1930's US ARMY TUNIC UNIFORM - 1st CORPS
This is a US Army uniform. As issued during the 1930's. Of wool construction. typically employed
for the winter uniforms. Large, brown plastic buttons are employed in the front of the jacket. Each
bearing the US Army eagle symbol.
The tunic is outfitted with four pockets. They are covered with scalloped flaps. Buttons that match
the ones used in the front are also employed for the pockets except that they are smaller in size.
The design of this uniform was very close to what was employed during WWII. As
in previous years, officers had the prerogative to have their uniforms custom made by a tailor.
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A belt was worn with this uniform. While the belt itself is missing from this
example, the belt loops can be seen. in this case they are made of metal.
A common practice in the period was to mark the inside of the uniform with stamps
or black ink. Usual items written would be the soldier's name or serial number.
the rank of the soldier is affixed to the upper side of the arm. The soldier
was a Private First Class. The patches are cut-edge style. The second sleeve
has the 1st Corps patch, the rank and overseas service hashes.
The tunic has the 1st Corps patch on one sleeve. Of felt construction. This is an early type patch.
Following the American declaration of war on Germany, on April 6, 1917, 1st Corps was organized and activated on January 15–20, 1918, in the National Army in Neufchâteau, France, the first of several corps-sized formations intended to command divisions of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I.
The 1st Corps conducted its first offensive mission, participating in the Second Battle of the Marne from July 18 until August 6, which resulted in the reduction of the more important salients driven into Allied lines by the German offensives.
On August 15, 1927, XX Corps was reconstituted in the Regular Army. Two months later, on October 13, 1927, the XX Corps was redesignated as 1st Corps.However, the corps headquarters remained inactive during peacetime, until the US Army's buildup following the outbreak of World War II. On November 1, 1940, I Corps was reactivated at Columbia, South Carolina.
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