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Record 587/959
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Model 1942 Shirt: Olive Drab wool; fully opening with seven plastic buttons down the front; two breast pockets with flaps and button closure; placket in front with gas flap; split cuffs with gas flap; gussets; left shoulder has 5th Army patch. This style wool shirt was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1937. In 1942, the "special" appeared, which was the combat shirt with the gas flap in the cuffs and the placket. It was standard issue to all soldiers in the U.S. Army and was the basic uniform shirt in all theaters. Possibly used by donor, Robert A. Molash.
Shirt -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
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