Are there Navy uniform enthusiasts out there?

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osaka0235
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Are there Navy uniform enthusiasts out there?

Post by osaka0235 » 01 Jun 2017 10:04

Hello, Axis History Forum Users!

I just wanted to share some pictures with you, since there are not many WWII Navy uniform enthusiasts out there.
My interest in Navy grew over time while I was in the Navy as a sailor and started to collect Navy related stuff.
Here are some of the photos of myself dressed up as Navy sailor during WWII. I hope you guys like it.


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With other close Kriegsmarine enthusiasts in the summer. I am on the far left with regular Kriegsmarine Uniform.

There is no reproduction available for the sailor jumpers and trousers. I used Deutsche Marine sailor uniform instead with Kriegsmarine insignia.

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Myself with Peacoat and Donald Cap.

There were no reproduction products out there for the Kriegsmarine Sailor Peacoat.
I had to get old Volksmarine Peacoat and fix it. That is why you can notice the color difference.
I think only Union Militaria makes Kriegsmarine Sailor Peacoat now.

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Kriegsmarine Shore Stationed Sailor Uniform.

Kriegsmarine M40 tunic had some differences. There are no Kriegsmarine M40 tunic reproductions out there, so I had to use Heer M40 and fix it.

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Finally U.S. Shore Patrol during WWII.

Luckily, At the Front produced WWII USN reproduction clothes and items recently. And they were really spot on!


And I am planning to purchase more stuff. (and that means more countries on the way too) Korea is not the best place for this hobby, but I hope I can collect most of the major countries' navy uniforms who participated in WWII.
Republic of Korea Navy Enlisted 615th.
Served as BM PO3.

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Re: Are there Navy uniform enthusiasts out there?

Post by monsunseemann » 15 Nov 2019 00:44

Hey! You're not out there all alone. I'm a Kriegsmarine enthusiast myself. I'm into the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and have found uniforms for both. I'm interested in starting a landing party at some point. So don't think you're the only one. We're few, but the sea knows it's own.
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-Adm. Karl Dönitz, Großadmiral

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Re: Are there Navy uniform enthusiasts out there?

Post by Xavier » 15 Nov 2019 02:39

I like your shore KM infantry tunic.
welcome to the forum you both!

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Re: Are there Navy uniform enthusiasts out there?

Post by monsunseemann » 15 Nov 2019 13:55

Danke for the warm greetings. It's hen's teeth finding people who are students of KM history. I'm starting a regional reenactment unit; 10th Flotilla. Trying anyway. I don't believe that there is web presence of such a unit although I think there was a coastal artillery group at one time.

My goal is to have a educational and active, family friendly group to attend reenactments as well Kameradschaft.

There is room for any naval impression the main focus being the Asian theater of operation.

And I agree. The shore tunic is very nice. Where did you get it?
“For the lessons one fails to learn during peacetime, one pays a high price in war.”
-Adm. Karl Dönitz, Großadmiral

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