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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 wool material. The same basic style of uniform remains in use today but it is manufactured of different material.

The American tunics were outfitted with a variety of patches 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 Once placed on the uniform it indicated that the sailor was no longer active.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 insignia. 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.

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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The uniform was issued with a matching sailor hat. 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 buttons 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 tags which are hand sewn and are non-standard for the navy.

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.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $40.00 $40.00 $45.00 $45.00 $50.00 $50.00 $55.00 $55.00 $60.00 $60.00 $65.00 $65.00
Availability Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common
Invest Grade C C C C C C C C C C C C

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Feb 24th, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The USN Cracker Jack uniform featured here is not very 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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