Not bad for 75 years old! The only issue is it's missing one of the Gold buttons (see photo).The inside looks as perfect as the outside. If it was worn, it was well taken care of. The officer's Type M1940 service uniform was adopted by the United States Army during the service's rapid expansion prior America's entry into World War II. Popularly known as the "pinks and greens" this uniform remained standard issue until the passage of the National Security Act of 1947 that created the Department of Defense. The uniform continued to be worn in the aftermath of the Act but officially became obsolete after July 1948. This uniform was worn by Rufus J.
Davis , while serving in the USAAF European Command (See patch) during World War II. There are no size markings. Collar to bottom hem: 30.
Waist at belt: 15.5. Sleeve shoulder to hem: 23. Arm pit to arm pit: 18. United States Army Air Forces in Europe.The United States Strategic Air Forces (USSTAF) was a formation of the United States Army Air Forces. It became the overall command and control authority of the United States. In Europe during World War II.
USSTAF had started as the Eighth Air Force, a complementary command to that of the smaller Ninth Air Force. As the oldest command, which had begun the earliest American operations in Europe as VIII Bomber Command. The Eighth had provided British liaison and strategic tasking guidance to each of those younger organizations throughout the war. Hart Schaffner & Marx: World War II.
Pearl Harbor brought the country into another war with its terrible immediacy. Like the rest of the nation, Hart Schaffner Marx geared up for the conflict and factories began making uniforms, this time for the Women in the WACS and WAVES as well as the men. Patriotism became the theme of the advertising, as men went off to war and women took their places at the machines. Even though production of suits for civilians was severly curtailed, Hart Schaffner Marx ran ads showing civilians in war plants and in other patriotic situations.
The item "Vintage World War II US Army Air Force Type M1940 Jacket USAAF In Europe Patch" is in sale since Monday, November 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms".tigers" and is located in Evans, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.