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WWII Marine and Navy Dog Tags

USMC and Navy dog tags of World War II were oval shape, very different from the dog tags used by the Army and Army Air Forces. The Army and Army Air Force dog tag, M1940 Dog Tag, is very similar to the modern day shape, those used by the Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and the Merchant Marine were oval in appearance. Navy and Marine Dog Tags were of two patterns, both measuring 1.50-inches by 1.25-inches. These tags differed only by the number of holes for the dog tag chain–the P1917 pattern having one hole, and the P1940 pattern having two.  Both of these patterns were used throughout the entire war.

P1917               P1940

World War II Marine Dog Tags and Navy Dog Tags

 

M1940 Dog Tag

Blank M1940 Dog Tag - Army Dog Tag

We don’t offer USMC or Navy dog tags however our friends at WWII USMC Dog Tags offer a wealth of information and produce outstanding reproduction of World War II USMC, Navy and Coast Guard Dog Tags.