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WWII 94th Division Modified Jacket Portrait Photo


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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.

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


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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