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US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt
US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt
US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt
US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt
US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt
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US Navy WW2 Wilson Training Sweatshirt

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One of the more idiosyncratic and little known about pieces of US Navy clothing, this piece was made by the famous Wilson Sporting Goods Co, and is one of very very few issued WW2 clothing pieces that retains the company's logo - I can only think of one other, that other being an Eddie Bauer B-9 Parka. These are actually a pretty hard piece to find, and little is known about their use. My research suggests these were issued to aviation officer cadets, the photo of them in use shows aviation cadets wearing them whilst on survival training.

This example is named to Lt Commander Richard W Budd who served with the Navy from the 40s into the 60s.

Condition

Excellent used condition. The cotton twill body retains a lovely dark blue colour, cuffs are perfect, and the labels all present. 

Size

  • Tagged size 40
  • Fits like a modern small/medium
  • Pit to pit 22"
  • Shoulder to shoulder 19"
  • Shoulder to cuff 23"
  • Collar to hem 23"