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Herringbone Twill Coveralls
Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Herringbone Twill Coveralls

Catalog #: 1985.0611.0126    Accession #: 1985.0611
Credit: Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 60" H x 19.5" W

Physical Description

Herringbone twill mechanics coveralls.

General History

The most vital weapon employed during the war was often a wrench wielded by the soldiers who served as mechanics. An “ambidextrous corps of worker-fighters,” these men and women did whatever was necessary to maintain and repair vehicles and weapons systems. “Without them,” noted National Geographic in 1942, “not a wheel could turn . . . not a tank could run or a plane fly.” Mechanics were vital to naval operations as well.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
Service: Support Organizations
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