Grouping, S/Sgt. Joseph Ogden, 49th Inf. Reg., 8th Armored Division
Superb genuine WWII US Army grouping, which belonged to Staff Sergeant Joseph Ogden, made up of a regulation enlisted men's jacket of the type chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944 (hence the 'Ike Jacket' denomination under which it soon became popular) with matching trousers.
The present jacket retains all its original insignia: 8th Armored Division shoulder sleeve insignia, US-embossed and Infantry collar discs, Combat Infantry Badge, medal ribbons (Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal et European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with tree Stars), Expert Gunner badge with Rifle, Carbine and Mechanic bars, Driver and Mechanic badge with Mechanic bar, Staff Sergeant rank stripes, 'Ruptured Duck', Overseas Service Bars and Service Stripe.
OD light shade wool serge trousers, 'Special' type -- standard issue trousers with an early anti-vesicant special feature in the shape of a triangular flap behind the fly. Label illegible. Size 32 x 33.
In excellent overall condition, this homogenous set is complete and retains all its buttons. Laundry number O-9339 and name Ogden have been handwritten in both the jacket and the trousers.
Ike battle jacket and trousers for a Staff Sargent Joseph A Ogden of the 49th infantry 8th Armored Division.
Named Ogden with laundry number.
49th infantry lapel insignia,CIB, good conduct, European,African Middle East,American Campaign medals.
Mechanic and rifle/carbine awards.
Jacket size is 36R Trouser size is 31x33
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