Hello militaria enthusiasts!
Up for auction is a VERY hard to come by WWII-era US Army 1st Special Service Force (FSSF) 4-pocket uniform jacket with the ranking of Corporal. I have thoroughly searched the coat and there is NO name or laundry number in it unfortunately, only "Size 39L" stamped in it twice. I also could not find the quartermaster tag. (Tailor made possibly? Very nicely constructed)
What this jacket does have is a FSSF cord that was braided together using red, blue, and white, Parachute-cord. The pinback jump wings were manufactured by Meyer and are marked "Sterling" on the back. The Marksman Badge is marked "Sterling" and has a Pistol-D Qualification bar (which is unmarked). The ETO Ribbon with 4 campaign stars (Brass), the Good Conduct Medal Ribbon (Zinc), and the other combat ribbon (Brass) are all pin-backed as well. The CB brass collar discs/insignia are in VERY nice condition. The US and crossed special service arrows are also marked "MEYER" on the reverse of them. The Combat Infantryman's badge is marked "S-21 GI" on the reverse and is a CB. The USA/Canada patch is a cut edge variety and sewn onto the jacket with red thread. Soldiers often sewed the patches on themselves while in the field. This one has bee ... read more