Specially designed cold weather uniform for U.S. Army nurses serving abroad


Photograph. Woman modeling cold weather uniform for U.S. Army Nurses serving abroad. Official Caption: "Believing that several layers of light clothing are warmer than one bulky uniform, the U.S. Quartermaster Corps issues specially designed uniforms for U.S. Army Nurses serving abroad in cold climates. For the second layer they wear wind-resistant, water-repellent olive drab sateen trousers and field jackets, and four-buckle Arctic overshoes, all of which fit over a wool flannel liner. The helmet fits over a knitted olive drab visored cap which pulls snugly over the ears. Knitted gloves are supplemented by leather gloves to keep out rain and snow. FA Photo." Location unknown. 1941-45

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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