March 1942 shawl collar army mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271992156493
This vintage coat was made for the US Army during WWII in March of 1942. It is made of doeskin wool, with a shawl collar, a 3×6 double breasted front, a buttoned belt, buttoned epaulettes, and flapped patch cargo pockets. It is stamped as being issued to a W.G. Henry. These coats, and their predecessors were popular as hard wearing items of fall and winter workwear from the late 1920s-1950s.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″


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