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THE MILITARY UNIFORMS OF IMPERIAL JAPAN

The Japanese military employed a wide variety of uniforms during World War Two. This section of the website covers footwear, pants, jackets, hats and helmets of the Japanese armed forces.

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WWII Japanese Army enlisted man raincoat. Of khaki color. With five light brown plastic buttons to close the front section. Built-in hood with neck closure. Long sleeve construction.


Japanese WWII Army summer field pants. Of khaki color design. Broad waist line withuot belt loops. The legs have wide cotton ties.


WWII Japanese army heavy winter coat. Double breasted design with dark brown plastic buttons. Fleece collar and cuffs. A section of the long sleeves is removable and converts into short sleeves.


This is a set of WWII Japanese Army tanker coveralls. Single piece construction. Green plastic buttons are used to close the front. A built-in cloth belt is provided.




WWII Japanese Army cotton undershirt. Grayish color. Four white plastic buttons close the half opening in the front. Long sleeve construction with elastic cuffs.


This is a set of WWII Japanese Army gloves. Of cotton construction. Four fingers are covered together while the thumb has a separate compartment. OD cloth straps are secured to the side of the gloves.


The WWII Japanese Army quarter size combat boots were made of brown leather. The front soles have metal hob nails. The laces were made of brown cotton. Wool ankle wrappers can be seen in this photo.


WWII Japanese Winter Flight Suit. This is a highly insulated flight suit. Used in high altitude missions. The inside is fleece lined. The suit was electrically heated as well.




WW2 Japanese Army full length officer's boots. Of brown leather construction. Smooth sole design.


WWII Japanese Navy officer's belt and buckle. The belt is made of white cotton. Several stich lines are applied to the main body. The buckle is of metal construction and shows an anchor in the front.


WWII Japanese Navy pilot flight gloves. With a brown leather outer shell. Fleece lined for use in cold, high altitude environment. A leather adjustable strap is placed at wrist level.


WWII Japanese army leather belt. This is the standard belt issued to most soldiers. Complete with a metal buckle.




WWII Japanese Army Cavalry Boots. This is a set of Army Cavalry leather boots. Complete with the spurs. The cloth tab remains present.



WWII JAPANESE PATCHES AND CLOTH INSIGNIA
Like many other armed forces of the world the Japanese developed a series of collar insignia and patches to designate rank, unit membership and other attributes. This section of the website is dedicated to the study of such items.



WWII JAPANESE ARMY STAR PATCH - Of wool construction. Round shape with a yellow star in the center. This patch was applied to cloth hats.


WWII JAPANESE RAILROAD OFFICER PATCH - Of wool construction. Round shape with a yellow star in the center. This patch was applied to cloth hats.


WWII JAPANESE ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction. Rectangular shape with a red background and two yellow stars on one side. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.


WWII JAPANESE ARMY CAPTAIN COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction with bullion top and bottom. Rectangular shape with a red background and three metal stars over a cloth stripe. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.




WWII JAPANESE ARMY LANCE CORPORAL COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction. Rectangular shape with a yellow line in the center. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.


WWII JAPANESE ARMY CORPORAL COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction. Rectangular shape with a yellow line in the center and a star at one end. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.


WWII JAPANESE ARMY SEARGENT COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction. Rectangular shape with a yellow line in the center and two stars at one end. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.


WWII JAPANESE ARMY SEARGENT MAJOR COLLAR INSIGNIA - Of wool construction. Rectangular shape with a yellow line in the center and three stars. Worn on the collar of the shirt or tunic.





 
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