Grouping, Private First Class, 104th Infantry Division, ETO
Great genuine WWII US Army grouping, comprising an Other Ranks off-duty jacket with matching trousers, a chino shirt, a necktie and a waistbelt, which belonged to some Private First Class of the 104th Infantry Division deployed in the European Theater of Operations.
The wool serge jacket retains its original insignia: 104th Infantry Division shoulder patch, US and Infantry collar discs, Private First Class rank stripes, medal ribbons (European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one Battle Star, WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal), and Marksman, Second-Class Gunner badge with Rifle and Bayonet bars. Label dated April 1st, 1941, size 37L. Laundry number L-4417 has been handwritten inside.
The standard issue OD wool serge trousers are of the early type, without anti-vesicant flap. Label dated October 29, 1941. Size 30 x 33. Laundry number L-4417 is clearly legible.
The chino shirt also retains its original insignia: 104th Infantry Division shoulder patch and Private First Class rank stripes. Size 14 x 33. Both the chino necktie and the waistbelt feature laundry number L-4417 as well.
Homogeneous set, in excellent overall condition.
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