Original U.S. WWII Airborne Paratrooper Brown Leather Jump Boots by Herman in Size 6 - New Old Stock

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Original Items: Only One Pair Available. The "Corcoran Style" Jump Boot was devised specifically for the airborne infantry; the most significant change from regular infantry boots were the lack of leggings which prevented the snagging of parachute risers. They were designed in 1941 and put into action for the 82nd Airborne. After training, the troopers were allowed to blouse their M42 Trousers into their boots, when before during training they needed to be over the boots for they were not paratroopers at the time. They saw action in Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 1945, they were replaced by the M43 Combat Boots, which came with major opposition from the paratroopers as the two buckles on the leggings could be snagged on the parachute risers and injure the trooper.

This is a New Old Stock (NOS) pair of jump boots manufactured by The Joseph M. Herman Shoe Company of Millis, Massachusetts. The are size 6 and feature BILTRITE heels and soles. We were told by the pervious owner that this very pair of boots appears in one of the volumes of the book Heroes in our Midst by John Angolia. These boots are in mint condition having never been walked in and still have the original maker tag. They were commercially made and appear to be late war manufacture.
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