United States 20th AAF Army Officer Service Tunic. Khaki (Tan) Tropical Tunic. Uniform has metal “U.S.” army officer collar insignia on collar area. Three place ribbon bar above one front pocket and a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar above the other front pocket. Upper sleeve has 20th AAF (Army Air Force) shoulder sleeve insignia (patch). Regulation Army Officer’s Uniform Tag on interior. Quarter Master (Q.M.) Depot Contract tag in pocket size marked 36R and contract dated 1942. Worn condition with scattered moth damage, a lot of moth damage at end of sleeves.
Additional Notes: The United States (U.S.) Army basic service uniforms consisted of a winter service uniform of olive drab (OD) wool worn in temperate weather, and a summer service uniform of khaki (a shade of tan) cotton fabric worn in tropical weather. In addition to the basic service uniforms, there were also a variety of fatigue and combat uniforms utilized as well. During ww2 era, summer and winter service uniforms were worn during their respective seasons while on duty within the United States. During wartime deployment, the European Theater of Operations was considered a year-round temperate zone and the Pacific Theater of Operations a year-round tropical uniform zone. In the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, U.S. soldiers wore both seasonal uniforms.
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|13 × 12 × 3 in