Posted 25 July 2017 - 05:57 PM
Yours is British made, yes! The experimental ones like noted in your quote from online, is actually the white vests marked A,B,C,D. Many origianl photos of these are in that post. Due to the urgency, the vest you have began being manufactured in England to supply USAAF crews with the first order for 300 crews. More manufacturing took place throughout the year and beyond. About the same time the US Army ordnance department began awarding contracts for manufacture in the US, which they didn't start becoming available till the close of 1943. That thread, though a little convelouted, does outline the genealogy, supported both by documentation and images that contradict that online quote and the same belief published elsewhere. Long story short, your vest is NOT experimental, it was a production vest manufactured in Great Britain.