2ND ARMORED “WARDADDY” 1ST PATTERN TANKER JACKET

2ND ARMORED “WARDADDY” 1ST PATTERN TANKER JACKET

The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels") was an armored division of the United States Army. The division played important roles during World War II in the invasions of Germany, North Africa, and Sicily and in the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. During the Cold war, the division was primarily based at Fort HoodTexas, and had a reinforced brigade forward stationed in GarlstedtWest Germany. After participation in the Persian Gulf War, the division was inactivated in 1995.
The 2nd Armored Division was formed at Fort BenningGeorgia on July 15, 1940, by reorganizing and redesignating the Provisional Tank Brigade.
Elements of the division were among the first U.S. military to engage in offensive ground combat operations in the European and Mediterranean theater during World War II. 
Officially designated on the 10th February 1941 by the U. S. Army Quartermaster as JACKET,and this jacket was destined to become one of the most popular articles of clothing used by the G. I. in World War II, and was to gain post-war Hollywood film fame when worn by actor Brad Pitt in the 2014 release of "Fury."

This recreation of the jacket model worn by the character “Wardaddy” (Brad Pitt) in the movie ‘FURY’ is embellished with high-quality, mil-spec, embroidered 2nd Armored Div shoulder device and sergeant stripes - exquisitely hand-sewn down in cross-hatch stitching.

 

FILM—— "FURY"

Set in the final weeks of World War II, Fury is a brutally honest movie depicting the true face of war. Ground combat is dirty, cold, dangerous. War exacts a terrible cost from those who survive to return home. David Ayer’s magnum opus, Fury, depicts World War II as it happened without glorifying the unforgiving violence, death, and carnage of battle. Brad Pitt portrays Staff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a hardened veteran and commander of an M4 Sherman tank nicknamed “Fury”. Very little of Wardaddy’s background is directly revealed in the film although a number of clues point to his prior combat experience in World War I and perhaps service during in interwar years. As such, Collier is an “old school” tanker with a preference for uniforms first introduced before the start of WWII.

Usage of the Tanker Jacket, however, far transcended the Armored Forces. The inherent stylish good looks, comfort, practicality and warmth of the Tanker Jacket made it a favourite among all troops; officers very commonly sought and wore the Tanker Jacket.

The basic jacket has been copied many times over in a variety of civilian jacket styles since its original issue to the U. S. Army in 1941. 

'Fury' 1940s 1st Tanker Jacket US Army  is durable in many ways, exemplified by its resilience throughout the decades, and it has proven itself to be a truly timeless piece of American fashion and history.

Everyone should have at least one jacket in their wardrobe. Put the classics in your wardrobe and let the history culture live on forever.

2ND ARMORED WARDADDY 1ST PATTERN TANKER JACKET

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