Item:
ONJR22PJ024

Original U.S. WWI US Army 80th Infantry Division, 314th Field Artillery Battalion Uniform Tunic

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available: This is a wonderful condition M1917 US Army uniform tunic, worn by a member of the US Army’s 80th Infantry Division. Because of significant common heritage in the past (Indian War, Revolutionary War and Civil War), residents of Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia became the structure of the 80th Division. The 80th Division was organized in August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia. The units were made up mostly of men from the above three states.

The United States entered the war on April 6, 1917, and the issue of the dress uniform was suspended. With millions of men entering the service, the tailoring of the wool service coat was simplified. The service hat and canvas leggings continued to be issued to troops stationed in the United States, but troops assigned to the American Expeditionary Forces (A.E.F.) in Europe received new items including both French and British made overseas caps, spiral puttees, and steel trench helmets.

The uniform is in wonderful condition and shows signs of wear and use, but is present without any extensive damage. All buttons are present and the collar discs are the standard US and the left one being for the 314th Field Artillery Battalion Headquarters Company. The left shoulder features a beautiful embroidered insignia on a yellow field, slightly faded but still easily distinguishable.

A wonderful uniform ready for further research and display.

Approximate Measurements
Collar to shoulder: 9"
Shoulder to sleeve: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15”
Chest width: 16.5”
Waist width: 15"
Hip width: 19”
Front length: 29"

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