This authentic WWII Navy Crackerjack jacket is from the family of Aviation Radioman First Class (E-6)
officer, Edward Francis McBarron, Jr.
McBarron served in the United States Navy from March of 1940 through war's end, being discharged in September of 1945. He earned his combat aircrew wings and this uniform jacket saw combat action in Midway, Guadalcanal and the Coral Sea.
McBarron's plane was shot down in the South Pacific in late Oct. 1942 and he sustained injuries and spent the next 6-12 months in a Naval hospital in Hawaii. After he recovered, he was ordered back into combat with the invasion of Japan.
As you can see from the photos, the jacket is in very good condition with his first class aviation radioman rank patch as well as his 4 year service stripe on the left sleeve. The white piping on the sleeves and collar are really beautiful. The detailed history of McBarron makes this jacket a very fine piece of history. If only it could tell us more!