WWII US Navy Tour Jacket -
When the United States entered World War Two much of the military was unprepared for combat.
The unforms and equipment employed was very antiquated, most of it dated back to
World War one.
The US Military dress uniform was no exception.
The uniform shown here is an example of the type used during WWII.
The item featured here is known as a tour jacket. It was made in theater for a sailor who was a crew member
of the U.S.S. Brister DE 327. While he was in China during 1945 through 1946. He visited the cities of
Shanghai and Hong Kong.
It was a common practice for sailors to go to a local seamstress to have jackets like this one made.
The USS Brister (DE/DER-327) was an Edsall-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy, named for Ensign
Robert E. Brister (1920–1942).
Brister was laid down on 14 June 1943 at Consolidated Steel Corporation, Ltd., of Orange, Texas; launched on 24 August 1943,
sponsored by Mrs. Blanche Brister, mother of Ensign Brister; and commissioned on 30 November 1943, with Lieutenant Commander
L. H. Crosby, USNR, in command.
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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Collecting WWII American Uniforms
Collecting American military and civilian uniforms is a field that has been growing since the days the GI's were
sent to fight during WWII. The development of new materials and uniform designs exploded during the war years as
the armed forces figured out the best way to fight in various types of climates and environments. This fact makes
the collecting of US uniforms very appealing.
In trying to determine if you should collect WWII American uniforms there are certain factors that should be
A collector may decide what to collect based on the likes of the person. Some individuals collect all Army Air Corps
related items, others may want USMC combat uniforms, etc.
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
of the American Military Uniform identification guide.