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#1 Centurion1982

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:21 PM

Is this a real wool field shirt from WWII?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:22 PM

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:23 PM

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:26 PM

Does this sgt wears the same kind of shirt?
The photo was taken on July 2nd, 1944

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:33 PM

Yeah looks like an early(er) war made m1937 wool shirt 



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:48 PM

Thanks.

Did soldiers wear these M1937 shirts in Normandy 1944?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

Is this also a real wool field shirt from WWII?
Is this worn by the sgt above?

Is this size 2, a size small?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:41 PM

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

Does this sgt wears the same kind of shirt?
The photo was taken on July 2nd, 1944

Yes and no, it could be this early type, which was issued, or he could be wearing the wartime introduced OD Wool Shirt ,Special, note that this one has no pleat down the front, and will have a gas flap (the gas flap had an added befit for extra warmth  over the front) and gusseted cuff, also for gas protection. But having said that this early type would be worn along side the newer types, no problems.

 

OD Wool Shirt ,Special,

 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:17 PM

Is this also a real wool field shirt from WWII?
Is this worn by the sgt above?

Is this size 2, a size small?

Thanks,
Marcel

 

The shirt marked Size 2 is a WW2 Marine Corps enlisted wool shirt.Note the pocket flaps are different and tag specifies NoM contract information.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:18 PM

This one is a WWII U.S. Marine Corps Wool shirt, note the design of the pocket flaps, scalloped and pointed.

 

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Here's another one, an unissued one, so since it is USMC, it's highly unlikely a U.S. Army soldier will be wearing one.

 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:19 PM

 

The shirt marked Size 2 is a WW2 Marine Corps enlisted wool shirt.Note the pocket flaps are different and tag specifies NoM contract information.

You beat me again Doyler, RATS :lol:



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:12 PM

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:22 PM

Yes and no, it could be this early type, which was issued, or he could be wearing the wartime introduced OD Wool Shirt ,Special, note that this one has no pleat down the front, and will have a gas flap (the gas flap had an added befit for extra warmth  over the front) and gusseted cuff, also for gas protection. But having said that this early type would be worn along side the newer types, no problems.
 
OD Wool Shirt ,Special,
 
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On the photo of the sgt it seems that the second button from above is higher than on a OD Wool Shirt Special, agree?

The second button from above on a early type looks to higher as well.

Are there OD Wool Shirts with higher buttons as well?

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

That's a very good observation. Yes the collars are slighly different between the two, and by the looks of it, t would seem the sarge is wearing the first pattern.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

That's a very good observation. Yes the collars are slighly different between the two, and by the looks of it, t would seem the sarge is wearing the first pattern.
 
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Is this the same shirt? The seller states its a WWII wool shirt owned by a member of the 88th glider infantry battalion.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:14 AM

I have read that until 21 april 1943 the specification 96D (which was the lighter shade) was used. In 1944 they went to the darker shade. Which type of shade is this shirt?

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:39 AM

Or this one

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

You can recognize the early shirts on period pictures since the pockets were a bit lower on the chest. I dont know about Normandy but they had them in Southern France in Aug 1944.




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