This U.S.Navy Seabees Tarawa PT shirt is a reproduction of an original WWII PT shirt from a Life magazine photograph taken in 1944 on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, during an impromptu concert for the troops stationed on the island during WWII. The photographer was J. R. Eyerman.
The shirt says Seabees Tarawa. During WWII, athletic style t shirts were available for purchase at the PX and were commonly used in training and athletic situations. PT shirts with a variety of different unit logos are well documented in many WWII photographs.
This tee shirt is screened by hand and variation in colors naturally occur.
In addition, our WII Reproduction PT shirts have a spec tag screened inside the neck.
Just like the original t shirts, this reproduction is 100% cotton with a period correct narrow 5/8″ neck, shorter sleeves and a slim/snug fit. These WWII Reproductions are true to size. This WWII USN Seabees Tarawa t-shirt comes in men’s sizes. Women’s sizes are available upon request. Please send an email to [email protected]