Wonderful English bullion patch and DUIs on this 41 Service Dress Uniform.
What a great 41 Service Dress coat for a corporal in the 9th Airborne Engineer Command, assigned to one of their units in the European Theater. There are two names written in ink on the lining in the neck area (“C.H. Kiheawn, and H. Bryon). Who the last wearer is I don’t know.
A very clean coat with US and Air Corps collar brass, DUIs (pin back) for the 9th AB Engr’s; rank stripes and overseas bars, and patch are all sewn on with a cross stitching. The 4 OS bars are theater made as well. Ribbon bars (singles) for Good Conduct with medal, EAME with six campaign stars (one bronze and one silver representing 5), and the WWII Victory Medal.
Condition is fine with some very minor flaws not worth mentioning. Super display piece, and a great patch.
The 9th AB Engineers in Europe, worked constantly in building and maintaining bases, mainly for the tactical 9th Air Force, on the European Continent. Their little unit pamphlet was entitled, “Stepping Stones to Victory.”
USPS Priority $20.