What was dating like during ww2
An advantage of rate collecting is, to my understanding, is there are few reproductions out there.
Some exist, for the hard to find ratings that command a premium price.
This means, for Navy, you REALLY, need to know what youre looking at. Just an example about applied chevrons, cleaned up the edges of the photos, but here are two recent snags from e bay..
At first glance they might appear to both be WW2 vintage, but, a minor change was made in 1948 when the USN ratings were revised.
Another example is that I have a Chief Signalman uniform. The rate was originally a right arm rate, but in 1948 was abolished. Same with the Aviation Anti Aircraft Gunner Qualification badge.
In 1958, it was re established, with the crow on the left sleeve. They continued in use post was, until the Navy had no more Turreted airplanes. But most were made in WW2, just not used until later.
I know some are dated but I would really appreciate any information on how to identify WW2 rates. First off, you have to know what ratings are WWII and which are post-war.Nora suddenly left us on our way to lunch because she knew Lloyd wanted to be with me." That simple lunch in 1943 launched Ellen on a great adventure that culminated in her leaving home and family to make a new life in America.Ellen joined a million other English, European, and Asian women who married US servicemen. Precise totals are hard to determine, but between the years 19, about one million American soldiers married foreign women from 50 different countries.My understanding is that change happened in the 1920s to 1930s.I have dated rates from the 1930s that have the WWII style eagle.