U.S. Army Officer
82nd Airborne Division, Head Quarters
82nd Airborne Division Wool Elastique Officer Service Coat, above left photo.
Awards and insignia, above right photo.
82nd Airborne Division patch
Major Oak Leaves, pin back
Infantry Officer Insignia, clutch back, snow flake pattern
U.S. Officer Insignia, clutch back, unmarked
Paratrooper Badge, clutch back, marked STERLING
Head Quarters Oval for Paratrooper Badge
Combat Infantry Badge, clutch back, marked STERLING
Ribbons, one piece, clutch back:
Purple Heart Medal
American Defense Medal
European - African - Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars and Spearhead
Presidential Unit Citation
Makers Label, above photo.
This uniform was made by Paul Meier, Bremerhaven Germany.
After the surrender of Germany on May 7th 1945 many German companies
transitioned to making uniforms and insignia for the occupying armies.
This uniform was made by Paul Meier, a tailor in Bremerhaven Germany and was
purchased by one of the Officers of the 82nd Airborne Division occupying Germany
or Austria in late 1945.