U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1940-1942 (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series)

U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1940-1942 (U.S. Navy

Volume four in the series, this is the first book of its kind to examine the clothing, equipment and accoutrements used by the United States Navy through the early years of World War II. Beginning with the pre-war lineage of U.S. Navy uniforms in the 1920s, this volume chronologically documents Midshipmen's uniforms, recruit training and issue items including sea bag layouts and hammocks, with over 800 original and contemporary images. Wartime U.S. Navy insignia worn by commissioned officers, warrant officers and chief petty officers is featured with concise descriptions and detailed photographs. Additionally, a complete catalog of enlisted men's rating badges and distinguishing marks are showcased in brilliant full color with detailed and informative captions. As a bonus, the complete 1941 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations with all wartime changes and amendments is included on CD-ROM.

  • ASIN: 0764325833

U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series: Weapons, Equipment, Insignia: Submarine Service, PT Boats, Coast Guard, Other Sea Services

U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series:

Like its predecessors in the series, this book is an epic chronicle of previously unpublished topics, including the uniforms and equipment of the submarine force, PT boat squadrons, mine warfare men, gun crews, signalmen, and more. In addition, never-before addressed subjects including the U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Public Health Service, Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Samoan Fita-Fita are examined. Clothing, accoutrements, insignia, small arms, knives, life jackets, novelty items and sweetheart jewelry are all covered.

  • ASIN: 0764329227

Complete Guide to United States Navy Medals, Badges and Insignia: World War II to Present

Complete Guide to United States Navy Medals, Badges

This is the only book in the world covering all U.S. Navy awards. Compiled by James G. Thompson, Complete Guide To United States Navy Medals, Badges And Insignia World War II To Present is a detailed catalogue of Navy medals and ribbons, commonly awarded foreign and UN medals, all Navy insignia from World War II to the present, enlisted specialty marks and much more. Black-and-white and color diagrams or photographs of each medal, badge, ribbon, insignia and ratings make this a first-rate, no-error guide for identification and recognition. With a Complete order of precedence in colour for all Navy awards it also includes details on wear, display and claiming of U.S. Military medals, with all ratings and rank described. An outstanding reference, Complete Guide To United States Navy Medals, Badges And Insignia World War II To Present is a core addition to military history reference and resource collections. About the Author James G. Thompson is a leading military collector and historian, specializing in American armed forces.

  • ASIN: 1884452523

U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1943-1946 (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series)

U.S. Navy Uniforms and Insignia 1943-1946 (U.S. Navy

Volume five in the series, this book provides a detailed study of the traditional sack coat, frock coat, and jumper/bellbottom trouser uniforms worn by the American Navy throughout World War II. Additionally, cold weather outfits, khakis, dungarees and working uniforms worn by Seabees, beach battalions and shore parties are highlighted. With over 1,200 previously unpublished contemporary and archival illustrations, documents and reconstructions, this is truly an epic volume. Special focus is devoted to rare and unusual tailor made uniforms featuring "liberty cuffs" and custom embroidery. Original experimental uniforms tested in 1946 are featured for the first time in any reference book. Also included are women's WAVE, Nurse Corps and Flight Nurse uniforms with heretofore unequaled coverage. As a bonus, the complete 1941 U.S. Navy Uniform Regulations with all wartime changes and amendments is included on CD-ROM.

