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WWII US Army Winter Pyle 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. New demands were placed on the armed forces when they had to fight in different environments. The weather found in the high mountains of Europe was different than the islands in the South Pacific. The need to develop heavier duty clothing that provided better protection against inclement weather gave birth to the mountain clothing.

The jacket featured here was intended for wear under extreme cold weather. It was made of a cotton outer shell with pyle material as a liner. pyle was the replacement for fur.

The American jackets were outfitted with a variety of patches and metal collar insignia. pateches were located in the left and right arms. Also in the chest area. The jacket featured on this page does not have any patches. The collar of the pyle jacket was made of green elastic material which did not lend itself for the use 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 jacket has one tag sewn near the collar area. The tag reads:

Jacket Field Pile OD
wear jacket field M-1943 or parka field cotton
olive drab parka chest white over this jacket
always separate from other garments for drying.
This item not intended to be worn as outer garment.

The jacket had green elastic cuffs. This feature kept the cold wind from rushing to the interior of the main body. Two lower pockets were provided. they were placed at an angle and did not have a protective flap. This design was not compatible with the active lifestyle of a soldier because items placed in there would often fall out.

The pyle jacket had a series of large, brown buttons in the front. This is how the jacket was closed.

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.

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Value $200.00 $200.00 $210.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
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Feb 22nd, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The Pyle jacket featured here is 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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