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It looks to me like a WWII era HBT top, or a variant of it. I have no clue if it's real or not but the insignia is newer and wouldn't go on this jacket. It's post-68 subdued. Plus the army tape is on the wrong side and the CIB would go above the army tape on the other side.

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Someone jacked with a nice early HBT jacket. A bit more difficult to find in that good of condition.

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First pattern WW2 HBT jacket. Remove the inappropriate insignia and you'll have yourself a desirable collectible as these are far less common than the HBT shirts which followed.

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Ruined a nice HBT jacket with the modern patches! Danny

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Removing the modern patches might leave some slight stitch marks/shadows but that is infinitely preferrable to leaving it as it is IMHO. It's pretty grubby too. Washing it after removing the patches will really help to restore its original appearance.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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