Great Ike jacket with two German made U.S. Army patches; the 9th and the 7th.
This is a sweet Ike jacket with bullion patches or the 9th U.S. Army, and the 7th U.S. Army. The distinctive unit insignia are German made pin backs for the 40th Field Artillery. Rank chevrons are Technical 5th Grade, embroidered OD on dark blue wool. Three very tightly threaded bullion overseas stripes that are theater made on the left lower arm. Collar brass of the stamped clutch back type (US and FA), ribbon bar with American Defense, EAME with 2 battle stars, and WWII victory medals. A ruptured duck completes all the insignia on the ike.
The jack is in fine condition with only a few tiny moth holes. Missing one plastic button at the waist. Bullion German made patches are great examples. Jacket dated June, 1944.
The overseas cap was made by Society Brand, 7 1/4. Nice condition with traces of some mildew on leather sweat band.
This unit during WWII broke off into two battalions, the 974th and the 975th Field Artillery Bns. They maintained the parent DUIs (40th FA). After leaving the 9th Army, and going into occupation in Austria with the 7th Army, I believe this jacket belonged to a soldier in the 975th.
Unfortunately there was no ID. Not that it would help, but came out of the southern Massachusetts area.
Shirt and tie not included.
|Dimensions||20 × 18 × 16 in|