U.S. 2ND INFANTRY SHORT "EISENHOWER" JACKET AND PANTS SET INDIAN HEAD PATCH
AMERICAN 2ND DIVISION OLIVE DRAB WOOL FIELD JACKET AND PANTS SET WITH PINS AND PATCH - ORIGINAL
Original WW2 American 2nd Infantry Division, nicknamed Indianhead, jacket and pant set. Jacket size 32 and pant size 26.
The olive drab wool field jacket in its basic form was designed and classified as a field garment and thus could be worn by both officers and enlisted men. When developed in 1944, it was also authorized to replace the enlisted man's Winter Service Coat in theater of operations.
Comes with label: Product: PQD 437B:
- Outer: 18 oz. Serge Wool
- Liner: 4 oz. Rayon
- Squared waistband tab
- Instruction label present
- Bottom button on left
Jacket size 32 and pant size 26.
Jacket also comes with:
- Medal ribbon bar
- Infantry collar pins set: Brass clutch U.S. pin and cross rifles pin
- Set of two 9th Infantry Regiment collar pins
- Shoulder Aiguillete (aguillette, aiglet or aglet) braided cord with metal tips or lace tags
Sadly this jacket and pant set has some moth damage. Price reflects the damage. You can not see it well in the picture. The pants are the worst. if you want more pics of moth damage let me know . But still some great ww2 american history .
The 2nd Division was first constituted on 21 September 1917 into the Regular Army.
During WWII, after training in Northern Ireland and Wales in 1943 and 1944. The 2nd Infantry Division began its 303 days of combat by crossing the chanel at Omaha Beach, June 7, 1944 (D-Day plus 1) near Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer. The division liberated Trévières and proceeded to assault and secure Hill 192, a key enemy strong point on the road to Saint-Lo.
After Normandy the 2nd Division continued to the following engagements:
- Northern France
- Central Europe