Original WW2 US Army Second Pattern HBT Jacket - Size 38
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About this item
An original WW2 United States Army Second Pattern Herringbone Twill jacket in good 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. The shirt retains its original gas flap which were more often than not removed which is a nice feature.
The original size tag is no longer present but it would have carried the size as 38R. It will easily fit a modern 42" chest and when laid flat the jacket measures -
Chest - 24"
Inside arm - 21"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 20 1/4"
Length - 29 1/2"
The jacket is in good condition with only limited signs of wear and use. It has a few marks etc but overall it displays well and is not washed out or faded retaining its deep green colour. The buttons also retain most of their original black painted finish. The jacket is still very wearable but please study the pictures carefully before purchasing and bear in mind that it is a vintage, pre-owned item which may have flaws commensruate with age.
A good original WW2 fatigue jacket!