WWII US Navy Uniform -
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.
WWII witnessed a large introduction of new designs of combat clothing. The navy continued
employing a pull-over type uniform with a neck flap. Manufactured of blue
material. The same basic style of uniform remains in use today but it is manufactured of
The American tunics were outfitted with a variety of
which normally indicated rank or affiliation to a group.
the example featured here has a communications rating patch on one arm. The
breast area displays the honorable discharge triangular patch. Which was issued
upon successful completion of the tour of duty. Once placed on the uniform it
indicated that the sailor was no longer active.
Another item commonly attached to uniforms were metal
The Navy pullover outfits did not use this type of insignia.
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.
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The uniform was issued with a matching
The name of the ship was sometimes found on the hat or a small patch in the uniform.
The uniform consisted of a pull-over shirt with a neck flap which had white lines around its
perimeter. The shirt had one small front top pocket. It was open and did not have any
protective cover. The pants had a series of dark blue, plastic
that were sewn to form a square shape. This was a very cumbersome design.
As in any other branch, the soldier had the option to have the uniform custom made by a
tailor. This is an example of a tailor-made uniform. The pants and shirt have
which are hand sewn and are non-standard for the navy.