1944 WWII M-43 Field Jacket with Hood Size 38-Reg (Fits L)
The US Army needed a longer and more water & wind repellent jacket than the M-41 and developed the M-1943 Field Jacket. It was proved very versatile and became the base design for future field jackets - The M-50, M-51 and M-65.
- Used by the US Army during WWII and also seen in Hollywood movies and TV like Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan and Fury.
- Dated April 17th 1944 by Maxwell Cloak Co USA
- Four larger cargo pockets on front
- OD#7 olive green
- Made of heavy cotton twill
- Pockets made of contrast cotton twill
- Drawstring at waist
- Button adjusters at cuffs
- Button op collar with storm flap
- 'Ghost' patches on shoulder, epaulets and chest
- Original brown Urea Buttons
- To be worn over layers of clothing or the M-43 pile liner
- Attachable M-43 cotton hood also included - To be worn under helmet
- Belonged to a USAAF Captain who travelled through Denmark
- A truly beautiful legendary army jacket with such amazing details in a rare size
Condition: Rare to see an M-43 in such minty condition. Fabric looks to have never been washed. Has some smaller spots on arms and where nametape was placed. Some wear to the collar. Cuffs are in great shape. No holes or rips. All buttons present. Hood is in deadstock condition.
- Size: Labeled as a mens 38-Regular and fits a mens modern size L or a tall M in our opinion. Please see measurements below before purchase:
- Pit to pit: 22.5”
- Shoulder to shoulder: 20.5”
- Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff: 24.5”
- Length front: 27.5”
- Length back: 30”