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I discovered this cut-down M43 jacket at the Show of Shows last month. It belonged to a member of the 508th Military Police Battalion and had German-made insignia. The eagle hand painted on the left breast pocket was inspired by the battalion colors. USMF member “sgtdorgano” pulled it out of the proverbial woodwork in Massachusetts. Not sure if he sold it. Has anybody ever seen another jacket like this one?

 

 

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Hmmm first time ive seen a cut down M-43, but if you had the money Im sure a tailor was more than willing to do it.

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Many moons ago I had an M43 that was cut down and adorned with embroidery that had the soldiers name and the map of Korea and the places he had been. It was done in a very similar fashion as the Navy does Liberty cuffs and jumpers. It was a beautiful jacket. I wound up trading it to a deceased friend of mine for a couple of WWI Navy hat Tallies I was missing. Not sure what happened to the jacket at this point but the practice of tailoring Field Jackets was done but not that much from what I have seen.

 

Beautiful jacket BTW!

 

TH1

Collector of WWI US Navy "Donald Duck" Caps and Hat Tallies - Looking for Tallies from the USS Carp & USS Chauncey

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Thats a great piece.

 

Not uncommon to see items altered on Korea and Japan post war.Even in Germany.Seen hbt and khaki shirts cut down and made into Jackets etc.

 

Local vet had a reversible parka tailored into a jacket when he was in Korea post WW2.

 

He was in 31st Infantry/7th Infantry div.

 

 

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That is a NICE jacket Doyler!

 

TH1

 

Thank you.

 

He was a local teacher.Very nice man.

In Memoriam:
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I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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That sure was my jacket for a little while, it was a beauty and very well made/tailored..didnt sell at sos so ended up selling it to my buddy who is also a forum member here??...mike

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You see a lot of cool made up stuff during the Japan occupation. Still have one jump jacket made out of a sleeping bag cover. Most vets said the occupation of Japan was great duty until June of 50 when the North Koreans came over the line!

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I discovered this cut-down M43 jacket at the Show of Shows last month. It belonged to a member of the 508th Military Police Battalion and had German-made insignia. The eagle hand painted on the left breast pocket was inspired by the battalion colors. USMF member “sgtdorgano” pulled it out of the proverbial woodwork in Massachusetts. Not sure if he sold it. Has anybody ever seen another jacket like this one?

 

 

 

 

I just saw your post, this is such a cool looking jacket. Now I want one like it...

Bob Davis
Secretary, Arizona Chapter, The Orders and Medals Research Society
ASMIC Member #5364, OVMS Member #11939
US Army Infantry 2001-2009, OIF/OEF Veteran

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