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THE US MILITARY UNIFORM - The American armed forces uniforms have gone through a series of changes since their inception. This section of the website is dedicated to examining some of the uniform variations that were developed during some of the most challenging periods faced by the American forces. The eras covered include war and non-war periods.

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WWI US MILITARY UNIFORMS
The United States military became aware that warfare was changing. The old approach of formation lines was no longer a viable way to fight. Advances in weaponery and transportation dictated a new way of fighting. The soldier would now be required to utilize mother earth and her surroundings. The Spanish American war was the first conflic where the United States employed Khaki colored uniforms.

The early 1900's saw the begining of the re-evaluation of the design of the combat uniform. The priority was to design clothing that was comfortable to wear and that would leverage colors to better blend with the surrounding environment.

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1918 US Army Tanker Uniform. Wool construction with tanker collar brass and a matching patch. Tank warfare was first introduced in WWI.


WWI US Army Summer Tunic. Fout pockets design. Of cotton construction. Brass collar insignia includes a US and Supply discs.


WWI US Army Winter Uniform. Of wool construction. Complete with the leggings and overseas hat. Four pocket construction.


WWI US Marine Corps (USMC) winter Uniform. Of wool construction. US Navt buttons. The collar discs include a US and a Machine Gunner.



PRE WWII MILITARY UNIFORMS
This portion of the website covers military uniforms developed between the years of 1920 and 1940 and employed by the US Armed Forces. Many of the designs and materials were a legacy from WWI. The Quartermasters did alot of experimentation with colors.

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1932 US Army Summer uniform. Khaki color. Cotton construction. Four pocket style with metal buttons bearing the American eagle.


1920's US Army military uniform. This is a tailor made, high quality construction tunic. Four pocket type. Brass collar included. Early wool patches found in the sleeves.


1920's US Army field shirt. This is the standard shirt worn by American soldiers during the 1920's. Two pocket construction. Plastic buttons.


1930's US Army dress tunic. Of gabardine and wool construction. The sleeves have WWI patches. Shoulder section has epilets with metal buttons.



WWII MILITARY UNIFORMS
World War Two propelled the United States into a position of world power. However, the begining of the war did not look so promising for the US. At the start of the conflict the US armed forces were unprepared. The equipment of uniforms were pretty much left-overs from WWI. Shortly after goign to war the US governent and the oindustrial complex had many challenges to meet. Including the development of uniforms that were more dequate for the different theaters of operations.

Advancements in technology brought about a whole new type of warfare. All of the sudden there were soldiers jumping off airplanes and landing in the middle of hostile territory. New aircrafts allowed the crew to fly higher and longer, which exposed them to very inclement weather. New clothing had to be designed and developed to meet the requirements that these conditions brought.

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1942 US Navy Working uniform. tailor made. Double black stripes on the sleeves. Green gabardine construction.

WWII M-1943 US Army field jacket. four pocket construction with flaps over the pockets. Waist draw string.

WWII US Army Mackinaw field jacket. Also known as the Jeep jacket. Of khaki color, cotton construction. The collar has a wool cover. Double breasted. Complete with the belt.

WWII US Army Paratrooper jump jacket. This is one of the most sought after pieces of American military clothing. Of light canvis construction. Four pocket design with top pockets slanted. Two snaps in wach pocket. Complete with the belt.



1943 US Marine Corps dress tunic. Green wool construction. Brown metal buttons with the Navy eagle in the front. Three ribbons above the top pocket. FMF-PAC pacth on one sleeve.


1942 US Army summer tunic. Cotton construction. Quartermasters collar insignia. Multiple ribbons above the top pockets. Gold metal buttons with the army eagle design. SHAPE patch on one sleeve.


WWII US Army 1943 wool tunic. Rank patches on sleeves along with overseas service stripes. Four pocket construction. Retains the original tag. Gold metal buttons with Army eagle design.


WWII US Army wool field overcoat. Heavy duty construction. Issued to troops in the European theater. Double breasted design with brown plastic buttons. Dated 1945. Retains the original tag.




WWII US Army HBT Model 3 utility jumpsuit. One top pocket with flap. One rear pocket with flap. Metal buttons with 13 star pattern. Belt is sewn in to the uniform. Metal buckle.


