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Hi there has any one ever heard of or have pictures of a hbt od7 us army jungle jacket,

it has rienforcements at the shoulders ,appelettes , and loopsin the back to run back pack straps throughout and bellows pockets with exposed plastic buttons . thanks koreamike

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Koreamike, The last explanation I heard was that these jackets and trousers were WWII War Aid to England for tropical use. That is why there is a W.A. printed on the QM tags and why they have such unusual characteristics. Just look at the two cute, little buckles and straps at the waist of the trousers shown below. Here are some small pictures of my full, mint set and tags. I thought these HBTs had been discussed here before a long time ago, but for the life of me I can't find the thread.

 

Bob

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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb, bastard die for his country" George Pattons speech to the Third Army.

 

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Neat! I've never seen a measurement for "Breeches" before. I suppose that's the widest area of the hips? It looks like there's a small pocket on the right thigh for the first aid bandage, similar to the battle dress trousers - another clue to it's British use. Are there buttons for suspenders?

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Definitely British patterns, labels are likely US made like the unifroms, but are British style too. The US did make War Aid unifroms out of HBT. The standard Brit or Commonwealth produced uniforms were not HBT but denim or "airtex".

 

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Grant S., You are correct that the pocket on the right thigh fits a 1942 dated British First Field Dressing nicely with the pocket dimensions being 5" X 5". BTW. No suspender buttons were found anywhere on the trousers. If anyone is interested I can take some better pictures and detail closeups of the set later when I have better light. FYI. I have found that the Jungle Trousers seem to be much harder to find that the Jungle Jackets.

 

Bob

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb, bastard die for his country" George Pattons speech to the Third Army.

 

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Rambob, thanks for posting that gem. I wasn't aware of the other discussion, so this is a 1ster for me, too; amazing!!

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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God's best, my friend :)

Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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