WWII US Navy Aviator's Working Dress 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.
The US Marine Corps dress uniform was an exception. It had seen some improvement when compared
to its much cruder descendant. Both types of uniforms were made of a green color
gabardine material. However, the one
used in WWII was more refined, replacing the wool cloth.
Sailor's had a choice to use standard issue uniforms or have them tailor made. The uniform featured
here was tailor made. A couple of tags
are found on the inside of the jacket. They have the logo of the tailor shop that made the
The American tunics held a variety of patches
in the left and right arms. The rank of O-1 Ensign is present. A five point star is placed just above.
the breast area. This uniform has a beautifully constructed bullion set of navy wings. The
background consists of black wool.
Pilots were issued standard 3 inch metal wings. However, in some instances cloth wings were
used for convinience since they are more closely secured to the uniform and they don't have to
be taken off the uniform to be put away.
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