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World War II.Uniforms
World War II.Uniforms

Army Officer's Formal Dress Mess Blue Uniform: This was the formal uniform used by all Army officers, for all formal Affairs, such as Military Balls, all social events after 6:PM. General Officers Mess Dress Uniform (Note: Stars on sleeve), with miniature Medals. NOTE: Badge on the left breast is a badge awarded to military personnel who served in the Pentagon/Army Staff. The (Brigadier General) uniform is displaying 5 rows of ribbons, Leadership tabs (Green), Army Staff Badge (Green, Gold & Black) left breast pocket. Senior Jump Wings, (left Breast Pocket Flap). This uniform would only be used for formal occasions.

NOTE: General Officers do not wear Branch Insignia on their Uniforms. Red and Green forager (worn on the left shoulder is an award by Belgian Army for valorous service in WW I & II. If in the unit at the time of award (Right Shoulder), if assigned to the unit after award was given (Left Shoulder).

Warrant Officer's Uniform: W/Hat, Army Dress Blue, anodized Buttons, Sleeve Stripe denoting the Warrant Officer Branch (Gold with (Brown Stripe), & CW2

(Chief Warrant Officer Grade 2) Shoulder Boards (Gold Bullion), Master EOD Badge (L) breast - 5 Rows of ribbons. Right Breast: Presidential Unit Citation(PUC), Meritorious Unit Citation(MUC), Ordnance Regimental Crest, Spanish Military Instructors Badge, Warrant Officer Insignia (2), US Insignia (2), Blue Trousers with Gold Stripe. For day wear the officer would use the "four in hand tie" and traditionally after 6 p.m. the officer would wear a "Bow Tie" with the uniform, thus becoming formal attire.

The Army had two "Dress Uniforms" Dress Mess and Dress Blues, (both depicted in the above photos). There was a Dress White uniform used in tropical locations or during the summer, with a similar cut as the Dress Mess and Dress Blues.



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#1 Navy officer's Summer (Sun Tan) Tropical Uniform w/shoulder boards, denoting the rank of Ensign (2nd Lt) in all other services. This uniform was used in summer months and was used as an "every day" uniforms in Navy bases in the tropics. E.G Hawaii and Bahamas etc. Black Shoes: (Standard Navy wear). The Navy also authorized a a long and a short sleeve shirt to be worn, in lieu of the jacket. the shirts were more popular due to the Uniform Jacket retaining the heat. 

#2 Navy Officers Blue Winter (undressed -Not formal wear), w/black shoes, w/white shirt and Black tie, Shoulder Boards indicate the rank of Commander (Lt. Col). Uniform was normally used during the winter, and considered a Semi formal uniform as compared to Dress Mess Whites or Dress Mess Blues  (Formal Attire). The Officer is Wearing full size: Armed Forces Reserve Medal & U.S. Navy Expert Rifleman Badge.

#3 Navy Enlisted Man's Winter (Blue ) Jumper, with buttoned cuffs,(Also known as "Liberty Cuffs), which most Sailors had embroidered with Dragon's if they had served in the Far East" bragging Right's")  and "Bell bottom Trousers. With Blue Cover (Hat), WW-II. 1st Class insignia (E-6) , Neck Scarf (Blue). A White hat is now used with this uniform. 

#4 Air Force Blue Uniform w/ Blue Hat. This uniform was implemented 1950's when Air Force  left the Army and went to Blue uniforms as a stand alone organization. Ribbon Set, w/Master Aviators Badge, Black shoes, Blue Neck Tie, Blue Poplin Shirt. Two Rows of ribbons



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#5  Army Olive Drab (OD) Class "A" Uniform. Sergeant, wearing an Military Police Arm Band, With Ribbon set,  2 rows of ribbons (WW_II),  Bloused Brown Jump Boots, OD MP Helmet Liner w/Enlisted insignia. Poplin Shirt w/ OD Neck Tie.

#6 Marine Green Uniform w/cap w/ Master Sergeant E-8  Stripes, Service Stripes (Hash Marks) on sleeve,  Marine Corps insignia on lapels, 5-Rows of Ribbons, Belt,  Black shoes.

#7 Army Dress Blue Uniform Worn on formal occasions, W/Hat Anodized Buttons, Sleeve Stripe - GOLD &BROWN (Warrant Officer) & CW -2 Shoulder Boards (Gold Bullion), Master EOD Badge (L) breast-5 Rows of ribbons. Right Breast PUC, MUC, Ordnance Regimental Crest, Spanish Military Academy Instructors Badge. Warrant Officer Insignia (2),  US Insignia (2),  Blue Trousers with Gold Stripe. Black Shoes.2 rows of 

#8 Army Officer Formal Wear Dress Mess Blue Uniform (Major General- 2 Star): This uniform would be worn on formal occasions, that a civilian would wear a Tuxedo. The General is wearing miniature  ribbon set,  A White House Staff Badge


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#9 Men Green AG-44  In 1976 the Army adopted a polyester wool gabardine pant suit for officers and enlisted men.

#10 Woman's Green AG-44  In 1976 the Army adopted a polyester wool gabardine pant suit for female officers and enlisted women. This uniform was fist worn by those performing military police duty. By 1977 this uniform was made available Army wide. It is worn with a light green blouse and a black tie tabe. This particular uniform depicts a "First Lieutenant with collar insignia indicating she is detailed as an Aide-de-camp to a brigadier (one star) general.


Normandy Invasion, also called Operation Overlord, during World War II, the Allied invasion of western Europe, which was launched on June 6, 1944 (the most celebrated D-Day of the war), with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France.

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 #11 America  Paratrooper that lander on June 6. 1944  in France.                             

#12   Pilot of the C-47 that  dropped the  Paratrooper                                                                         

#13 A crew member of the landing craft                               

#14  America soldier who Lander on June 6. 1944 on the Normandy beach,




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