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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. It is made in the darker shade OD7 material which was introduced in early 1943. 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 cuffs can be fastened around the wearer's wrists in two positions and two more 13 star buttons are located to the rear of the collar. There are shadows to both sleeves where rank badges have previously been fitted.
The original size tag is no longer present although it was most likely originally labelled as a 34R. It will easily fit a modern 38" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 22 1/2"
Inside arm - 21"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 19 1/2"
Length - 28 1/2"
The jacket is in good condition with some signs of wear and use. It has a few marks as shown but overall it displays well. The jacket is still very wearable but please study the pictures carefully before purchasing.
A good original WW2 fatigue jacket!