Late War (ETO)

The M1943 uniform came into service in the later half of World War II. Introduced in 1943 to replace a variety of other specialist uniforms and some inadequate garments, like the M1941 Field Jacket.

The M1943 Jacket was very popular, due to the large amounts of carrying capacity.

Due to supply and/or individual preference, many in the Infantry retained the M1932 Wool Trousers.

A combination of M1943 Jacket and M1932 Trousers was a common site in the ETO late 1944

Initial issue of the M1943 uniform was slow, with many units wearing the M41 jacket through to the end of the war.

 

The M-1943 Combat Boot or "Two-Buckle Boot", which where designed to replace the unpopular canvas leggings where also issued. Many units can be seen wearing both the service shoes with leggings and the newer combat boot.

 

The new boots proved to be unpopular in the winter of 44 due to the lack of shoe pac/over shoes which resulted in a high number of trench foot cases among combat units

Uniform

M1 Helmet

M1943 Jacket or M1941 Field Jacket

M1937 Wool Shirt

Cotton Undershirt

M1937 Wool Trousers

Enlisted Mans Waist Belt

Socks, Wool, Cushion Sole

M1943 Service Combat Boots

Webbing

M1923 Calaber .30, Cartridge Belt

M1928 Haversack

Cover, Entrenching, M-1943

M1910 Canteen Cover

M1924 First Aid Pouch

M6 Gas Mask Carrier

Six Pouch Cotton Bandoleer

Weapons

Rifle, Caliber .30 M1

M1 Bayonet with M7 Scabbard

MkII A1 Fragmentation Grenade

Field Equipment

First Aid Packet Carlisle Model

Canteen, Stainless Steel or M1910

Cup, Stainless Steel or M1910

Shovel, Entrenching, M-1910

Or

Shovel, Entrenching, M-1943

Can, Meat

M-1926, Fork, Spoon and Knife

Optional

Sweater, High Neck or Sleeveless

M1943 Jacket Pile Liner

Winter Combat Jacket (Tanker)

Wool Overcoat

Coat, Mackinaw

Muffler, Wool Knit

Gloves, Wool Leather Palm

M41 Wool knit Cap

Raincoat, Dismounted

Poncho, Dismounted

Helmet Net

Service / Reverse Upper Shoes

M1938 Dismounted Canvas Leggings

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