Grouping, T/5 John Beaver, 15th Arm. Inf. Bn., 5th Armored Division, ETO


Superb genuine WWII US Army grouping, made up of a regulation Enlisted Men's jacket with matching trousers, garrison cap, and necktie, which belonged to Technician 5th Grade John A. Beaver, ASN 33075289.

Chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944, this jacket became popular as the 'Ike Jacket'; this one retains its original insignia: 5th Armored Division shoulder patch; Technician 5th Grade rank stripes; US and crossed-rifles collar discs; medal ribbons (Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Stars and Victory Medal with one Star); 'Ruptured Duck'; Meritorious Service Unit Badge; Overseas Service Bars and Service Stripe. Label dated June 13, 1944, size 38R. Name John A. Beaver and ASN 33075289 have been handwritten in the collar. Excellent overall condition.

Special OD light shade wool serge trousers, standard issue trousers with anti-vesicant special feature in the shape of a triangular flap behind the fly. Label dated November 4, 1943, size 34 x 33. Name John A. Beaver and partial service number 5289 have been handwritten inside. Very good condition.

A wool garrison cap comes along with the above-mentioned set, featuring the Signal Corps orange and white piping and retaining original label dated May 17, 1945, size 7 3/8. Laundry number B-5486 has been inked twice on the leather sweatband. Perfect condition. 

Light khaki cotton, standard regulation necktie; no label. Perfect condition.

John Arthur Beaver was born on August 16, 1914 in Reading, Pennsylvania and joined the US Army on June 5, 1941. He went on to serve in Europe with Service Co., 15th Infantry Battalion, 5th Armored Division. Discharged on October 20, 1945, he passed away on December 10, 1990.

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