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Manhattan Project Uniform Coat

The military uniforms displayed in this case date from late 1945. The Manhattan Project shoulder patch on the left shoulder of each indicates that the wearer had been assigned to the Manhattan Engineer District, the secret organization that produced the atomic bomb.

 

Both jackets on display are the Eisenhower or "Ike" jackets, This style was named for General Dwight Eisenhower, the supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II. He had the design of the original World War II uniform modified to make it shorter, more comfortable, and more stylish. Ike jackets soon became standard issue for U.S. troops.

 

This olive-drab jacket and the beige shirt were worn by a staff sergeant. They, and the guard's cap, have been loaned by Glen McDuff.

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Taken on September 20, 2012