The M-422A is the most recognized flight jacket that the US Navy used during WWII . In 1948 , the name of the jacket was renamed the G-1 which it is known as today.
There were a number of different manufacturers of these jackets during WWII, and each have slight differences.
The 1st jacket pictured is an M-422A made by H&L Block . Note the Yellow USN on the back of the collar and the maroon lining. This jacket features a steel Talon zipper . Note the texture and weave on the waistband .
WWII M-422A jackets do not have USN pierced into the flap under the zipper like G-1 jackets do.
It is difficult to find WWII vintage jackets with anything other than a nametag.
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 05 January 2011 - 01:35 PM.