This Ike jacket was worn by a 101st Airborne trooper who served in 504th Bn (later 509th), then the 501st PIR. While with the 501st, he served in Headquarters Company, then got transferred to F Co prior to the Normandy jump. In addition to jumping in Normandy, this soldier jumped in Holland and fought in Bastone and Southern Germany. He received two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Interesting features on this Ike Jacket include a wool Allied Airborne patch, an English made wool Airborne tab over the 101st patch, English made overseas stripes, and modified Belgian fourragère.