I was the winning bidder on the Ebay auction linked below for a pre-WW2 khaki tunic
The tunic is listed, obviously, as U.S. Coast Guard. Although the pictures show early split-ring detachable USCG buttons, the tunic itself looks very much like an Army M1926 khaki coat. Specifically with respect to the shoulder epaulettes and the belt hooks with the cloth loop and button attachments. I have researched pictures of USCG khaki uniforms from the WWII era, and none of the ones Ive been able to find show epaulettes on the coat. Furthermore, it looks like USCG shore duty khaki coats do not have flaps over the 2 lower pockets of the tunic.
Anyone have any thoughts about this? I am guessing that maybe someone just put USCG buttons on an Army tunic?