  • ASIN: 0764325841

Uniform Regulations United States Navy: Together With Uniform Regulations Common to Both Navy and Marine Corps (Classic Reprint)

Uniform Regulations United States Navy: Together With Uniform

Plate 20. Blue dress, chief petty officer and boatswains mate. 20a. Blue undress, seaman. 21. White dress, chief petty officer. 22. White dress, seaman. 23. White undress, seaman. 24. Dungarees. 25. Overcoat, seaman and chief petty officer. 26. Rain clothes, seaman and petty officer. 27. Rating badges, blue. 28,29. Specialty and distinguishing marks. 30. Naval reserve force cap device and button.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org

  • ASIN: B0095LRHKG

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute

#1 New York Times bestseller | Amazon "Best Books of the Month"A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America’s military veterans.  With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.    Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.     Our men and women in uniform have faced down enemies, liberated millions, and in doing so showed the true compassion of our nation. Often, they return home with injuries—both visible and invisible—that intensify the challenges of transitioning into civilian life. In addition to these burdens, research shows a civilian-military divide. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they have little understanding of the issues facing veterans, and veterans agree: eighty-four percent say that the public has "little awareness" of the issues facing them and their families.   Each pain...

  • Brand: CROWN
  • ASIN: 0804189765

D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion

D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy

Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's most incredible photographs. Although it took a multinational coalition to conduct World War II's amphibious D-Day landings, the US military made a major contribution to the operation that created mighty American legends and unforgettable heroes. In D-Day: A Photographic History of the Normandy Invasion, WWI historian Martin K. A. Morgan presents 450 of the most compelling and dramatic photographs captured in northern France during the first day and week of its liberation. With eight chapters of place-setting author introductions, riveting period imagery, and highly detailed explanatory captions, Morgan offers anyone interested in D-Day a fresh look at a campaign that was fought seven decades ago, yet remains the object of unwavering interest to this day. While some of these images are familiar, they have been treated anonymously for far too long and haven't been placed within the proper context of time or place. Many others have never been published before. Together, these photographs reveal minute details about weapons, uniforms, and equipment, while simultaneously narrating an intimate human story of triumph, tragedy, and sacrifice. From Omaha Beach to Utah, from Sainte-Mère-Église to Pointe du Hoc,D-Day...

  • ASIN: 0785836926

U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series: U. S. Naval Amphibious Forces

U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II

Volume Three in the series, this book is a detailed examination of the uniforms and equipment used by elite and specialty units of the American Navy during World War II. Collectors and history scholars will marvel at the array of previously unpublished text and imagery covering such elusive subjects as pre-war landing parties, the Seabees, Naval Beach Battalions, Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams. Obscure and little known specialties are also highlighted including Scouts and Raiders, Beach Jumpers, Shore Fire Control Parties, Hard-Hat Salvage Divers and more. Hundreds of rare and exceptional artifacts are showcased in addition to complete original uniforms modeled in realistic settings with accurate descriptions of their wartime use. Condensed unit histories of the Seabee battalions, beach battalions, UDT teams and NCDU teams are also cataloged for the first time in one volume.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • ASIN: 076432621X

Breaking BUD/S: How Regular Guys Can Become Navy SEALs

Breaking BUD/S: How Regular Guys Can Become Navy

They didn't almost call it the SEAL Training Bible for no reason: this book contains over 400 pages of insight into Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) Training. Inside you'll find details and advice you can't find anywhere else. Navy SEAL DH Xavier wrote you the book he wishes he'd had. Now you can benefit from his experiences. Topics include mental toughness techniques, physical conditioning tips, step-by-step application guides, and detailed evolution walkthroughs completed with tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to ensure you have the best chance at completing training. He's done what he can; the rest is on you. Delivered in a clear, funny manner, the author's crass humor may offend sensitive readers - but for those who want to join the elite Navy SEALs, this book is the Bible.

  • Brand: D H Xavier Mark Owens
  • ASIN: 1484087151

United States Navy Patches Series: Volume V: SHIPS: Battleships/Cruisers/Destroyers/LSTs/Etc. (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) (v. 5)

United States Navy Patches Series: Volume V: SHIPS:

A new multi-volume series covering United States Naval patches from World War II to the present each volume contains over 1000 patches in full color.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • ASIN: 0764301446

Sailors in Forest Green: USN Personnel Attached to the USMC (U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II)

