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WWII US Army Winter 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. It was made of cotton and pyle material.

The design of the jacket consisted of two lower pockets, placed at an angle, with flaps secured via the use of a snap. A built in hood is provided and it is lined with heavy duty pyle. The hood has a bronze zipper that, when opened, splits the hood in half. A waist draw string helps give the jacket some form.

The jacket is closed via the use of plastic buttons. The front of the closure is covered by a flap. The jacket comes with long sleeves. A cuff band can be employed to adjust the tightness of the fit at the wrist level. Two sets of buttons are sewn to provide two settings for the tightness.

The American tunics were outfitted with a variety of patches to denote rank and affiliation to a particular unit or group. The patches were sewn to the left and right arms and sometimes in the breast area. The jacket featured here would not normally have any patches.
In addition, metal collar insignia were employed. They normally show rank and the type of job the soldier performs (i.e. artillery, checmical, administration, aviation, etc.). Metal insignia was not normally employed with this jacket.

This item is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing items like this one. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the WWII US uniforms.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII American Military uniforms, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification guide.

The inside of the jacket has a quilted liner. The neck area comes with a white tag with black letters. The tag has the lot number and the size. Just above that is a cloth loop that allows the jacket to be hung when not in use.

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 heavy duty 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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