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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Coast Guard SPAR winter blue uniform, circa 1943

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Object ID: WV0001.8.010

Description: Coast Guard SPAR enlisted winter blue uniform, including tailored navy blue wool blouse with distinctive rounded collar with SPARs insignia, four blue plastic Coast Guard buttons, and embroidered Coast Guard shield on lower right sleeve, circa 1943. Worn with white shirtwaist and black tie by SPARs working in Washington, D.C. Uniforms worn by SPARs were identical to those worn by WAVES except for insignia and labels.

Collection: General Textiles and Artifacts Collection

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