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Posted 3 years ago

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electobacco
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Here is one for all of the military collectors out there! The hat has a business card on the inside in what seems to be a plastic sleeve for some type of driving/tour guide service in Jamaica. Does anyone know why this would be here? And on the back it seems is the name of the officer, his address, and how he can be reached through the military. Was this common practice? Also I would appreciate if someone can confirm this as being an Ensign Navy Officer Hat from WWII. If anyone can assist me on this cool. If not no big deal. Thank you so much in advance. Also thank you all for looking and have a blessed remainder of the week my friends! : )

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Everything looks good for it being WW2 era or soon after.

    Name and address in the hat is still done today.

    He served in VPB-32 a Navy Patrol Squadron. They had that designation from OCT 44 until MAY 46. Here is a history on the unit:

    http://www.vpnavy.com/vp5f_history.html

    Scott
  2. bymorestuffga bymorestuffga, 3 years ago
    This not so old VP'r likes it!
    (VP23 Seahawks 1983-1986)
  3. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for the information scottvez! Your knowledge of war related artifacts amazes me!! I will have to check the site out. Thank you again and take care my friend....
  4. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thank you as well for enjoying the post Mrj303....
  5. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    bymorestuffga I appreciate the post and I really am not sure what you are trying to say though. Could you please be more specific. If not no big deal. There is no doubt about this being from the timeframe as mentioned above.
  6. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the like timb and love BELLIN!! : )
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Charles J Stang Jr served in the US Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was born in Sandusky, OH on Dec 25, 1919 and passed away March 25, 2010. The cover on the hat looks to be green. The Navy forrestry green uniform was used by naval avaition group.
  8. electobacco electobacco, 3 years ago
    ttomtucker you are awesome. How do you find out this type of information? I really appreciate you making me aware of this. Thanks for the love as well to you and packrat on this item... : )
  9. LanceG LanceG, 11 months ago
    This is a very neat hat. I love that he chose to write his identifying information on the back of a card for a Jamaican cab driver - that just adds to the story. The Myrtle bank hotel is lovely- maybe he took some leave there? Or maybe he did a port call in Kingston?

    http://www.jamaicans.com/gallery/nostalgia/Myrtle_Bank_Hotel_Kingston

    Thanks for sharing!

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