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WWII Eisenhower Jacket with Model 1937 Wool Shirt US Army Forces Western Pacific Command
Item #: WR1124
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This is a Model 1943 enlisted mans Eisenhower jacket from World War II. This style of jacket became popularly known as the Eisenhower, or "Ike" jacket during World War II. The 1943 version of the jacket the sleeves have adjustable cuffs, a throat closure tab, adjustable buckle waist straps, two inner pockets and the front pockets have a single button each. A quartermaster tag is sewn into the right inner pocket. It reads "Jackets, Field, WOOL, O.D./Stock No. 55-J-384-595/SIZE 36R/CAPE ANN/MANUFACTURING CO./P.O. No. 20112/Dated April 18, 1945/Pattern Date May 12, 1944/ Q.M.C. Tent. Spec./ P.Q.D. No. 437/Phila. Q.M. Depot" with a space for the inspector's stamp below. A small tag sewn into the collar also shows this one to be a size 36R. The chevrons of a Staff Sergeant are sewn on each sleeve. The unit patch on the left sleeve is of the US Army Forces Western Pacific command. There are two overseas stripes sewn above the left sleeve cuff, indicating one year of overseas service. The right sleeve has the 10th Army patch sewn on it. The United States Army Forces, Western Pacific, was established on 7 June, 1945. Headquartered in Manila, Philippine Island,, it has the mission of providing a unified command and administration, training and support of American forces in the Western Pacific area. Units placed under the control of the Western Pacific Headquarters included Army Service Commands I, C and O, the 14th Anti Aircraft Command, Military Police Command, Replacement Command, Engineer Construction Command, and the Construction Corps of the Philippines. On 15 October, 1945, the area controlled by the headquarters was extended to include the territory under control of 10th Army. Twenty days later all elements of the Philippine Army assigned to US Army Forces Pacific were assigned to the Western Pacific Headquarters. The Western Pacific Headquarters remained active until 1 January, 1947, when it was redesignated as the Philippine-Ryukyus Command headquartered at Ft McKinley in Luzon. The Staff Sergeant of the US Army Forces Western Pacific Headquarters that wore this uniform wears the collar brass of the Ordnance branch on the left side and US on the right side of the collar. There are four ribbons pinned above the left breast pocket, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Camapign Medal with one star and the World War II Victory Medal. The "Ruptured Duck" for an honorable discharge is sewn above the right pocket. There are no names or laundry numbers written in the jacket. The Model 1937 wool shirt is in very good condition. There is no damage and all the buttons are present. Staff Sergeant insignia is sewn on each sleeve, along with a "Ruptured Duck" above the right pocket. The quartermaster tag is present and very legible. An ink stamp inside the collar shows the shirt to be a size 14 1/2 x 33. Like the jacket, the shirt has no name or laundry number in it. This "Ike" jacket and shirt aree in very good condition and will be a welcomed addition to any WWII collection.
Your Price $125.00 USD

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