Moving up from induction: USN dress jumper rank in WW2

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    Moving up from induction: USN dress jumper rank in WW2

    Post by 1stDivVet on Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:51 pm

    Here's a few examples of WW2 era dress jumpers showing the enlisted rank of WW2.

    Apprentice Seaman: You earned this early in basic. Rank was a single white stripe on the cuff.


    Seaman 2nd Class: Most recruits had this rate upon graduation of basic and A school. It consisted of 2 white stripes on the cuff.


    Seaman 1st Class: Some sailors had earned this by completion of A school. It was the last rate before Petty Officer. It consisted of 3 white stripes on the cuff.


    Petty officer 3rd Class: 1st of the NCO class. Consists of a Crow, rating, and a single red chevron. They are refured to as a Petty Officer except for the 3rd Class Boatswain's Mate which is traditionally called a Coxswain.

    3rd Class Aviation Radioman/Arial Gunner


    Coxswain


    Petty Officer 2nd Class: 2nd of the NCO class. Consists of a Crow, rating, and a two red chevrons. They are also refured to as a Petty Officer.

    2nd Class Sonarman


    Petty Officer 1st Class: 3rd of the NCO class. Consists of a Crow, rating, and a three red chevrons. They are also refured to as a Petty Officer.

    1st Class Constructionman


    The last enlisted rate was Chief Petty Officer. Called "Chief". They wore the officer type uniforms with Chief's rate. I'll do them in another thread.
    The stripes often seen on the shoulders, red and white, signified either 'Deck' branch or 'Fireman' branch. The first 3 ranks are different for firemen. IIRC, it goes 3rd Class, 2nd Class, Fireman. These were guys who worked in the engine room,and some of the engineering and machine shops. Deck rates were gunners, boatswains, signalmen, topside types.

    Deck rated


    Fireman rated


    Hope you all enjoyed this and find it usefull.

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    Re: Moving up from induction: USN dress jumper rank in WW2

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:53 pm

    Wow, room behind jumpers caught my attention. You have TONS of stuff!


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    Re: Moving up from induction: USN dress jumper rank in WW2

    Post by AndrewA74 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:26 pm

    Nice Aerial Jumper! It reminds me of what my Grandfather would have worn.
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