A very lovely second pattern HBT jacket from the late World War 2 era. These jackets were worn by US troops from 1943 until the end of WW2 and throughout the Korean War. This example has been modified for post-war use by shortening the pockets.
Made from a soft selvedge cotton herringbone twill fabric with two chest pockets. This shirt features metal '13-Star' buttons and displays lovely, original insignia including Hawaiian Department SSI, Sergeant 1st Class rank chevrons, silk US Army branch tape and a stamped black-on-white name tape.
In excellent overall condition with minor wear from use - All buttons, fittings, and fixtures are present. There is some light wear on the collar as seen. There are some light stitch marks from the replaced pockets.
Flat garment measurements in inches:
Chest: 48" (24" P2P)
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