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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:11 pm

    While rumaging through a few clothing bins in the garage , I came up with these 2 old dusty  jumpers.

    One is an undressed blues jumper, the other, is a tailored  dress blues  jumper made in Yokosuka Japan..

    Both were extensively used by me way back then and show  my  rank/ rate insignia.

    The undress jumper was worn on watches and work details when a dress jumper was not required..

    Only real difference between dress and undress jumpers  is the lack of stars and stripes on the back flap and wrists.
    ( BTW, back flap is a carry over from ancient time  when sailors greased their hair into a ponytail ; it was used to keep the grease from staining  the nape,{ back of the neck } ).


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    Post by mylle on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:54 pm

    Cool, the dragon is very stylish. Cool
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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:21 pm

    Dragon is from the Phillipines, if I remember corectly. Came off another tailor made dress blues jumper..

    Young ripcord pointing at the camera for Italian Naval Aviation cadets aboard USS F D Roosevelt in Naples ..( 1975 )



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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:43 pm

    Love 'em!!! If you ever get rid of them let me know! I'm an old A/P and still find time to bend a wrench on a bird now and then. AMM is my favorite navy rate. No ship's tab on the right sleeve?

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    Post by ripcord on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:42 pm

    Thanks Fins,

    Those things have been in one or another box for the past 40 years..

    Insignia is for an ADJ3  or  Aviation Machinist Mate ; what is now an AD. Powerplants/ Fuel systems .
    I still occasinally turn a wrench myself, but only on old cars .

    I did notice that there are no ship, or  squadron tabs .
    Distinctly remember having at least one dress blues with a FITRON84  tab.
    This means there are more somewhere.. Very Happy

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    Post by Camonut314 on Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:45 am

    Very nice Smile You are now part of history.
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    Post by ripcord on Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:24 pm

    Ancient history, G   Very Happy

    Thanks,

    Would be great if other members might post jumpers that are  in their collections ( or boxes in the garage ).

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:46 pm

    I'll work on it. There's at least 30 in the basement dating from the civil war up. A few that come to mind are WW1 and 2 corpsman, aircrewman from the USS Wasp from around when she hit the USS Hobson, China sailor from the 30's, Polar Bear liberty cuffs, dragons, rainbow wave design, and one from a gunner's mate at the Bikini tests.

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