To begin with, this holding included 4 main elements:
It is a very good quality and well cut khaki wool shirt. On the front, two pockets plated with button flaps. The IM particularly liked this shirt because it he were effectively the neck. Indeed, it was closed by 5 buttons, and the shirt collar can be worn open or closed. A breastplate was set to.
Shirt officer distinguished from the simple shirt of troupe by col legs sewn cross, as can be seen on the following photo... The first photo is a picture of the shirt, and the second a photo of the label of the neck of the shirt.
Fleece light mustard colour, straight cut, with an inner lining in white canvas. This Pant has significantly changed during the war. Indeed, the first version of pants (type 1943) has 4 pockets (2 front and 2 rear). 2 Rear pockets have neither legs nor buttons. However, the second version will be the pockets change: the left pocket has a paw, and the daux (on the sides) front pockets are cut slightly bias.
This jacket is color khaki see beige, manufactured in broadcloth cotton with flannel lining it also khaki. Of course, this jacket is waterproofed. Long enough (it goes down below the waist), and behind rule by a system of button more and more distant, that it closed with their respective legs. Before, a covered zipper of a band of fabrics as well as 5 buttons plastic allows a good closing in case of bad weather. On either side of the back are arranged two large bellows. The pass can rely to protect the neck of the wearer. The jacket has two pockets sewn bias over the size. The legs of shoulders are sewn at the top of the shoulders and laid her down not a button...
As mentioned previously, this jacket is a mythical jacket. It remains attached to the stereotype of the American soldier of 1944. It equipped all IM, from simple private to general. Very comfortable but little resistant, it will make the unanimity of the soldiers. Indeed, despite its strength, the IM there have seen the advantage of its lightness and its very comfortable side, as French and German jackets.
It will be replaced shortly after the landing by the M43 jacket, deemed more practical.
First of all, should know that there was lots of types of gaiters produced during the second world war. Can, too to say, that each manufacturer had its color of fabrics, but they were still all the same specifications (Carnation, size...), is why you can find the beige dark, clear, some with green liseret,...
Gaiters or Leggings M38 US M1938, are typical of the American soldier. Despite their lack of aesthetics, they were very effective. Indeed, if the soldier had correctly updates and serrees, he could walk in mud and/or water up to mid-calf without he did y been water who returned in his shoes. They were also used to store dust, Earth and stone in the shoe, which could be very embarrassing for the soldier.
3 sizes were proposed to the soldier (1R, 2R;) (3R).
General, the clear or dark khaki beiges are beginning of war, then the Green khaki are end of war (although some were used for the landing...)
Large gaiters are war and small medium see end of war (to save the tissue, and also metal).