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WWII US Army M-1943 Field 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 field jacket shown here is an example of the type used during WWII.

The jacket featured here is known as the M-1943 model. Of cotton construction. OD color. Four pocket construction. Large plastic Brown buttons secure the epilets on the shoulder.

This jacket was the inspiration for the design of the modern field jacket.

A tag with general information is found inside the jacket. It is white in color with black letters.

The tag reads as follows:

This jacket increases greatly the warmth of clothing
worn under it in cold and temperate climates
because it is windproof.
FITTING: Fit over pile jacket
USE: Sweat will chill you therefore, when you
start to get hot, open collar and loosen cuffs and
waist. If that is not enough, remove clothing
worn underneath.
WAIST DRAW STRING. Pull draw string up and
loop each end to keep proper adjustment. In
warm weather or when overheated, tie drawstring
across body and open the unbottoned jacket.

A second tag containing the size of the jacket is found inside one of the pockets.

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 considered.

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 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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Feb 23rd, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The M-1943 jacket featured here is somewhat 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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