WWII 1942 US Army Uniform -
The Army uniforms during 1942 remained pretty much unchanged from the previous year.
Made of wool. The tunic
had four front pockets with brass eagle buttons.
This particular example has several patches
and insignia on it. The
lapels bear the US army and medical disc emblems. A rifle marksmanship badge is located above the top left pocket.
(bottom-left) This sleeve displays the Pacific Ocean Area patch. Just below it is the private first class emblem.
(bottom-right) The top patch is the 10th Corps emblem followed by the private first class, two six months
of overseas service and a one year active duty stripe.
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The 10th Corps (X) was a corps of the United States Army in World War II and the Korean War.
The X Corps was activated in May 1942 at Sherman, Texas. It embarked for the Pacific Theater in July 1944 after two changes of station and participation in maneuvers in Louisiana and at the California-Arizona maneuver area.
X Corps took part in the following campaigns: New Guinea, Leyte, and Southern Philippines.
The uniform's tag is
found inside one of the lower pockets. As it can be seen in the bottom
photograph this tag contains valuable data about the uniform.
The tag contains the following information:
Coats, Wool serge, O.D.
Barrister Clothing CO.
Stock No. C-69356
Spec. P.Q.D. No. 197
Dated July 10, 1942
Phila. Q.M. Depot
Size 34 S