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WWII US Army Camo Shirt -
The United States armed forces fought extensively in the islands of the South Pacific during WWII. The hot tropical weather demanded the development of a lighter weight uniform than those used during WWI. Another requirement was that of being able to blend better with the thick foliage. These demands puched for the birth of the camouflage uniform.

The US Army began using camouflaged uniforms for the first time in the Pacific theater during WWII. Due to the experimental nature of the concept their use was not very widespread, Making the uniforms hard to obtain. The US Marine Corps employed camouflage uniforms in far larger numbers.

The camouflaged shirt featured here was employed by the US Army during WWII. It was manufactured from Herring bone twill material.

The design of the tunic consisted of two pocket construction. A flap was provided to secure the pocket shut via the use of plastic brown buttons . Once closed, the buttons were out of view.

The front of the camouflaged shirt was closed using a series of plastic brown buttons. Many of these buttons were lost While in the field. As seen on this uniform, the colors and construction of the plastic buttons do not match. This is a common problem with any uniform.

When the shirt was buttoned up, a flap would cover the buttons. This feature was created so that when walking through the jungle branches would not get snagged on the buttons. This design feature was carryed onto the Vietnam war era uniforms.

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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The uniform has two oversized (very long) pockets. This style was discontinued because of the difficulty of finding small items that fell to the bottom of the pocket.

The cuffs of most fatigue unforms always show wear. This example is no exemption. The cuffs are always among the first things to be frayed. The uniform does not have any tags or markings.

The tunic did not have any patches or insignia.

This WWII US uniform may be currently reproduced. 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 the collectible.

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.


The value for the 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 $275.00 $300.00 $325.00 $350.00 $370.00
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A A

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