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The Trousers- purchased separately from the "Craig" Coat:

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Backside; these are a big size 36, hence there are 5 snaps at the fly...

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Here's another name stamp by the "Western Costume Co." stamp- "J.O. CASSITY". Can't help but wonder if these were used in any War films....

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Rear end...there had to have been complaints about each side only having 1 front and 1 rear pocket, contributing to the changes made in early 1944:

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The other '42 Suit, displayed with Mosquito Covered Helmet; just realized I don't have any detail shots of it :dry: There are some minor differences between this and the previous one.

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Mike, I almost said "When did you not have F.F.?", but I hear what you're saying...about the time you think you're over it, some little doo-dad will bring up a recurrence and you're as "sick" as ever :lol: :lol: That's what happened when I rediscovered this thread!

 

Hey GI, great to "see" you again, and thanks for the compliments (still haven't snagged a mint '42 Coat to go with the mint extra Pants though). I darn near forgot about this thread, and it would be an excellent reference topic; I'm glad the Administration pinned it here in the specialized section.

 

A close-up of the 2nd '42 Utility Coat. This one is made from a differing dye batch than the other one:

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The mandatory pocket shot...

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The back- this Coat is named to "P.V. BOROFSKY" across the back; the USMF "Independent Research Team" has informed me that he was a member of an Armoured Unit in the 3rd Marine Division. Makes good sense, as the 3rd received their 'Flage Utility issue for the Solomons about the same time in 1943 as the SecMarDiv got theirs for the Gilberts, Marianas, etc..

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Here's the man...

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This Suit has been through 3 different Marines. This laundry stamp appears in both the Coat and Trousers:

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The Trousers; 2 dye lots can be seen here:

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These are a 32" waist, and have only 4 snaps. These are likely early production, as the snaps are brass instead of the more commonly seen plated steel...

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The Back...no dye contrast here:

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Yet another name stamp, right by the laundry number:

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As mentioned, there are some differences between these 2 Suits. The "Craig" Coat is fitted with chromed steel snaps, the other with galvanized (they don't call us "thread counters" for nothin', do they?? :lol:). Yeah, I know...big deal...heh heh...

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Both breast pockets- the Coat at right is bar-tacked at the top, the other is just sewn up:

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The most striking difference is the Trousers. They tend to be staggered on each side normally (front on the right side, rear on the left), but the "early" Pants have both rear pockets on the right side.

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This- to me, at least- is the most interesting trivia concerning the '42 Utility Suit: it is virtually identical in design to the Army's 1942 Experimental O.D.-to-'Flage 2-Piece Jungle Suit:

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Close-up...the only real difference is the lack of skirt pockets on the Army Jacket.

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The Trousers- again, about identical, down to the patch pocket on the left rear side. It's kind of a wonder to me that this O.D./camo fabric was not approved over the garish tan camo, as it just seems a more practical design.

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I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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No USMC Camouflage thread would be complete without a little Paraflage...here, a Coat, Utility, Parachutist:

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I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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These were made noticeably different from the Infantry Utility Coat, both shown shoulder-to-shoulder...

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

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Below, next to the Jump Smock it was designed to be worn under:

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Support our troops...abandoning the War on Terror is not an affordable luxury.

I'm so old, I still call W.W.II U.S. militaria "war surplus".

 

God's blessings in the Name of our Lord Jesus- Jim Robertson

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