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Olive drab dress uniform jacket in the style worn by a US Army officer

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Military style dress jacket made by a tailor in Indianapolis. It it unlikely that the jacket was ever worn by a soldier with the current arrangement of insignia. The issue and original source of the insignia, which includes US Air Force as well as Army items, is unclear. The jacket and some insignia may originally have belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg, who served in the United States Army during World War II. Rosenberg was a medic with the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, attached to the 4th Armored Division. In April 1945, this division liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
    manufacture: Indianapolis (Ind.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    inside collar, printed on label : MADE TO MEASURE BY / KAHN TAILORING CO. / OF INDIANAPOLIS
    Subject: Irving H. Rosenberg
    Irving H. Rosenberg, born in 1908 and from Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the United States Army in November 1941. He served as a medic in the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, 4th Armored Division, during World War II. Rosenberg was deployed to France in 1944 and saw action in France and Germany. His battalion is known for its role in the Battle of the Bulge and for the liberation of Ohrdruf concentration camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald, in Germany. Rosenberg was wounded in the line of duty during the war and twice commended for his courage and devotion to duty during combat in France in September 1944. Rosenberg is believed to have died in Essex, New Jersey, in the 1980s.

    Physical Details

    Clothing and Dress
    Object Type
    Jackets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Single breasted, long sleeved, green cloth hip length jacket with a notched collar and lapels, epaulets, and a matching cloth belt around the waist. The front opening has 4 buttons: 3 brass-colored metal with an embossed Great Seal of the US and 1 plastic. There are 4 exterior pockets on the front with a brass-colored metal button embossed with the Great Seal. The 2 upper pockets are square, patch pockets with a flap and box pleats and 2 lower flap pockets. Above the upper left pocket are 5 ribbon bars. There is a brass-colored bar on each epaulet, a silver-colored propeller pin on each lapel and a brass-colored pin on each collar point. Green trim is embroidered on both cuffs and an Army Air Corps patch is sewn at the top of the left sleeve.
    overall: Height: 33.125 inches (84.138 cm) | Width: 16.500 inches (41.91 cm)
    overall : cloth, metal, thread

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    Administrative Notes

    The jacket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-28 10:30:06
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