Small Grouping to a USS Hornet CV-12 Vet

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    Post by 1stDivVet on Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:47 pm

    Small grouping of 4 hats, a wool sweater, 2 belts and a pocket knife to a sailor on the USS Hornet in WW2. There may be a uniform in the future. The picker was going to ask next time he was up that way.

    Seaman 2nd Class John H Leary Jr. served late in the war. I found him leaving USS Hornet for 2 months of TDY duty with CASU-2 in late 45. He served in the Pacific, mostly during Occupation working on the carrier fleet's aircraft. During his spare time, He did a little artwork on a couple of his hats and didn't exactly follow regs marking the others.

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    Post by ripcord on Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 pm

    Nice pieces Finn..

    That sweater is a deck GOB sweater and I think it's still sold at base uniform stores.
    Dont think these have been issued for quite some time but they are still available for private purchase. Real ones are 100 % wool. Wore one on many a cold night watches..

    Those dixie cups are very creative , particularly the Hornet CV 12 one.

    There was also a Hornet CV 8 which was sunk in 1943..

    Good score; hope you get the rest...

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