WWII US Marine Corps HBT Field Shirt -
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 Marines developed a
combat shirt for jungle fighting. Manufactured of
HBT (Herring Bone Twill) material.
The field shirt featured here was employed by the Marine Corps (USMC) during WWII. Of HBT construction.
One large pocket found in the chest area. The letters USMC are stenciled on the pocket. A Grenade pouch
is found on the side of the main pocket.
Metal buttons with the text "US Marine Corps" stamped in the face.
The American tunics held 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