37283112 Jotstad Oliver.R. ASN ? : Battle dress 1943

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  1. dan35

    dan35 Junior Member

    A friend has had for several years an outfit of an English soldier Battle dress 1943. He found a label with the soldier's name. Jotstad Oliver.R. ASN: 37283112. He wants to know who this man was.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Could you post an image of the label?
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  3. dan35

    dan35 Junior Member

  4. Owen

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  5. ceolredmonger

    ceolredmonger Member

    That is a US made garment supplied under Lend Lease. Also the style of lettering is distinctly not British. I suspect this may be a wartime or Post War Marshall Plan issue from US stocks to another European country.
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  6. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    This isn't a US made Lend Lease jacket for British troops, its the other way round - its a British made reverse Lend Lease Jacket for US troops.

    I'd agree with the above comments that its not a British service number, its possibly a US Army number(not sure how to check those) or as suggested supplied on to a European nation and issued to their forces.
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  7. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Here you go, US Army 1942 to 45

  8. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Enlistment Record Card
    Oliver Ralph Jorstad
    Race: White
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: 06/02/1910
    Birth Place: Hettinger, North Dakota
    Registration Date: 16/10/1940
    Registration Place: Havelock Hettinger North Dakota USA
    Employer: Self
    Weight: 230
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Black
    Height: 6 1
    Next of Kin: Sigurd Jorstad

    Marriage Licence 20th February 1946
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  9. dan35

    dan35 Junior Member

    Thank you all for your responses. Mo, friend Pierre will be happy.
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