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US HBT Uniforms

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    Default US HBT Uniforms

    I purchased these a while ago and I believe they are the Navy pattern? The owner told me that they were from Pearl Harbor, but the only thing I know for sure is that they were from Hawaii since they shipped from there. The HBT is a darker more olive green, unlike the later dark od7 shade, and the earlier light shade. Perhaps it is a different color for the Navy / USMC or just discoloration?
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    Nice one, good to see the USMC herringbone weave type
    Regards
    René

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    I believe the buttons are a good indication that they are USN. USMC buttons literally say Marines on them, while Army and Navy have stars and wreaths.

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    Quote by GIZMO8Z View Post
    I believe the buttons are a good indication that they are USN. USMC buttons literally say Marines on them, while Army and Navy have stars and wreaths.

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    Nice shot there, See the HBT weave differences
    Regards
    René

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    Nice HBT coveralls Ben.
    They look to be in great shape.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Thanks guys they are in great shape besides the wrinkles lol. I think that it is funny that they have different weaves and buttons on combat uniforms, but the color differentiation would make some sense...

    Technically they could be given to a Navy or USMC guy, I think, since the USMC falls under the Navy. Also I think the USMC did not have a specific coverall until the camo version in 1942 so they might have used the Navys before?
    Some what like the Navy corpsmen on beaches would wear USMC HBTs occasionally. I think that they shared the camo helmet covers and ponchos too.

    I have a pair of Army ones but they are beat to hell, definatley used well by a mechanic or for PT of some sort
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    Here are my first pattern army coveralls, they look like they have been reserviced a few times...
    I believe the hat is the first pattern HBT cap.
    I originally got them for reenacting AAF ground crew / mechanic since they are beat, but man are they short... I guess most men of the era were not 6feet tall.

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    Army 2nd pattern HBT shirt
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    US WWII HBT is my favorite material ever made

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    Any mod feel free to rename this US HBT Uniforms and if anyone wants to add any especially camo HBTs that would be great
    Thanks Ade for the fix

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    another button type Army
    Regards
    René

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