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    Posted 10 years ago

    ttomtucker
    (303 items)

    My dad hauled this footlocker around since 1943 when he made Chief Mineman and he retired in 1960. Sometime in the fifties the rating for CMN was changed to MNC Mineman Chief. I'm not sure of the wood, but it could be plain old plywood.

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    1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 10 years ago
      I remember seeing one of those at my grandfather's some time ago.
    2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Thanks Bogie, Savoychina, VikingFan
    3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 10 years ago
      I see he managed to 'relocate' a U.S. Navy lock (grins)
    4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 9 years ago
      Thanks you pop_abides good old US Navy lock that found it's way to this locker!!!
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 9 years ago
      Thank you miKKoChristmas11
    6. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      This is wonderful ttom that you have your dads foot locker ! Love it ! And thanks so much for all your help on my unknown solider's I have posted . I will keep history with it :-)
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 9 years ago
      i love that plywood! i have a few plywood boxes which i like, but the wood grain in yours is really great.
    8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 9 years ago
      Thank you Manikin and ho2cultcha
    9. haener12, 3 years ago
      Hi Tom! My grandpa (who died in 1981) had an identical chest and my mom has been holding on to since his death. We are now trying to find out more information on the chest. We don't know much about my Grandpa's war experience but we do know that he was a Lieutenant Commander in the Pacific from 1942-1945. Do you know why some were given a larger chest than the standard footlocker? Any information that you have on Navy chest's like these would be greatly appreciated.
    10. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
      Haener12, I don't have whole lot of information on my dad's foot locker. He had it when he came back from Brisbane, Australia in 1945. I heard it was made by the sailors on his crew from left over plywood from PT boats. I believe chiefs and officers could have larger foot lockers because of there uniforms were not the fold up type to fit in a duffel bag like lower rating sailors. It one of those things I didn't ask my dad when I was growing up, sad. I don't know where it will go after me, I have two daughters that don't show interest in there grandfather footlocker.

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