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WWII 94th Division Modified Jacket Portrait Photo

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#1 gauthieb3sxz

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:46 PM

Just won this gem on eBay. Has anyone seen another jacket with this modification?



#2 PacificGunner

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Posted 04 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

Personally I have not come across any M-43 jackets with a modified fur collar.  I usually see M-41 jackets with leather collars and leather trim around the pockets and sleeves. These usually come from Army Air Force or Navy vets, i suppose they had more time to customize their field jackets than Infantrymen. I guess the leather around the pockets and sleeves would help against fraying damage.  Is there a date on the back of the photo? I know the 94th ID was involved in the Ardennes-Alsace campaign so I wonder if this was done before or after the Battle of the Bulge.    

#3 268th C.A.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 03:04 AM

It is a nice photo. Very cool modification too on the 43 jacket. 

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