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Cold Weather Gear
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

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

Physical Description

Khaki olive drab jacket. Khaki green M1943 coat. Herringbone twill hat with fur flaps.

Specific History

Pile jacket was worn under the field jacket for additional insulation.

General History

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.


Keywords

War: Korean War
Service: Army
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