Jacket, Mountain, US Army, 34R, 1942, Named


Rare genuine WWII US Army mountain jacket, made in wind- and water-resistant cotton cloth, introduced in 1942.

This type features two patch pockets with flap-covered Conmar zippers on the brest and two buttoned-flap, cut-in pockets on the hips.  The jacket closes down the front with Talon zipper and four buttons, including one under the collar. A wide loops is located at the rear, and two smaller on the sides, in order to house a waist belt -- not included here -- and thus adjust the tightness. 

The rear is fitted with a large gusset compartment, closing with another Talon zipper, intended for carrying spare clothes and combat rations when the rucksack was not carried. The inner suspenders were designed for distributing the overall weight when the various cargo pockets were loaded.

Complete and in excellent overall condition. All zippers are in working order. Label is dated November 10, 1942. Size 34R. Various annotations visible in the collar and in the lower right pocket indicate that the present mountain jacket once belonged to some Richard L. Geary who lived at 818 South Gilpin Street in Denver, Colorado. Quite interestingly, the latter served in the Navy.

Richard Lincoln Geary was born on March 29, 1920 in Denver, Colorado and joined the US Navy on December 27, 1941 (service number 618-07-41). He was discharged on September 27, 1945 and passed away on September 4, 2008.


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