Z26A006C: M-43 Omaha Beach Field Jacket
The M-43 Field Jacket was the WW II GI's second skin.It hit the beaches of Normandy on June 6,
1944 when the ALLIED American Armies invaded NAZI occupied France and it saw combat
right up until the end of WWII in August of 1945.Worn by Airborne and Infantry alike, it saw the
occupation of post World War 2 Europe, as well as combat in the hills of Korea during the 1950's
and was only phased out in that decade.Truly a classic in its time.
The M-43 was a response to the fighting man's need for a field coat that afforded good
fit,adequate warmth,and optional issue items like an integral hood and liner system.Most of the time
it was worn without these accessories and is presented here in its simplest form, without
these accesories . It had 4 copious outside patch bellowed storage pockets in one garment
earlier models of general issue clothing which had none of these features. Our reproduction
of this garment is faithful to the original made of high count 1940's style 100% dense cotton
poplin in a somewhat slimmer fit reminiscent of the 1940's.We have added the experimental
(never field adopted) bi-swing gusset behind the arm for free and easy movement.The jacket
features our trademark broken in look and closely
replicates the original. Some of the
surprise lies on the inside where we have
included inside pockets and the typical
soft cotton Mil. Spec labeling.
Available in WW II 1943 North Africa
Desert Khaki or 1944
D-Day olive. Imported
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Z21821: Wool Lined WWII American Tanker Jacket
During WWII, a new, practical jacket was designed for the American armored vehicle
crewmen and Army tank crews in Europe. M-4 Sherman tank crews were actually trading these jackets for Airmen’s leather A-2 jackets. Surprisingly it became popular with Air Force pilots as well as airborne paratroopers because it was lightweight but offered three season warmth due to the wool blanket lining. Details include 100% cotton outer shell and bi-swing back and shoulder pleats, two front hand warmer slash pockets, front brass zipper and knit collar, cuff and waistband. An authentic replica of the real thing for those who demand the finest. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
XS(34), S(36), M(38-40), L(42), XL(44-46), 2XL(48-50)
3XL(50-52), 4XL(54), 5XL (56)
Z2213: “B-15” Jacket 1943 Replica Issue
This jacket replaced the leather A-2 as standard issue for aircrew and pilots after 1943. Jacket features USA military flight satin nylon shell with synthetic fur collar and is insulated with a polyester fiberfill. Other details include a front zipper over a wind flap, two snap close side entry pockets, oxygen masks tabs, knit cuffs and waistband, sleeve pen/pencil pocket, inside chest pocket and the Air Force Wing & Star embroidered patch on the left sleeve. Proudly made in the U.S.A.
XS(34), S(36), M(38-40), L(42),XL(44-46), 2XL(48-50)
3XL(50-52), 4XL(54), 5XL(56)