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 Sergeant Roland V. Goulait. Goulait served in the 12th, 13th, and 19th Weather Squadrons in North Africa.
Donated by Roland V. Goulait
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 67.3 x 76.2 x 7.6cm (26 1/2 x 30 x 3 in.)
Non Ferrous Metal (Aircrew Wings)
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; one piece silver stamped pin back Aircrew wing badge over left breast pocket; brass U.S. Army Air Forces winged propeller and United States "U.S." national insignia disks on collar; embroidered Army Air Forces insignia on left shoulder; embroidered Technical Sergeant rank insignia on both arms; 6 horizontal gold wire overseas service stripes on left cuff; two embroidered diagonal three years service stripes; Enlisted Technical Specialist "Communications" sleeve insignia on right cuff.