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Catalog Number 9439-3
Title Cap, Service, Marine Officer's; WWII, 1st Lt. Walter Harris
Object Name Cap, Service
Description USMC Officer's leather visor hat. Olive green with black visor, black leather chinstrap, Officer's eagle, globe and anchor device on front. Braided loop design on top of cover.
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1943
Material Wool, leather, copper alloy, plastic
Made Donald S. Lavigne
Place of Origin USA: Florida, Miami
Makers mark Donald S. Lavigne, Military & Naval Tailors, Miami, Fla.
Styled by Lewis
Height (in) 5
Diameter (in) 10
People Harris, Walter
Event World War II
History Walter Rolland Harris was born in Sterling, Nebraska June 25, 1920. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he entered basic training at Kansas City, Kansas, on February 6, 1942. He was commissioned 2nd Lt., USMCR on January 15, 1943 at Jacksonville, Florida. From June 22, 1943 to September 27, 1943, Harris was a fighter pilot in the Pacific Theater, attached to Squadron 214 (the Black Sheep). He was based in the Central Solomon Islands. He was reported missing in action when his airplane was shot down near the Shortland Islands, September 27, 1943. Harris received the Air Medal, Purple Heart, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the Victory Medal World War II.
Credit line Maurine Harris Krohne, Wheaton, Illinois