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What uniforms did the US Army wear on D-Day?



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As far as what uniforms were worn on "D"Day, the answer is not complete and there are several errors; First of all, the boots worn by the U.S. Army were brown, not black. They came in three styles, Service boots with leggings, two buckle boots and the Airborne Jump boots. Further, the uniforms were a mixture of the 1941 uniform and the 1943 uniform, the difference being the jacket. The paratroopers had their own unique uniform consisting of a jacket with "Rigger" pouches, some reenforced, some as issued. The paratrooper helmet was unique also as it had a liner connected to the helmet with special webbing so the helmet and liner would not separate during the jump.