Super German Made Lieutenant’s Ike jacket and 1st Division patch, purchased while in occupation.
This is a fabulous example of an officer’s “Ike” jacket made early in German occupation, sporting both theater made distinctive insignia for the 18th U.S. Infantry, and a 1st Division shoulder sleeve insignia. The clothier (hoflieferant meaning purveyor) was “Fritz Schulze, Hoflieferant, Muchen, Maximilionstr 40” and sold this local made uniform jacket to this un-named infantry 1st lieutenant. The jacket is made in fine quality dark OD gaberdine material and green silk lined.
Collar brass and rank insignia, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and ribbon bars are all US made. The German DUIs are pin back and mounted on green felt leadership tabs. The ribbon bars reflect service in 4 ETO campaigns, in which this lieutenant was wounded. From left to right, top to bottom; Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct, EAME Campaign Medal with 4 stars, WWII Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation. Over the right pocket is a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon. Finally, the Meritorious Unit Citation patch on right cuff completes the story on this great jacket.
Condition is remarkable. The lot consists of the jacket only, as shirt and tie are props only.
USPS Priority Mail $20.00