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Aircraft Carrier Liberty Cuffs

1965/1967

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

While on liberty, some sailors wanted to display aspects of their personality on their U.S. Navy–issued uniforms. One form of customization was liberty cuffs. Because liberty cuffs were banned by the Navy, sailors sewed these patches on the inside of jumper cuffs and turned them up once on leave. If sailors were caught wearing these cuffs, their leave could be cancelled and uniform confiscated.

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  • Title: Aircraft Carrier Liberty Cuffs
  • Date Created: 1965/1967
  • Historic Owner: Sam Taylor
  • Credit Line: Collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Gift of Samuel K. Taylor, ADJ3, USS Intrepid, 1965–1967. 2013.234.02a-b
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