Original WW2 US Army Second Pattern HBT Jacket

Original WW2 US Army Second Pattern HBT Jacket

Code: 52801

£145.00 Approx $199.45, €169.79
 

An original WW2 United States Army Second Pattern Herringbone Twill jacket in used condition.

This pattern of jacket was introduced to replace the first pattern example and saw service throughout the rest of the war. The jacket is made from the herringbone twill material used for all US Army workwear during the Second World War and is fitted with metal 13 star buttons throughout. The jacket features large pockets to the chest which are the most obvious piece of design found on the second pattern jacket. 

The original owner has removed the buttons at the cuff, the collar and those at the chest used to fasten the gas flap. The holes have been carefully mended after this and it is clearly an original period modification. No doubt done to make the shirt more comfotrable and not a bad idea at all!

The original size tag is present is present inside the pocket although is has been washed out. It was most likely originally labelled as a 38R or possibly a 38S. It will easily fit a modern 42" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures - 

Chest - 24"
Inside arm - 21"
Outside arm - 23 1/4"
Shoulders - 20"
Length - 28 1/2"

The jacket is in good condition with some signs of wear and use. The jacket is still very wearable but please study the pictures carefully before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn work jacket which may have small issues commensurate with age.

A good original WW2 fatigue jacket!