Share your favorites on Show & Tell

WWII clothing found in old trunks

In Military and Wartime > Military Jackets and Coats > Show & Tell.
Military Jackets and Coats84 of 15618th century button moldMilitary clothing - World War 2??
5
Love it
0
Like it

OCADOCAD loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
jonimajonima loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 9 years ago

    thegirlnex…
    (5 items)

    So this is the start of the clothing I found in the old steamer trunks, listed under the furniture category. Here's a little description: L-R Blue wool officer's jacket with gold eagle buttons (there is a matching jacket with tarnished silver eagle buttons as well), Green wool officer's jacket with belt & gold buttons, Blue wool short officer's jacket (also matching in green), Bomber? style jacket (the gentleman who owned these was a navigator in the air force, from the books & maps I found included in the trunks). Would like to know more about which outfits were worn for what function, rank, etc.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Military Jackets and Coats
    See all
    German Parka Original Army Jacket Military Fleece Lined Winter Hooded Coat Olive
    German Parka Original Army Jacket M...
    $96
    Extreme Cold Weather Parka N3-B US Military USGI Insulated Jacket Hood MEDIUM
    Extreme Cold Weather Parka N3-B US ...
    $219
     Desert Night Parka Camo Mens Medium Jacket Green US Army Military Fishtail
    Desert Night Parka Camo Mens Mediu...
    $79
    Original Russian Navy Wool Greatcoat - Army Surplus Military Long Coat
    Original Russian Navy Wool Greatcoa...
    $100
    logo
    German Parka Original Army Jacket Military Fleece Lined Winter Hooded Coat Olive
    German Parka Original Army Jacket M...
    $96
    See all

    Comments

    1. thegirlnextdoor, 9 years ago
      I must say, I was astonished at how heavy these wool pieces are! There is also a full length blue wool overcoat with silver buttons in lovely condition that I am hoping to clean and possibly use, but just transporting it from room to room is quite the workout. I also had trouble lifting the coats once on hangers, so no wonder those trunks were so ridiculously heavy!
    2. OCAD OCAD, 9 years ago
      I am not an expert on US uniforms but I will have a go!
      L to R. The first jacket looks like an airline pilot/officer from NWA (possibly Northwest Airlines?). I have no idea of age but perhaps 1950s?
      The second jacket is a US Army Officer's jacket (it should have a label somewhere inside - maybe in a pocket lining), for an Officer of the 7th Army. The bars on the left sleeve are overseas bars and denote 3 years service. I would WW2 but I could be wrong.
      The third is some kind of Ike or M1944 type jacket. Are there epaulettes? Also check for a makers label or QM label.

      Perhaps the Officer joined the NWA after his military service?

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.