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USM P2 Cam Jacket
USM P2 Cam Jacket


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Product Code: USUJP42

USUJP42 Sizes*:

Discontinued Item.

The P42 Camouflage Uniform was introduced in 1943 to replace the ill-conceived one piece camouflage coveralls. The P42 uniform is completely reversible from green to brown colors, and is made from herringbone twill cotton, and closed with press fasteners. The jacket and trousers each have two pockets on each side. Like the green Utility uniforms, P42's were only made in chest and waist sizes- there were no "longs" or "shorts". During the 1943 campaigns in Bougainville, New Georgia and Tarawa, the camouflage was found to be less effective than anticipated and it gradually fell out of favor and most Marines went back to wearing their green uniforms for the remainder of the War.

Licensed by the United States Marine Corps.

ATF P42's:
Our "Frogskins" were patterned directly from original garments and fabric samples. The camouflage pattern and colors are identical to the WWII, printed on 100% cotton "Army pattern" HBT fabric. (Note: The exact shade of the camouflage varied some in WWII- just like all other colors.) Our snaps are USA made Scovil brand- they do not break like the Chinese ones. have zinc plated studs and sockets which will gradually turn dull gray with use and exposure, just like originals.

Washing: Our P42's are washer/ dryer safe, but we recommend cold wash/ hang dry for longest life and least fade. DO NOT USE BLEACH!