US WW2 12th AAF Field “Ike” Jacket (91st Div.) – 38R . UA1006

$75.00

U.S. WW2 Army Field “Ike” Jacket. Wool O.D. Jacket has 12th AAF (Army Air Force) shoulder sleeve insignia (patch) on one sleeve. Jacket has three overseas stripes on lower sleeve. Each stripe represents 6 months service in a combat zone. The 3 stripes would represent 1 1/2 years of service in a combat zone. Ruptured duck (honorable discharge) cloth insignia above one pocket. U.S. 91st Infantry Division patch on other sleeve. U.S. and AAF collar disks. A lot of scattered moth damage near end of sleeves and scattered moth nips across jacket. Contract tag in pocket size marked 38R. Also, size tag in neck area marked 38R as well. Overall heavily worn condition with many scattered moth nips.

Additional Notes: The Eisenhower jacket also known as “Ike” jacket, officially listed as the Jacket, Field, Wool, Olive Drab, is a type of waist length jacket developed for the US. Army during the later stages of WW2 and named after Dwight  Eisenhower. Intended to be worn on its own or as an insulating layer beneath the M-1943 Field Jacket and over the standard wool flannel shirt and wool sweater, it featured a pleated back, adjustable waist band, fly front buttons, bellows chest pockets, slash side pockets, and shoulder straps.

 

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Weight51 oz
Dimensions11 × 10 × 4 in

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