Service coat, documents, unit photo & Westinghouse liner, ID-ed
Service coat, documents, unit photo & Westinghouse liner that belonged to T/4 Clarence E. Stone, ASN 33144573, who enlisted on January 15, 1942. Stone served with the HQ & HQ Company of the 711th Railway Operating Battalion. The jacket is size 38R and 1942 dated. It is not named but it has the Persian Gulf Command patch and the rare 711th Railway Operating Battalion DI's. They are not marked but seem to be made of Sterling and are likely theatre made, maybe in England. The documents come in the Official Records envelope. The unit photo has been rolled up for a long time. It can probably be flattened and will look great when properly framed. The Westinghouse liner is the rare type 1 that features rayon suspension with rectangular washers and fixed leather chinstrap with square slide buckle 5which is often missing on the early type liners). In typical GI fashion the headband has been attached to the neckband section for a more comfortable fit. The headband however is no longer complete and missed a large part. The inside of the liner and several places of the suspension have the laundry mark of Stone. The photos of the poster and the book with 711th crest are for illustration only and do not come with the group. This group was part of the M-1Helmet.com collection for a long time but it is time for a new home. Nice group that needs further research. Identified Railway Operating Battalion items are very hard to find. View the many photos. Very good condition.
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