WWII Army Uniform/Eisenhower Jacket
This WWII Army uniform was donated to the museum by Elaine Peterson. This type of jacket was known as the Eisenhower jacket.
According to Wikipedia, “The Eisenhower jacket or “Ike” jacket, officially known as the Jacket, Field, Wool, Olive Drab, is a type of waist-length jacket developed for the U.S. Army during the later stages of World War II and named after Dwight D. Eisenhower. Intended to be worn on its own or as an insulating layer beneath the M-1943 Field Jacket and over the standard wool flannel shirt and wool sweater, it featured a pleated back, adjustable waist band, fly-front buttons, bellows chest pockets, slash side pockets, and shoulder straps.
“The Eisenhower jacket has currently been reinstated as an active uniform item for use on official duty, as part of the implementation of the new service dress in 2020 which resembles the Army service uniform of World War II. An official statement at the webpage for the “Program Executive Office Soldier” unit of the Army describes this item as a “Heritage Green Eisenhower (Ike) Jacket,” as part of the new Army Green Service Uniform (AGSU).”