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    I have a WWII army uniform dated 1942. Sewn inside the jacket it says "Regulation Army Officer Uniform" From what I know, winter uniforms were dark top and khaki bottoms and nicknamed "Pinks and Greens" Summers were all Khaki. I have dark greenish brown tops with belt and dark trousers.

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    they could wear khaki or dark ODs with the jacket, it was a dark OD IKE jacket before that

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    I have a WWII army uniform dated 1942. Sewn inside the jacket it says "Regulation Army Officer Uniform" From what I know, winter uniforms were dark top and khaki bottoms and nicknamed "Pinks and Greens" Summers were all Khaki. I have dark greenish brown tops with belt and dark trousers.

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    This is a good set of WWII US officers uniform. Officers were allowed a small degree
    of individual preference, ie: khaki shirts and trousers could be mixed with OD's
    depending on the CO.

    The troubling aspect for me though, is that there is no lapel or shoulder insignia
    showing the branch of service, which means at some point they were removed
    or were never attached to begin with.

    This also means that the jacket could be attributed to any arm of service one
    would choose to believe. The AAF is a better choice for most, as the set
    could possibly be sold for more money than a ground based officer
    - which is what the uniform actually is - especially because of the
    'invasion' arrowheads on the ribbons ( Pacific Theater ).
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks a lot!
    Just above the medals is the outline of what appears to be a long rifle? looks to be infantry badge. The shoulder patch was removed... you can see the outline of what was there but too faded to make out the exact design. The uniform is in better shape than the one I wore just 10 years ago though!

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    The badge would be a 'CIB' - Combat Infantry Badge !

    If you can determine size and shape of the shoulder patch outline,
    it could lead to id'ing the correct Division - or as close as you
    could possibly get.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    This grouping makes me think of the 6th division.

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    the gaberdine long pants were used after the war and most worn out as the riding britches were easy to find

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