WWII U.S. Army Engineer Special Brigade Staff Sergeant's Ike Jacket
This is an original WWII Army Engineer Special Brigade (ESB) Ike jacket. This jacket belonged to the same veteran as our previously-offered ESB helmet, however at the time we sold the helmet we were unfortunately unaware of this jacket's existence and the helmet's new owner is only interested in the helmet. This jacket and all of its components are authentic and untouched. This size 38R jacket was manufactured by Shapiro Clothing Co. on April 16, 1945. It belonged to a Staff Sergeant, whose name is unfortunately unknown to us. We do know his laundry number was C-9520 and the items were located in Buffalo, New York. Reviewing his awards, we are able to learn a lot about him, though. Before joining the ESB he served in the 1st Army. He served a total of three years, with two of those years being overseas. During the war, he received numerous awards, including the: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with invasion spearhead and two battle stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one battle star, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with invasion spearhead and two battle stars. The collar devices are backed by wartime, flat-surfaced clutches and a screwback.