littlelotte wrote:You can visit my website at http://www.5thrib.com/128th.html for more pictures. The unit that I portray only wore the OD Wool dress uniform with a skirt, "pinks and greens" and the beige summer uniform. In fact when they landed on November 8, 1942 during Operation Torch, they were wearing the 1st pattern Blue nurse dress uniform with a pants modification they made in England prior to the landing, black oxfords, and steel helmet and a musset bag. While in Tunisia they acquired HBT coveralls and that was their uniform, with the GI roughouts and cap toes. Once they went back to England in 1943 they were given the new pattern OD Dress uniform, and a field uniform "like the armor corps" as Lt. Hornback discribed them to her mother in a letter. That being said, this would be the HBT shirt and pants, and HBT Coveralls. Mostly mens, but some had womens shirt and pants. According to my research on the 48th Surgical/128th EVAC they prefered the coveralls, as it gave them "ease of movement".
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