A nice named WWII US Marines uniform, named (inside the waistband of the pants) to Chester H. Scruggs. Scruggs appears in the US Army muster rolls in 1945, serving as a Private First Class in the Third Batallion, Eleventh Marines, Fleet Marine Force. Condition is as depicted in photos. Visor cap shows wear along the front edge of it's crown, heavy staining is present on the inside of the jacket. Suspenders still attached from original owner. 

 

The United States Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) are combined general- and special-purpose forces within the United States Department of the Navy that perform offensive amphibious or expeditionary warfare and defensive maritime employment. The Fleet Marine Forces provide the National Command Authority (NCA) with a responsive force that can conduct operations in any spectrum of conflict around the globe.

 

The history of the FMF dates to December 7, 1933, when Secretary of the Navy Claude A. Swanson issued General Order 241 defining the Fleet Marine Force. Momentarily before and during World War II, the Fleet Marine Force had FMF units also in western Pacific assigned to the United States Asiatic Fleet, establishing the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (FMFWestPac).

WWII US Marines Dress Uniform (Named, Fleet Marine Forces)

SKU: US0066
$210.00Price