I am curious about a shirt I picked 12 years ago. The store starts with a friend referring me to a individual who had a camouflage shirt that he had picked up at a Army Air Force Base in Central WA at the end of WW2. He was given the below shirt by a returning Army vet from what he recalls was the Pacific Theater of war.
Shirt looks to me to be a M1938 fatigue shirt but reversible camouflage. The shirt is green on one side and brown on the other, both sides of the shirt have button and button holes, the green side has side take-up straps, both sides have 2 chest pleated pockets. The buttons are donut type with stars and wreaths.
I believe at the beginning of WW2 the US Army was experimenting with camouflage shirts and pants but most I have seen of camouflage M1938 shirts were camouflage on one side and green on the other. Do any of you have a similar examples, anybody have any information on the early war samples?
I took a few picks for you viewing pleasure, first up are the green sides then I will follow with some pics of the brown side.
. thanks Mike