WWII US Army HBT Fatigue Shirt -
The United States armed forces employed a variety of fatigue shirts during WWII. The example portrayed on this page was
manufactured from a canvis-like material.
The shirt had two pockets with a flap secured by a single button. The shirt came
equipped with plastic buttons.
This type of uniform saw action in both the Pacific and European fronts.
Notice how one of the pockets comes equipped with a pen/pencil holder. All the shirts were
issued with long sleeves. Many of the soldiers modified them to short sleeves, specially in
the South Pacific where the weather could be much hotter.
Some of the shirts has manufacturing tags.
In Other instances the information was simply stamped in black ink. Sometimes it is very
difficult to read the stamps because they wear out.
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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This WWII US uniform may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US uniforms, you can do so by going to our
American Military Uniforms Price Guide.
Where we cover Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other organizations.