Grouping, M/Sgt. Nicholas Hanisak, 100th Infantry Division, ETO
Superb genuine WWII US Army grouping, made up of a regulation Enlisted Men's jacket with matching trousers and wool overcoat, which belonged to Master Sergeant Nicholas Hanisak.
Chosen by General Eisenhower in April 1944, this type of jacket soon became popular as the 'Ike Jacket'. The present one retains all its original insignia: shoulder patches of the 100th Infantry Division and Seventh Army, Master Sergeant stripes, 'Ruptured Duck', US and Quartermaster collar discs, ribbon medals (Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign and WWII Victory Medal), Service Stripe and Overseas Service Bars. Label dated December 14, 1944, size 36R. Laundry number H-0156 has been handwritten inside.
Name Hanisak is visible in the trousers; size 30.
Standardized in 1939, the enlisted men's double-breasted wool overcoat features two slant side pockets, two shoulder straps and a buttoned half-belt in the back. All original plastic buttons and insignias still present: 100th Infantry Division shoulder patch, Master Sergeant rank stripes and 'Ruptured Duck'. Label dated November 17, 1942, size 36R. Laundry number H-0156, name Nicholas Hanisak and ASN 12050156 have been handwritten inside.
Homogeneous set, in perfect condition.
Nicholas Hanisak was born on January 4, 1922 in Alpha, New Jersey and joined the US Army on January 13, 1942 (service number 12050156). He went on to serve in Europe with the 100th Infantry Division and was discharged on January 29, 1946. He passed away on April 23, 2005.
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