44208: A Shirt from "The Fighting Seabees"
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Lot 44208 Details
A Shirt from "The Fighting Seabees" Republic, 1944. Made of khaki cotton, long sleeves, two breast flap pockets, Western Costume Co. label reads "John Wayne / Bust 45," further WCC stamp on inside shirt tail; worn (mostly unbuttoned) as Wayne portrayed "Lieutenant Commander Wedge Donovan" all throughout the heavy action scenes on the island; also possibly worn in Wayne's 1945 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, "They Were Expendable;" remnant of a circular patch appears on the upper left sleeve.