Overcoat worn by U.S. Women's Army Corps personnel stationed abroad


Photograph. Woman modeling parka-type overcoat for Women's Army Corps personnel serving abroad. Official Caption: "The top layer of the field uniform for the U.S. Women's Army Corps personnel stationed abroad is the parka-type poplin overcoat. Light olive drab in color and lined with dark brown alpaca pile, the overcoat has a drawstring hood which buttons on under the alpaca pile collar. Though bulky, the coat is light in weight." Location unknown. 1942-45

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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Women--Military service
Military uniforms--American