Pullover Anorak with Kiska Task Force Patch
Rare WWII U.S. Army pullover anorak jacket in olive green with Kiska Task Force patch. Kiska patch appears to have snugged down well and is likely period applied.  The jacket and patch are both in excellent original condition without flaw.  A really nice uncommon jacket with desirable patch! $200

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#SB9 M43 Field Jacket worn by Colonel James C. Frank with incredible CBI Blood Chit
Impressive M43 field jacket worn by Colonel James C. Frank.  The jacket features and embossed leather name tag above the left chest pocket, with gold infill.  Inside the jacket the Colonel has hand sewn his silk China-Burma-India (CBI) blood chits numbered 22692 and 70074.  This is an all original untouched example, the blood chits show genuine wear that sinks right into the jacket exactly how they should be and there is no doubt the Colonel wore this jacket on operations.  A really impressive M43 jacket.  This is a very cool jacket that could be displayed nicely inside out!  $425
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#SB11 CBI Aerial Gunners Ike Jacket for a U.S. Army Air Forces Master Sergeant 
Nice China-Burma-India (CBI) aerial gunners Ike jacket with cap from U.S. Army Air Forces Master Sergeant who served in the Far East.  Complete with original applied CBI and 14th Air Force Flying Tigers patches.  Aerial gunners badge on right chest above the ribbon bar.  Ruptured duck patch applied above the right chest pocket for honourable service upon discharge at the end hostilities.   I was unable to find a name and have not researched this jacket. Nice original badged Ike jacket with cap! $125
#SB12 U.S. Army Sgt Khaki Utility Shirt with Kiska Task Force and IRTC patches
U.S. Army Sergeant's khaki utility shirt with Kiska Task Force patch, Infantry Replacement Training Centre (IRTC) patch, Sgt ranks, and Ruptured Duck for honourable service at the end of hostilities during WWII.   Very appealing shirt with all original period applied insignia. Cool shirt!  $85

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#JM1 US Army M1941 'Parsons' Field Jacket 
U.S. Army M1941 'Parsons' field jacket. I couldn't find any markings, but it's the perfect mannequin size. The condition is field worn, it has great character with some fading and light soiling and it has a great combat look to it. There are no repairs or damage aside from normal field use. The original zipper still works fine, and all buttons appear to be original sewn.  There is no signs of insignia ever being applied.  This is the perfect jacket for your US Army Soldier mannequin or USGI uniform collection.   $255

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USMC P42 Camo Utility Uniform Set
USMC P1942 frog camo utility jacket and trousers.  This is the earliest style frogskin uniform that saw widespread use by Marines during WWII. This is a great matching set with strong colours in a perfect mannequin size.  This exact tunic is published in Harlann Glenn's book 'United States Marine Corps Uniforms, Insignia, and Personal Items of World War II' on page 100. Additionally, when I bought this set, a note was included stating that it was used for one of the mannequins on the cover of his books.  The condition of the set is near excellent. It is lightly worn with a few spots of soiling/staining from use and there is one small mystery black stain on the trousers near the top of the waste.  The only notable damage is one of the trouser belt loops on the beach side has come undone at the bottom. After the war, Paramount Studios acquired a lot of genuine USMC gear and uniforms for films, which eventually fell into collector hands.  On the trousers, you can see a faint Paramount Studios costume department stamp near the waist on the beach side, as these trousers may have been used by the studio. These studio stamps are discussed in more detail in Alek Tulkoff's book 'Grunt Gear' on page 57. This is an iconic WWII uniform and would go well in any WWII or USMC collection.  It is really tough to find good matching USMC P42 camo utility uniform sets. *Sold*

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USMC P41 Tunic and Cap, UNIS 5th Division Iwo Jima
Exceptionally rare USMC P41 tunic and cap UNIS marked to a Marine of the 5th Division.  This is a real combat worn set from Iwo Jima full of character. These have always been incredibly tough to find on the loose. *Sold*

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USMC P41 Tunic mfg by Keystone C. & A. Mfg. Co.
Mint unissued USMC P41 combat tunic out of a Marines dufflebag that was split up on e-bay several years ago. This one would be virtually impossible to ever upgrade, never even washed and still has loose threads and the fragile original cheeseclothe tag.  Tunic is marked size 40 on the tag and also ink stamped '40' inside the tunic on the back.  Tag reads 'Keystone C. & A. Mfg. Co. Cont. No. NOm A2708 Dated Dec. 28, 1943 COATS, UTILITY Size 40'. Top example.  *Sold*