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WWII US Army Summer Khaki Shirt - 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 battlefields encountered during WWII presented a large varietyt of climates. From frozen mountains to scroching deserts. The need to develop new types of uniforms was pressing.

The US Army developed a summer type shirt to be worn under hot tropical conditions. The shirts were manufactured of cotton material and they were khaki in color. Two pocket construction with a straight flap for each pocket. The shirt came with brown plastic buttons. The flaps for the pockets use the same type of buttons as the shirt closure.

The American military shirts were outfitted with a variety of patches to designate the rank and affiliation to a unit or group. The patches were usually applied to the arms. Metal insignia. were normally placed on the collar. They also indicated rank and the type of work performed by the soldier (i.e. chemical warfare, communications, artillery, etc.)

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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If you have an interest is seeing other US military uniforms of WWII, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification and price 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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Feb 24th, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The Khaki shirt featured here is not 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.

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