Constructed of olive drab wool, the single breasted cotton lined tunic features a four button fly front closure. Affixed to each breast, pleated pockets are adorned with scalloped flaps which conceal buttoned closures. Similarly hidden beneath the lay-down collar, buttons secure the tunic shoulder straps at the base of the neck. Additionally, both pleated cuffs feature buttoned closures for a total of nine olive drab bakelite buttons. To each flank of the hip adjustable blackened steel buckles, while male and female brass button snaps are found on the waistband and corresponding waist tab. At the nape of the neck the small white size tag remains noting the tunic to be size 38 Regular. Stitched into the interior right breast pocket, the manufacture date shows as June 22nd 1944.
Sewn below the left shoulder seam, a stunning theatre made 8th Army Airforce patch. Four inches above the left cuff, five gold overseas bars are present suggesting two and a half years of service. Below, a single diagonal service stripe noting 3 years of honourable service. Sewn below the right shoulder seam, a British made example of the Head Quarters, European Theater of Operations. The patch was worn by personnel between March and August of 1945. Sewn onto each arm are two stripe chevrons denoting the soldier’s rank of Corporal. Above the right breast pocket a “Ruptured Duck” badge, a distinguished unit citation bar below. Adorning the left breast the Soldier’s faded medal bar which includes Good Conduct, ETO, and Victory Medal wrapped in plastic.
Found in the tunic pocket, a named Garrison Cap belonging to a “E. Monbeck”. The green and yellow piping identifies it as Military Police. A unique research piece and fine quality jacket.