WWII USMC Field Pants -
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 Marine Corps developed a series of tropical uniforms designedfor the fighting in jungle
environment where the weather was hotter. The uniforms were made of
HBT material. The initials stood
forHerring Bone Twill.
The item featured here is a set of HBT pants. As used by the US Marine Corps during WWII. The construction
consists of two open face rear poackets. Two slanted pockets in the front. The fly is closed with the
use of smooth face metal buttons. A series of belt loops are placed around the perimeter.
Pants are harder to find because most people wore them after the war. The normal use destroyed many of
The pants came with a matching
These would hold a variety of patches
and insignia in the left and right arms.
Also in the breast area.
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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Unlike earlier American uniforms, the front buttons
were sewn. Of metal construction. Golden color. Bearing the US Navy eagle in the face of the