Hi, I've had this G-1 star for over a year now. I wonder if anyone could decipher what's on the stormflap...
Thanks, that makes sense! I had to google it, and found 311' Casco class Cutter. I didn't even think that the G-1 was issued to USCG. However the two first numbers look more like 35 from the other side and they were done more professionally than the CG 311 (which has "hanging chads" on the reverse). I do also see very faint holes from a name tag.32 and CG 311 Could it be someone in the USCG personalized it?
I got one of the coast guard jackets, I had the hand warmer pockets sewn shutI think the Coast Guard have been issued them-sure I’ve seen pics of G-1’s with USCG on the flap. I also saw some Coastguard G-1’s with handwarmer pockets behind the patch pockets-they may have been privately procured for a particular unit.
Pretty sure the Coasties were issued G-1s along side the rest of us (Navy, USMC) students at the beginning of flight school, at least in the 70's. As for the stormflap, many folks either stenciled on the back of it or poked their initials or "laundry numbers" (first initial of your last name plus last four of your social security number) as a precaution against theft.