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WW2 WAC jacket button?


AZPhil

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Hello All,

 I was going through my Aunt Annie's uniforms and I guess I missed it, but I have one jacket that dos not have any buttons on it.

 

I think its the worsted wool type

 

These have the eyelets sewn around the holes so I know I can use the type that attached with the retaining rings. The picture is of the same jacket, just looks darker.

 

My question is .

 Do I need to find the brown plastic buttons or will this use the metal gilded one's for this jacket?

 

Thanks for looking.

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US Victory Museum

The answer is... It depends.

 

If the coat still retains a label, it will either indicate it is a coat for WAC, or for WAAC.   *IF* it indicates WAAC, *AND* you wish to

represent how this would have appeared in the time period between May 1942 and Jul 1943, then you may choose to display it

with the synthetic brownish buttons; however, if the label indicates WAC, then you would only use the army metal buttons.

 

If it was originally a WAAC uniform blouse, but you're using it to display a period after Jul 1943, then it would still be displayed

with the metal buttons.

 

 

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Thank USVM,

 That is great information. She was a WAAC prior to becoming a WAC.

I'll have to check again for tag's, I did not see any when I took it out and saw I needed buttons for this one.

But having the SSgt chevrons that would put her in the latter part of her service as a WAC.

 So metal one's for this one.

 

Are the metal buttons the same for male and female uniforms ?

 Or do I need to look for specific WAC buttons?

 

Semper Fi

Phil

 

 

 

 

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Phil,

 

The buttons for the men's and women's jackets were the same.

 

Great looking uniform of your aunt's!

 

...Kat

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Thank you Kat!!

 

Hello Mr.Jerry,

 That is very kind of you.

I'll take you up on that offer.

PM sent.

Thank You!

 

Semper Fi

Phil

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hello All,

I just wanted to say Thank You to Mr.Jerry for the buttons.

They arrived several days ago, But I needed to get some button split pins to mount them.

 Well they showed up in todays mail and I took to it immediately. 

 I am going to change Annie over from her Green wools display to tropical when the new year comes around to change it up for 2021!!

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 Thank you again!

Semper Fi

Phil

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Brian Keith

Looks great witht the buttons! Rumor has it that Mr. Jerry is a nice guy.

BKW

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Thanks Brian and as to the rumor.

I'll hit the I believe button on that !!!!

 

Semper Fi

Phil

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