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Post  Gina_Costina on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:32 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-1940s-VARGA-GIRL-Painted-Jacket-M-65-Original-WOW_W0QQitemZ230368461398QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVintage_Men_s_Clothing?hash=item35a307c256&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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Post  Guest on Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:58 am

Very odd. It looks like it's been converted into an "Ike-style" jacket, as was commonplace amongst officers towards the end of the War (they converted their 4-pocket chocolates to this type of configuration). It's got the spray painted insignia of the 1st Marine Division too, which is odd since I don't think they had M43s - surely they'd have been issued P44s by then? It's not my area of expertise though, I'll leave it to the Navy boys to confirm that!

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Post  samharris45 on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:18 pm

You do see Marines on occupation duty wearing items like that. There is a pic I will try and get it scanned.

That is a very nice item!

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