FA: WWII US Army Mstr Sgt Uniform Grouping, Medals + More
- From: "fishnet" <fishnet@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:54:28 -0400
WWII US Army Mstr Sgt Uniform Grouping, Medals + More
This is a WWII US Army Grouping from a Master Sergeant who served in the
Pacific. It is all in excellent +, like new condition and includes Ike
Jacket, trousers, hats, ties, shirts, socks, pins/medals, dog tags, Pay
Books, Duffle Bag and more. This came from the Veterans family and is being
offered as a grouping. The grouping is guaranteed original and not messed
with. The patches look brand new. The family said he never wore the Ike
jacket and trousers and kept it in the duffle bag (looking at it, I would
definitely agree). The following is a listing of the set:
1) Ike Jacket - Size 36 R (has the size tag and also stamped) Having
enlisted (US) and (Engineers) brass round collar devices. Each sleeve has
Master Sgt Stripes. The left shoulder patch has the Army 24th XXIV Corps
Patch. The right shoulder has the 10th Army Patch. There is one (Overseas)
stripe at the bottom of the left sleeve. Ruptured duck patch above the right
pocket. Above the left pocket are the ribbon bars for (Asiatic Pacific
Campaign, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign, and WWII Victory Medal).
The inside pocket has the quartermaster tag dated (April 14, 1945). Near
mint condition with no holes, tears, stains, wear, or any other defects. The
patches look like new. All buttons present. The quartermaster tag and size
tag even look new with no stains or fraying.
2) Trousers - Wait 32/Length 33 (tag). Again, look brand new and extremely
clean inside and out. 4-button up front fly. Quartermaster tag on inside
pocket with date of (March 26, 1945). Quartermaster tag and size tag look
new with no wear, fraying, or stains. The trousers have OD elastic
suspenders (never seen this before). No wear, stains, holes, tears, or any
other damage to the trousers. All buttons present.
3) 2 Long Sleeve Shirts - One is OD wool and the other one is Tan Cotton.
The wool shirt has a tag size (14 ½ x 32). The tan shirt has a stamp size
(14 ½ x 33). The wool shirt is in excellent condition with no holes, tears,
or stains. The tan shirt has some staining and a couple of small holes at
the bottom sleeve as if it was packed against something dirty and got
caught. This could most likely be washed or dry cleaned. All buttons present
on both shirts.
4) 2 Ties - One is tan cotton cloth and the other is tan wool cloth.
5) 2 Overseas Caps - One is OD wool and the other is Tan cotton. The wool
hat has the cloth tag with Size (7) and dated (13 Sept. 1944). Looks brand
new and never worn. No sweat stains on the inside and the quartermaster tag
looks new with no stains or fraying. The tan cloth hat has a red/white
piping on the edge. Both hats in excellent condition with no holes or tears.
6) 2 Pair of Socks - One pair is tan silk for dress; the other pair is OD
green wool. Both have a couple of small (looks to be) moth holes.
7) Web Belt/Metal Buckle - Brand new belt (looks to never been used).
Stamped on the backside, (U.S. J.Q. M.D. 1942). Belt measures 35 inches
8) Extra Set of Master Sgt Patches
9) Medals/Pins - Two full size medals (Victory Medal and Good Conduct) +
extra Ribbon Bars of these medals. Both are WWII vintage (not new ones).
Also Good Conduct Lapel Pin and Ruptured Duck Lapel Pin. The family couldn't
find the other two medals (if they find them, I will send them to the
10) Dog Tag
11) Soldiers Individual Pay Record Book + more - The book has entries having
his name, Army Service Number, his insurance allotments, next of kin,
Immunizations, and other information.
12) Duffle Bag - having his name and Army Service Number stenciled on it.
This is a really nice grouping in a condition that cannot be upgraded.
Preliminary research I have done indicates the During the battle of Okinawa,
the 10th Army consisted of the XXIV Corps of the US Army and V Amphibious
Corps of the USMC. In all, the 10th Army surrered 65, 631 casualties during
the campaign, with 34,736 being suffered by the XXIV Corps. As it turned
out, Okinawa turned out to be the only campaign that the 10th Army would
take part in during WWII. It was slated to take part in Operation Coronet,
the second phase of the invasion of Japan, but the dropping of the atomic
bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and subsequent Japanese surrender, obviated
the need to invade Japan.
The XXIV Corps was activated at Fort Shafter, Hawaii on April 8, 1944. The
unit participated in the invasion of Leyte in the Philippine Islands on
October 20, 1944, with the 7th Infantry Division and the 96th Infantry
Division. From April 1 to June 30, 1945, the XXIV Corps participated in the
invasion of Okinawa. In September 1945, after the surrender of Japan, the
XXIV Corps moved to Korea where it remained on occupation duty until it
deactivation on January 25, 1949.
All research material will be included in the grouping. This is a nice
beginning for further research.
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