WWII 1942 US Army wool tunic. Four pocket construction. Private rank. Multiple ribbons and unit patches. The buttons are gold in color and bear the Army eagle design. Retains the original tag.


WWII US Marine Corps (USMC) HBT field uniform. Pants and tunic. Brass buttons with "US Marine Corps" around perimeter. USMC and EGA stamped on top pocket. The pants have side cargo pockets.


WWII US Army Mountain troops jacket. This is a hard to find item. The jacket doubles as a backpack with the main compartment located in the back.




WWII US Army camouflaged tunic. One of the very first designs of camouflage available to soldiers. HBT construction. Two pocket type. brown plastic buttons.


WWII US Army HBT Model 1 jumpsuit. Employed by tankers, mechanics and other tyeps of jobs. With four pockets in the front and two in the rear. The HBT belt with metal buckle is present.


WWII US Army HBT fatigue shirt. Two pocket construction with flaps in each pocket. Green plastic buttons.



KOREAN WAR MILITARY UNIFORMS
This section of the website is dedicated to the study of the uniforms employed by the US Armed forces during the Korean conflict. Covering the years between 1950 and 1953.

Most of the uniforms developed for this conflict consisted of revised versions of the WWII models. The cold weather also dictated the creation of heavier clothing. Many of the changes and new patterns were adopted by the Quartermasters Corps and other branches between the years of 1946 and 1950. A common problem of the time was the lag between design and production of uniforms.

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1950's US Army HBT combat shirt. Thirteen star metal buttons. Black and yellow Army tag. White and black name tag.


1950 US Army Officer's overcoat. Brown plastic buttons. Comes with a belt with a metal buckle. Retains original tag.


1951 US Army field jacket liner. Information stamped with black ink near the collar section. White cotton lined inside. Worn with the M-1951 jacket.


US Army M-1951 field jacket. Four pocket construction. Basically the same design as a WWII jacket. Complete with white cotton liner.


US Army HBT field shirt. Brown plastic buttons with the rim. Two pocket construction. Black and yellow Army tag above one pocket.



VIETNAM WAR MILITARY UNIFORMS
This part of the website is designed to record the development and utilization of the US armed forces military clothing during the Vietnam war. The variuous branches that participated in the conflict are represented here. Both combat and dress uniforms are showcased.

The weather faced by the troops dictated the development of the materials for the combat uniforms. War was weaged in the jungles. American soldiers took on extended search and destroy missions. Army troops pushed through the dense rain forests, swampy rice paddies and climbed jungle covered mountains in order to find and engage the enemy. Rain was a constant companion. For several months the heat was exhausting.

Most of the Army's clothing and equipment was developed by the Army Quartermaster Research and engineering command with headqurters in Natick, Massachusetts.

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1968 US Air Force Class A officer's tunic. Complete with a pilot wings, multiple award ribbons and a nameplate. The tunic is named.


1966 US Air Force jungle combat tunic. Four pocket construction with the slanted angle. The nametags and rank patches are in-country made.


1968 US Army ERDL pattern camouflage tunic. With four pockets. Two top ones are slanted. Dated 1968. Both original tags are present.


1969 US Army ERDL pattern jungle combat camouflaged tunic. In very good condition. Four pocklet construction. made of cotton.


1969 US Army gala dress uniform. This uniform was manufactured in WWII. Dark blue wool construction. Tailor made. Comes with multiple badges and ribbons.


1965 US Army OD jungle combat tunic. Slant pocket design. Cotton construction. This is the early design with the shoulder epileps.


US Air force field jacket. Dated 1965. OD cotton construction. Sateen OG-107. Rounded collar. Four pocket construction with metal snaps.


1959 US Marine Corps Colonel Gala uniform. Named and dated. Tailor made. Embroidered insignia. Gold metal buttons. Beuatiful construction.




1968 US Army jungle combat tunic. Four pocket construction. Rip-stop material. Factory made patches.


1960 US Air Force jungle combat tunic. Modified shortened sleeves. Complete with theater made nametag and rank.


5th Ranger Army special forces tunic jungle combat tunic. Very nicely made in-country patches. Four pocket construction.


1969 US Army 82nd Airborne combat tunic. OG-107 poplin construction. Slant pocket type. Exposed buttons. Retains original tags.





 
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