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Catalog Number 2001.301.001
Object Name Jacket
Collection Unknown
Date 1944
Description 1944 Army olive drab wool field jacket. Two outside pockets with flaps (one button on each pocket inside flap so that the buttons are not exposed). Four olive plastic buttons up front of the jacket and one snap at the very bottom. Sleeves have one button on bottom cuff as well. Two waist tabs on either side of back of jacket.
Left front facing sleeve has 2nd infantry division Indian head patch and private first class rank insignia. Right front facing sleeve has 5th U.S. Army patch. Right front facing breast (left to right viewed top to bottom) has insignia symbolizing: United Nations Service Medal Korea, Korean Service Medal (each star represents an additional award or participation in designated campaigns or operations),Purple Heart medal for being wounded. Second row (left to right) signifies Asiatic-Pacific Campaign medal (for service in US armed forces within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations for 12/07/1941 to 03/02/1946), American Defense medal (for service during 09/08/1939 to 12/07/1941), and American Campaign Medal (for service within the American Theater of Operations between 12/07/1941 -03/02/1946). Right front facing shoulder has cord signifying French Fourragere (WWII) and Left front facing shoulder has cord signifying Branch of Service aquillette (blue for infantry). Each shoulder also has a green combat leader's identification tab. Inside lining is olive drab cotton and has, "N-8053" written in black ink on inside of jacket. There is also a loop to hang the jacket with and a small white tag underneath that reads, "34S".
Dimensions W-16 L-23.5 inches
Material Wool, cotton, plastic, satin
Provenance Asiatic-Pacific Campaign, USA, France
Search Terms military
WWII
US
Army
dress uniform
Category Military