USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket
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USAF 429th Fighter Bomber Squadron M1950 Field Jacket

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It's not often I come across field jackets that I have to get, and this certainly ticked all the boxes. Produced for only a few short months, the M1950 is one of the rarer iterations of the US Army field jackets that would slowly evolve from 1943 until the late 50s. But it's not just the jacket, it's the epic artwork on the reverse that makes this. The 429th would deploy to Korea in 1952, - F-84 Thunderjets in a close-air-support role from Taegu Air Base. They would remain in Korea beyond the armistice, returning to the US in late 1954. Finding hand-painted USAF jackets from the Korean era is rare, and with the artwork in such great shape, this is a real treat. The artwork appears to be painted in heavy paint, maybe aircraft paint that would have been available on the base. Also worth noting the laundry number, so potential to find the original owner.

Condition.

The jacket is in worn vintage condition, there is fading throughout and a little wear to the cuffs, but completely solid and wearable. The artwork is in great shape, no cracking and bright colour.

Size

  • Tagged a regular small
  • Fits a modern medium
  • Pit to pit 22"
  • Shoulder to shoulder 20"
  • Collar to cuff 24"
  • Collar to hem 29"