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.
Used but good condition. The body is in solid shape, with some fray around the zipper and the hem. I've done a little repair on the cuffs to get it back to a solid state. There is a little very very light stain over the pocket. Great shape for a summer wearer, and looks cool as hell on!
- Tagged a size 40, but these fit small
- Fits like a 38 with short sleeves
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 22.5"
- Collar to hem 23.5"