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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-59 attachments.pdf

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WAR DEPARTRffiNT

(WIOE OF THE QUARTEE&IASTER GENERAL
WASHINGTON

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December

3,

1942

( C i v. . D e f . )
SUBJECT: Uniforms for Civil Air Patrol Members,

TO: Commanding Generals, All Service Commands and the Military
District of Y/ashington, ,
1, Under date of November 25, 1942, the Commanding General, Services

of Supply, authorized the sale of enlisted men'is outer uniform clothing for
cash to members of the Civil Air Patrpl upon presentation of their, official
Civil Air Patrol identification cards. These sales are to be made under the
following conditions:

a. All distinctive buttons will be removed prior to
turning over of such clothing to the Civil Air Patrol,

All repairs, changes, or alterations to uniforms
purchased.will be perfoiined by and at the expense of
the Civil Air Patrol,
2, Under the aibave authority, sale to fmy one individual is authorized
of the following items Mit not in excess of the quantities specified below:
a. For a winter outfit of unifoi'm clothing -

1 Cap, Garrison, O.D,, serge, 18 oz., withoffi^-Tri'aid
. 1 Coat, Wool, O.D,, serge 18 oz,
1 Jacket, Field, D. D.

2 pr. Trousers, Wool, O.D,, serge, 18 oz,,
light shade,

1 Overcoat, Melton, O.D,, roll collar. Model 1939,
2 Shirts, Flannel, O.D,, coat style,

b. For a summer outfit of uniform .'clothing
1 Cap, Garrison, Khaki," 8,2 oz,, vdthout braid,
4- Shirts, Cotton, Khaki, convertible collar,
long sleeves,

U pr. Trousers, Cotton, Khaki, 8,2 oz,, finished
bottoms.

Items for maintenance will be sold under the same rules and regulations.

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SUBJ3CT: Uniform Requirements for Civil Air Patrol Members*
TO ; C o m m a n d i n g O f fi c e r, C i v i l A i r P a t r o l , Wa s h i n g t o n , D , C ,
1, In accordance with authorization of Major General J. A. Uli«t dated
June 30, .1942, the Army Bxdhange Service authorizes the sale of regulation Army
' officers' uniforms to authorized memljers of the Ciivil Air Patrol subject to the
following exertions;
Design of buttons will not be similar to that prescribed for
military personnel.

b. Sleeve braid on officers* ^iforms and background for grade insignia, *
enlisted men, to be of the same as shoulder loops.

Civil Air Patrol shoulder patch designed by the Office of the Quarter^
master General, to be worn on the outer half of the left sleeve
one-half inch below shoulder seam.

Silver letters •^GAP" to replace the letters "US** worn on the lapel of
Air Force Uniforms,
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js,. Silver wing-fimd*^ropeller l«g)el insignia to replace the gold and

silver wing-and'-propeller insignia worn on Air Force ixniforms.

f. Silver pilot and observer insignia designed by the Office of the
Quartermaster General for Civil Air Patrol to be worn on left breast
instead of Air Force pilot and observer insignia.

g. Black and gold piping will not be used on the garrison (overseas) oap.
2., This letter is your authorization to purchase uniform requirements

from authorized dealers appointed by the Army Bxchange Service, Washington, D. C.
3. Inclosed is a list of authorized dealers*

For the Chief of Army Exchange Service:

/s/ W. N. White
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W. N. I^HITB,.
CEHTIFIBD A TR[JB,COPT

C o l o n e l , F. A . ,
D i r e c t o r, S e r v i c e D i v i s i o n .

OSOAE 0. SMIIfH
Ist Lt,, Army Air Forces -

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^ • S P Q X C 4 2 1 ( C i v. - D e f . ) C o n t ' d , D e c e m b e r 3 $ 1 9 4 2 .
3. In connection with these transactions the purchasers shall be
permitted to use the facilities of the "fitting room" without cost, in
order to obtain proper fit*
4.. The buttons, containing the coat of arms of the United States,
must be removed from the wool coats and overcoats by cutting the thread
in such a manner so as- not.to injure' the cloth. These buttons shall not be
removed until the, sales transaction is consummated as it is not desired that
any of these garments be exchanged after the buttons have been removed. The

removed buttons shall be accUfliulated and periodically transferred by the
Post Supply Officer to the officer in charge of the nearest reclamation
shop,
5, All transactions will- be for cash and the prices for which these

garments will be sold shall be determined- as indicated in Circular ^29^^

War Department, September 1, 1942,

6, It is desired that these instructions be transmitted to the
Commanding Officers of all Posts, Camps and Stations under your
jurisdiction for compliance.
For The Quartermaster General:

/s/ James R, Alfonte
JAf4ES*R. ALFONTE,
Brigadier General, Q; M. C.,
Assistant,

CERTIFIED A TRUE COFl

1st Lt., Army Air Forces

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