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UWU-0105 WWII US Army Staff Sergeant Tropical Service Coat (Size 38R) with South Atlantic Command Patch and custom bullion and velvet AAF patch

This item is listed for historical interest only. It is not for sale.
Item #20153

This is an amazing tunic.  This WWII US Army Enlisted Tropical Service Coat was tailored made in Fortaleza, Ceara Brazil.  This would be consistent with the South Atlantic Command patch.  Also at the end of the description is a link which explains some of the history of the US forces in Brazil during WWII.  This coat is tailor made, but externally very close to the US made versions.  The inside is different in small ways to the US made versions.  Above the inside breast pocket there is a label with the maker address and Fortaleza, Ceara.  The coat is very nicely made and is heavily starched.  There is a name and serial number ink stamped inside.  The best that I can make out is "Cabral."  See the photos.  The sleeves have matching tropical Staff Sergeant stripes, the left shoulder has a very nice bullion and velvet custom made Army Air Force patch and the right shoulder has the South Atlantic Command patch. The Army Air Force patch is sewn to snaps and is attached to the uniform that way.  This for some reason was a common way to do this on tropical tunics.  The lapels have the correct AAF and US collar discs.  This is a great uniform with research potential from an unusual area of the war.  Below is the history of the US army commands in South America and Brazil during WWII.



http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/Framework/ch12.htm

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