Tunic, Type M1944, United States Army Air Forces

Tunic, Type M1944, United States Army Air Forces

     

The Type M1944 tunic also known as the "Ike" Jacket was an American adaptation of the British issued battle dress blouse. By the end of the war the M1944 replaced the longer Type M1939, M1940, and M1942 style coats.

This tunic was worn during World War II by the donor Private First Class Robert Wilber. Wilber served as a mechanic in the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in 1945 and 1946.

Donated by Robert J. Wilber

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Forces Type 1944 tunic; olive drab wool "Ike" jacket with five hidden buttons down front; two patch pockets with flap and box pleat; drop fall collar; waist belt; gold embroidered Honorable Discharge (Ruptured Duck) insignia over right pocket; brass U.S. Army Air Forces winged propeller and United States "U.S." national insignia disks on collar; embroidered Army Air Forces winged five point star insignia on left shoulder; Enlisted Technical Specialist "Engineering" sleeve insignia on right cuff; embroidered Mediterranean Allied Air Forces insignia on right shoulder (white wings on blue rectangle with orange boarder and letter text "MAAF"); two silver wire horizontal overseas service stripes on left cuff.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Stanley's Sportswear

Date
1944

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Military

Materials
INSIGNIA - BRASS
Overall: Wool
Dimensions
Clothing: 71.1 x 82.6 x 6.4cm (28 x 32 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Clothing Size: 38R

The Type M1944 tunic also known as the "Ike" Jacket was an American adaptation of the British issued battle dress blouse. By the end of the war the M1944 replaced the longer Type M1939, M1940, and M1942 style coats.

This tunic was worn during World War II by the donor Private First Class Robert Wilber. Wilber served as a mechanic in the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in 1945 and 1946.

Donated by Robert J. Wilber

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Forces Type 1944 tunic; olive drab wool "Ike" jacket with five hidden buttons down front; two patch pockets with flap and box pleat; drop fall collar; waist belt; gold embroidered Honorable Discharge (Ruptured Duck) insignia over right pocket; brass U.S. Army Air Forces winged propeller and United States "U.S." national insignia disks on collar; embroidered Army Air Forces winged five point star insignia on left shoulder; Enlisted Technical Specialist "Engineering" sleeve insignia on right cuff; embroidered Mediterranean Allied Air Forces insignia on right shoulder (white wings on blue rectangle with orange boarder and letter text "MAAF"); two silver wire horizontal overseas service stripes on left cuff.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Stanley's Sportswear

Date
1944

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Military

Materials
INSIGNIA - BRASS
Overall: Wool
Dimensions
Clothing: 71.1 x 82.6 x 6.4cm (28 x 32 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Clothing Size: 38R

ID: A19731068000