The last of the summer flying jackets to be made during WW2, likely this one was made in the summer of 1945 and used into the 50s. These jackets were designed to complement the summer flying suits, and are essentially the same design but cutdown. Remarkably light cotton makes them perfect for summer use, especially in the warm climates of the pacific on which the Navy was heavily focused in the later part of the war.
Amazing, I've not come across one so clean before. The original Talon zipper works perfectly, and there is absolutely no damage. It's missing it's label, but looking at the sleeve pocket and where the sleeve was, I'm certain this was a SWITLIK PARACHUTE CO. INC under contract W383s-381.
- No tag, but fits a modern medium
- Like would have been tagged a 38 or 40
- Pit to pit 21"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 24"
- Collar to hem 25"