Acquired February 2022, this Camp Chaffee (Arkansas) jersey dates to mid-late World War II. Despite extensive research, we were unable to determine the specific season this was used (likely 1944 or 45 nor could we pinpoint a specific player from the roster. The jersey was made in Waterloo, Iowa (600 miles due north of Camp Chaffee) by Powers Athletic Wear which is still in operation.
Buttons: ,Five green four-hole concave green plastic buttons (the bottom one is missing).
Material: The base material is gray/road wool-flannel.
Soutache: Extending from the base of the sun collar around the edge of the sleeve cuff is a two-inches wide red wool base stripe with a centered one-inch blue rayon stripe.
Lettering: Standard three-inch navy athletic felt .
Numerals: Standard 14-inch navy athletic felt .
Sleeves: Nine inches, reinforced and gusseted with armpit vents.
Tag: Powell Athletic Wear, size 42.
As of August 2023, this jersey is no longer part of the Chevrons and Diamonds Collection.