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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Hello Guys

Can anyone tell me which side the PT BOAT PATCH went on the DRESS BLUE UNIFORM. This man was a Pharmacist Mate having served with Ron 31, and his 1/c rank is on the left shoulder. Will Day thought it was on the same side as the Rank. I checked my 1943 Blue jacket Manual and did not find that info ( unless I missed it, there are 1 million pages in the thing )Thanks for any information..........


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The official PT Patch (Blue with the Torpedo) went on the left sleeve at the shoulder.



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Frank J Andruss Sr

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charlie, did this always hold tru no matter what the rank was on the sleeve. I have seen some with the PT BOAT PATCH on the right sleeve. It gets confusing I guess............


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Hi Frank! Here's what my grandfather's uniform looks like...this was taken of the back of the uniform, as if you were standing behind the sailor, so left is left and right is right.



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mine was on the left shoulder earl

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Russell Pullano

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The picture of the navy uniform is incorrect. The quartermaster rating is a right arm rate. How in heck did it get put on the left arm ?
I believe the right arm of the unifrom is placed across rhe jumper to show the flap on the back and the rate at the same time.
I had the same rate as shown in this picture.
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In the picture, the rate patch definitely appears to be on the left sleeve. Quartermaster was a right arm rate until some time after WII. Was the picture accidentally printed with the negative reversed?

Regarding the PT patch, I do not believe that it was an officially authorized uniform part. We still attached them. I had a right arm rate with the PT patch at the left shoulder seam or a little below.

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Upon further examination of the picture, if the negative had been reversed, the PT on the patch would be reversed.

Is this a right arm rate that was later sewed on the left sleeve? Should the eagle,'s head face forward on the rate patch? I have no pictures or uniforms to refer to.

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have found out that which ever way the Eagle is facing is the placement of the rank on the sleeve. Eagle faces right ( right sleeve placement) eagle faces left, left sleeve placement.Now that's all well and good, but does not answer the question as to where the PT BOAT PATCH gets placed, as some original uniforms I have show the placement on both sleeves. Some have the rank on left side, with PT BOAT patch on the same side, some have rank on one side, with PT BOAT patch on the other..........


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Russell Pullano

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I don't know about whatever the eagle is facing, but i do know that above deck rates go on the right arm and below rates go on the left arm


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