Sweet engineer officer’s Ike with Engineer Special Brigade and 8th Army Japanese Made patches.
Double Bullion Patched Korean War Engineer Officer’s Ike. This un-named 1st Lieutenant saw combat while serving in the 8th Army in the Pacific in WWII. As of June 12, 1946, the Amphibious Training Command insignia was worn on the sleeve as a patch, and re-designated the Engineer Special Brigade.
Both of these bullion patches are Japanese made. The Ike jacket is contract dated June of 1946, and may have been purchased by this officer and had custom lining added by a Japanese tailor. Whether or not this is a Japanese occupation piece or an Ike worn in the Korean War, it is not common to fine the Amphibious Training Center patch worn as a SSI.
Bullion 1st Lieutenant’s bars, US and Engineer officer collar brass (clutch back).
What they were doing in Occupation is most likely similar to the task they had in the Korean War, which was to provide the boats and the shore parties training for beach landings.
Condition is excellent, and shows very little use. I believe it is an early occupation period Ike jacket.
Shirt and tie not included.