The M-43 Field Jacket was introduced in 1942 and served as a longer version of it's predecessor the M1941 Field Jacket. The jacket was made in windproof cotton sateen cloth and feature four pockets on the front and a drawstring waist. It remained in service until it was replaced by the M-51 Field Jacket.
This jacket is vintage and has been used a lot, the edges of the cuffs are frayed and the collar has some small holes in it (se picture). The jacket has a four stripes Overseas Service Barpatch attached to the left sleeve, each bar indicates that the previous owner has has served six months overseas in a theater of war. With four bars that would mean two years overseas. The color and the design of the patch also tells us that this was used during the Korean war 1950-53.
Given the jackets age and purpose the condition is great and if one decides to get it repaired this is the kind of garment that only will look better with traces that shows that it has been worn for decades!
- Vintage M-43 WWII Field Jacket Pattern B - Vintage garment - Made of cotton sateen fabric - Four pockets - Drawstring waist
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.