U.S. WW2 Army Field “Ike” Jacket. Wool O.D. Jacket has 1st Army shoulder sleeve insignia (patch) on one sleeve and First Allied Airborne Army patch on other sleeve. Also, has Sergeant cloth sleeve rank insignia on each sleeve. Has Infantry and U.S. collar disks. Also has five overseas stripes on lower sleeve. Each stripe represents 6 months service in a combat zone. These 5 stripes would represent 2 1/2 year of service in a combat zone and has one service stripe (representing 3 years service). Size tag 36R in neck area. Other tag is very damaged condition and mostly hanging very loose. Contract tag is also size marked 36R. Very heavily worn and damaged condition with a lot of scatter moth damage and holes. Basically, selling for insignia.
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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|Dimensions||11 × 11 × 4 in|