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1949 US Army Tank Destroyer Ike Jacket - The United States was victorious in World War. After the fighting was over there was an abundant supply of uniforms and equipment available. Not all of the items produced were actually issued. For the next few years the armed forces decided to continue employing the same stock. As the 1950's were approaching, the army decided to start producing uniforms again. Many of the uniforms retained the same style as in WWII.

The Ike jacket is an example of a uniform whose designed was perpetuated. Manufactured of a wool material. The Ike jacket saw service clear until the late 1950's in both, the army and the air force.





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.
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.).



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.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $45.00 $50.00 $60.00 $60.00 $65.00
Availability Common Common Common Common Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B


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