George Asack’s Blouse

Corporal George Asack of Baker Company was probably issued this blouse while recovering from wounds suffered on the island of Saipan. The Fifth Amphibious Corps patch on the sleeve (instead of the Fourth Marine Division insignia) is a giveaway that Asack wore this article of clothing sometime between July, 1944 (while recovering from wounds in Hawaii) through January, 1945 (stationed on limited duty in California until discharged for reasons of disability).

This blouse was recently sold at auction to a private collector. The seller, Brennan Gauthier of Portraits of War blog forwarded these photographs.

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