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WWI US MILITARY UNIFORMS - World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War and the War To End All Wars, was a global military conflict which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918. Over 40 million casualties resulted, including approximately 20 million military and civilian deaths. The immediate cause of the war was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary. The retaliation by Austria-Hungary against Serbia activated a series of alliances that set off a chain reaction of war declarations. Within a month, much of Europe was in a state of open warfare.

The American military uniforms of WWI provided the foundation for the development of the modern fighting uniforms. There were two basic materials employed in the uniform: Cotton (summer) and wool (winter). The patches used on the uniforms were usually of very crude manufacturing.

This page is provides the visitor with a pictorial history of the US combat uniforms and its evolution. The guide will help the enthusiast identify uniforms and determine their worth in the current market. This information is provided as a service free of charge.

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WWI US ARMY QUARTERMASTER CORPS SUMMER UNIFORM - Complete with the US and Quartermasters collar insignia. Of cotton construction. Khaki color. High neck design. Black metal buttons.


WWI UANS (NATIONAL ARMY) MESS SEARGENT WINTER UNIFORM - Of wool construction. The grouping consists of a tunic, pants, overseas hat and leggings. The tunic has wool patches. The original paper tag is found on the pants.


WWI US MARINE CORPS UNIFORM - The US Marine Corps did not use their own uniforms during WWI. They were issued army uniforms. Of wool construction. Complete with collar insignia.


WWI US 3rd MACHINE GUN DIVISION SUMMER UNIFORM - The machine gun was used in mass during WWI. This is a Khaki cotton uniform used by a machine gunner. Collar insignia reads 3, crossed rifles, MG.




WWI US ARMY AIR SERVICES PILOT TUNIC - This is an aviation tunic. Complete with a Junior Aviator/reserve Aviator set of bullion wings. Beautifully embroidered and attached to the breast area. US and Aviation metal insignia.


WWI US 3RD AERO PARK PILOT TUNIC - This is one of the early tunics that were issued to pilots during WWI. Aviation was on its infancy at the time. Of wool construction. Complete with the bullseye patch.


WWI US NAVY COMMANDER DRESS UNIFORM - This is a US Navy dress jacket. The jacket is double-breasted. Its sleeves show embroidered Commander rank. a long tail is found in the back.


WWI US ARMY 332nd ARTILLERY TUNIC - This is a wool tunic with a US and Artillery collar discs. The artillery disc has a 332 and "E" built-in. An artillery shoulder patch is included.




WWI US ARMY CAVALRY PANTS - Colored light brown/pink with large belows on each leg. The end of the pants have a white cotton section with lacing on the inside.


WWI US NAVY LIUTENANT COMMANDER UNIFORM GROUPING - This is a very interesting US Navy uniform collection which includes a heavy wool overcoat. Booklet outlining military service. belt with suspenders. Gloves and other miscellaneous.


WWI US ARMY WINTER WOOL TUNIC - This is the standard winter tunic issued to all army personnel. Brass metal buttons with the American eagle displayed on the face.


WWI US ARMY FOURTH INFANTRY DIVISION TANKER UNIFORM - All wool construction with the tunic displaying a subdued tankker patch on one sleeve and a colored fourth infnatry division on the other arm. Tanker collar insignis present.




WWI US ARMY UNIFORM GROUPING - Complete with helmet, shirt, pants, leggings and overseas hat. US and Infantry collar insignias. All wool construction.


WWI US ARMY AIR SERVICES GROUPING - This is a wool uniform issued to pilots of the Air Services group. The standard aviation patch with the roundel is found on the shoulder. Victory medal in front.


WWI US ARMY OVERCOAT - This is a heavy duty wool overcoat. Double breasted construction with large metal buttons that displayed an eagle in the facia. Rounded collar.


WWI US ARMY RIDING PANTS - This is a heavy duty construction set of pants. Enforced seat area. Pant legs have strings for adjustment purposes.



WWI US MILITARY PATCHES

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WWI US ARMY SEARGENT RANK -





 
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