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Hello,

Another question I have, anyone have a good reference for US WW2 shoes, for all branches Field and Dress? I have Stanton's book on WW2 Army Uniforms, but his information on shoes isn't fully what I'm looking for. I need more information on US Army, but it would be nice for all branches too. Seems like there isn't too much information out there. 

I would also like information to tell the difference between WW2 manufactured and post war. I know a lot of WW2 boots ended up being painted black and used post war, but it can be hard to tell when it is just aged leather, or post war painted. And was this a common practice, or isolated to a much lesser stock of Shoes/boots?

I've been using this website as a reference: http://www.usww2uniforms.com/index.html  It can be hard to navigate though without more prior knowledge on what exactly to look for.

Thanks for the help!
Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

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Quick pics so not the best. I've found this to be a very generic fine reference to WW2 USGI stuff used in the ETO. It has a nice 'smattering' of GI service and dress boots throughout. For example they cover winter, armor, airborne footwear in those sections. The second addition incorporates more (Brit Made and others) . Not saying this is an end all reference to WW2 GI stuff, just a good primer with color pics, reasonable descriptions. Harlan Glenn also has several nice collector books on USMC WW2 gear. I'm sure there are a hundred others.

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Thanks a lot for the reference book! I'll look into purchasing it! Looks like a good book to add to my reference library!

Hunt


I am an amateur collector of US military items of the 20th century.

 

Looking for items related to:

-The Aleutian Island Campaign of WW2, Alaskan Theater, Alaska Defense Command, and more specifically the Battle of Attu

-Items related to the 50th Combat Engineer Regiment/Battalion

-Items related to Wheelus Air Force Base Libya, particularly from 1957-1960

-WW2 items belonging to service members from Northern Virginia

-WW2 Uniforms (all branches and services)

-Cheap/Throwaway WW2 named uniforms

-Smaller WW2 Groupings

-7th Infantry Division Items

-WW2 Photos and Letters (all branches, theaters, services, etc)

 

^^ PM ME!!

 

Instagram: @surplus_central https://instagram.com/surplus_central/

eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/giovachm

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There is also a volume II to the ETO book that has a ton of good stuff in it as well. 


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