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WWII 1942 US Army Uniform -
The Army uniforms during 1942 remained pretty much unchanged from the previous year. Made of wool. The tunic had four front pockets with brass eagle buttons. This particular example has several patches and insignia on it. The lapels bear the US army and medical disc emblems. A rifle marksmanship badge is located above the top left pocket.

(bottom-left) This sleeve displays the Pacific Ocean Area patch. Just below it is the private first class emblem. (bottom-right) The top patch is the 10th Corps emblem followed by the private first class, two six months of overseas service and a one year active duty stripe.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US military uniforms. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US uniform worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.

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The 10th Corps (X) was a corps of the United States Army in World War II and the Korean War. The X Corps was activated in May 1942 at Sherman, Texas. It embarked for the Pacific Theater in July 1944 after two changes of station and participation in maneuvers in Louisiana and at the California-Arizona maneuver area.

X Corps took part in the following campaigns: New Guinea, Leyte, and Southern Philippines.

The uniform's tag is found inside one of the lower pockets. As it can be seen in the bottom photograph this tag contains valuable data about the uniform.

The tag contains the following information:

Coats, Wool serge, O.D.
Barrister Clothing CO.
contract gm-29852
Dated June
Stock No. C-69356
Quartermaster tentative
Spec. P.Q.D. No. 197
Dated July 10, 1942
Phila. Q.M. Depot

Size 34 S

This item is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing items like this one. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the WWII US uniforms.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII American Military uniforms, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification guide.


The value for WWII US uniforms and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

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Jan 7th, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The uniform featured here is not very hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue, specially as the pieces become harder to find.

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