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WWII US MILITARY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS -
World War Two spawned a large variety of materials and construction techniques for different types of military gear and equipment. Advances in technology coupled with the demands presented by the conditions encountered in the different battle fronts drove innovation to a new height. This section of the website provides an overview of some of the materials employed by the US armed forces.

The data provided here allows the militaria collector the ability to identify some of the materials employed during World War Two. This information can help determine the authenticity of the item in question.

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HAT PHOTO MATERIAL TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Wool WWII enlisted man's dress hat.



HELMET / LINER PHOTO MATERIAL TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Steel M-1 helmet shell material.


Fibeglass M-1 helmet liner material.



UNIFORM PHOTO MATERIAL TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Materials for the uniforms are found by clicking HERE N/A N/A



PATCH PHOTO MATERIAL TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Gabardine Wool WWII US Army Air Force pilot patch. Manufactured for the dress uniform.
Bullion Bullion material was used primarily to create patches for officer's uniforms. Often times these patches were manufactured in theatre.



INSIGNIA PHOTO MATERIAL TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Sterling WWII US Army Air Force pilot wings.



MEDAL PHOTO CONSTRUCTION TYPE DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIAL
Rayon WWII US marine Corps medal ribbon.





 
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