United States Army M-1943 Combat Jacket. Stenciled Stripes on each sleeve and USAF Stencil on back. Also, has Army Air Forces patch on one sleeve. Stitched in contract tag in neck area is missing. However, appears to have stenciled in name and numbers below. Small size tag in inner neck area is marked 38L. Worn condition with some staining and fraying.
Additional Notes: The US Army’s M-1943 combat jacket was a combat uniform manufactured in windproof cotton sateen cloth introduced in 1943 to replace a variety of other specialist uniforms and the M-1941 Field Jacket. It was used through the remainder of WW2 and into the Korean War with modifications before being replaced by the OG-107 uniform beginning in 1952. The uniform was tested in Italy in 1943 by the 45th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division. Along with shipping delays after D-Day kept this uniform from widespread use in Europe until late 1944. Officially designated ‘Jacket, Field, Combat M-1943’, this pattern of jacket was standardized in August 1943. It saw widespread issue with may units throughout the winter of 1944-45 and stayed in issue and production until it was succeeded by the M-1951 Combat Jacket.
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|11 × 11 × 6 in