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 an unidentified Liaison pilot of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Donated by Capt. David O. Hill
Country of Origin: United States
Clothing: 74.9 x 77.5 x 5.1cm (29 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 2 in.)
Other (Sleeve): 59.7cm (23 1/2 in.)
Other (Shoulder): 45.7cm (18 in.)
Clothing Size: 42
Overall: Wool, cotton, brass, silk, plastic
United States Army 82nd Airborne Division Liaison Pilot's Type M1944 "Ike" Coat: green/chocolate olive drab wool waist length jacket; two breast flap pockets with box pleat; open lapels; five hidden buttons down front; button cuffs; front snap tab at waist; attached take-up buckles on each hip; epaulets with silver Captain's rank insignia on each shoulder; ribbon bar with World War II Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and American Campaign Medal ribbons over left pocket; Presidential Unit Citation ribbon over right pocket; French Croix-de-Guerre lanyard over right shoulder; brass Field Artillery crossed cannon insignia on each lapel; brass "U.S." insignia on each collar; red, white, and blue embroidered 82nd Airborne Division insignia on left shoulder; two yellow embroidered overseas service stripes on left cuff.