What Did World War 2 Military Uniforms Look Like?


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Military uniforms commonly worn by the United States Army in World War II were olive green with large expanding pleat pockets on loose-fitted, button-up shirts over calf-length trousers. Military uniforms from this period varied depending on where the person was stationed, his military rank and the activity being performed.

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What Did World War 2 Military Uniforms Look Like?
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A World War II military parachute jumper uniform was a two-piece suit designed to be worn over regular-fitting clothes. These uniforms were a light tan color with cargo-pocket trousers and a high-belted waist. The jungle combat uniform was a one-piece camouflage suit outfitted with a mosquito-net helmet cover, protective gloves and canvas boots.

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