Great and very rare WW2 US Army Officer Service Uniform, nice size, with a patch of the 7th Army, together with a medal bar of his campaign medals (EAME / European medal bar with 2 battle stars (likely French and German Campaign), Good Conduct, American campaign medal. The jacket is dated January 1944 in the tag, and named to officer John R. Dyer. His initials are also stitched in the jacket. The Jacket has nice infantry collar insignia, originally emplaced. The jacket is complete with all its buttons, has a very nice manufacturer tag (denoting the jacket was made in Cincinatti). No moth holes anywhere that I can see. It is also complete with the belt that is often missing! His two overseas bars (nicely made in bullion) indicate he served at least 1 year overseas in Europe!
The Seventh Army was a United States army created during World War II. It served in North Africa and Italy in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations and France and Germany in the European theater between 1942 and 1945. Originally the I Armored Corps under command of Lieutenant General George S. Patton, it made landfall at Morocco during Operation Torch as the Western Task Force, the first all-U.S. force to enter the European war. Following successful defeat of the Wehrmacht under General Erwin Rommel in North Africa, the I Armored Corps was redesignated the Seventh Army on 10 July 1943 while at sea en route to the Allied invasion of Sicily as the spearhead of Operation Husky. After the conquests of Palermo and Messina the Seventh Army prepared for the invasion of France by its Mediterranean coast as the lead element of Operation Dragoon in August 1944. It then drove a retreating German army north and then west toward the Alsace, being absorbed into the newly created Sixth United States Army Group in mid-September. In January 1945 it repelled a fierce but brief enemy counter-offensive during the German Operation Nordwind, then completed its reduction of the region by mid-March.
In a lead role in Operation Undertone launched 15 March, the Seventh Army fought its way across the Rhine into Germany, capturing Nuremberg and then Munich. Elements reached Austria and crossed the Brenner Pass into Italy by 4 May, followed shortly by war's end on VE-Day, 8 May 1945.
Jacket has a great patina, see photo's, a fantastic and rare complete jacket indeed.
Great and rare 100% original item for your US WW2 collection, definitely a centerpiece!
- 7th Army - GENOEMD! - Met twee Europe Battle Stars! - Frans / Europese campagne
- Land van herkomst
- Verenigde Staten
- WW2 USA CAPTAIN Officers Jacket + medaille baar
- Fabricage jaar
- Origineel/ Replica
- In goede staat
- Met certificaat van echtheid