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WWII US Army M-1943 Field 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. The US Army saw the need to develop a sturdy jacket for combat. Its forst attempt saw the development of the M-1941 jacket, which was not very successful. The M-1943 came next. This was a much better design. It was made of Lightweight canvis material.





Four pocket construction. OD color. Brown plastic buttons close the front of the jacket. The shoulder has epilets secured by the same type of buttons. The original white tag with black letters remains in place.





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 button.





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.



PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

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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  MARKET ANALYSIS
Feb 24th, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The field jacket featured here is getting to be 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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