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
material and they were khaki in color. Two pocket construction with a straight flap for
each pocket. The shirt came with brown plastic
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
to designate the rank and affiliation to a unit or group. The patches were usually applied to the arms.
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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