Sailors in Forest Green: USN Personnel Attached to

Sailors in Forest Green is a detailed examination of the uniforms and equipment used by Navy personnel attached to the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Navy hospital corpsmen, Seabees, combat photographers, demolitions experts, and many other Navy specialists served with USMC units from 1941-1945. This subject is often overlooked today. Sailors in Forest Green is the first book of its kind to address this previously unexplored and fascinating topic. It is lavishly illustrated with over 800 previously unpublished archival and contemporary photographs, documents, and dramatic reconstructions. Both U.S. Navy and Marine Corps uniforms are highlighted, including officer and enlisted dress uniforms and insignia, combat and fatigue uniforms, camouflage, field gear and experimental equipment. Additionally, gas masks, medical supplies, and explosives are featured as well. Anyone with an interest in World War II militaria will marvel at this new and exciting breakthrough!

  • ASIN: 0764324268

Deutsche Kriegsmarine: Uniforms, Insignias and Equipment of the German Navy 1933-1945

Deutsche Kriegsmarine: Uniforms, Insignias and Equipment of the

This book offers an outstanding visual record of the history, uniforms and gear used by the Kriegsmarine. Over 500 pages, 2600 photographs (most unpublished before) accompany the clear, explanatory text.

  • ASIN: 8496658597

United States Military Patch Guide-Military Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

United States Military Patch Guide-Military Shoulder Sleeve

The world's most complete illustrated color guide and reference on United States Military Patches (Shoulder Sleeve Insignia). Covers World war I, World war II, Vietnam, Kuwait, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq to present. Over 4,400 Military Patches in color for the Army, Marines, Army Air Force, Navy and Special Forces. Grouped by service from Armies to Regiments, from Airborne to Armor, from Infantry to Artillery all of the services are covered. With way over 4,000 different full color military patches the guide provides the most complete and detailed reference of United States Military unit identification patches in the world. All three smaller earlier editions of this guide have sold out and have become valuable collectors items and treasured references for veterans, collectors and historians.

  • ASIN: 188445237X

U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series: U. S. Naval Aviation Flying Clothing and Gear

U. S. Navy Uniforms in World War II

Volume Two in the series, this book is all-inclusive, covering every aspect of aviation related uniforms and equipment used by the American Navy during World War II. Chapters in this volume include; pre-war naval aviation and training, survival equipment and aircraft carrier based aviation as well as parachute riggers, photographers, air gunners, fighter and bomber crews, USMC and more. Flying jackets, helmets and parachute systems are highlighted in addition to class-A dress uniforms and insignia. Informative wartime documents and catalog excerpts are reproduced here for the first time and hundreds of original unpublished archive photographs chronicle U.S. Navy aviation from 1941-1945. Original uniform ensembles are showcased in full-color contemporary recreations, many of them in and around authentic World War II aircraft.

  • ASIN: 0764325825

Navy Priest: The Life of Captain Jake Laboon, SJ

Navy Priest: The Life of Captain Jake Laboon,

Navy Priest is a compelling biography of the Jesuit priest and Navy chaplain John Francis (Jake) Laboon. Father Jake made a significant contribution to the United States Navy, both as a World War II submarine officer and, most prominently, during a 22-year career as a chaplain. Laboon served as the first chaplain for the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Program, but also served as chaplain at his alma mater the United States Naval Academy, undertook a tour of duty with the US Marines in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit, and later served as Fleet Chaplain of the United States Atlantic Fleet.Father Jake Laboon was born on April 11, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The third of nine children, he was raised in a faith-filled family. He attended Catholic schools until his matriculation to the United States Naval Academy in June 1940. A tight end for the USNA football team and an All American in lacrosse, Laboon graduated with his classmates in June 1943. He served with distinction in the Pacific submarine force, winning the Silver Star for gallantry aboard USS Peto (SS 265).Laboon left the Navy in 1946 and immediately entered formation for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). He was ordained a priest in 1956. Two years later he reentered the Navy as a chaplain, where he ...

  • ASIN: 0813227259
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