Cold Weather Gear
Catalog #: 304606.074 Accession #: 304606
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 31" H x 17" W
Khaki olive drab jacket. Khaki green M1943 coat. Herringbone twill hat with fur flaps.
Pile jacket was worn under the field jacket for additional insulation.
This is the type of cold weather gear worn by soldiers during the Korean War. During Korea’s bitter cold winters, temperatures often dropped below -30° Fahrenheit. So many troops suffered frostbite during the first winter of the war, that the U.S. Army redesigned its cold weather gear.
War: Korean War