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A WWII Female Type K-1 AAF Flight Uniform I just picked up!


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Greetings all! I just had this original Army Air Force Nurses Flying Uniform from WWII pretty much fall into my lap. It is in really remarkable condition. It is a 2 piece pant and jacket set

 

I found this on a reference website:

 

In January 1945, a special lightweight uniform made of tightly woven insect resistant khaki cotton twill was added for wear in tropical regions. It consisted of a Type K-1 battledress jacket with matching Type K-1 trousers. The jacket was buttoned at the front, had adjustable waist straps, detachable shoulder pads, two breast pockets with pointed pocket flaps and a pencil pocket on its left sleeve.

The K-1 trousers were equipped with a zipper closure at the left side, an adjustable front waistband strap and two side pockets. The uniform was worn with the Type K-1 flight nurse's garrison cap which had a design slightly differing from the usual women's garrison cap.

 

This grouping came along with a plastic coated 3 piece ribbon bar with an original WAC ribbon! So how rare are these AAF uniform experts. I've spent many a hour trolling ebay for uniform items and I can't recall ever seeing one. ( or maybe I just wasn't looking for one very hard that is ;) )

 

Here are the photos of it....any and all comments are welcome!

 

 

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I am sorry that I cannot give you any more information, but I just want to say that uniform is incredibly cool. I have never seen one before. Yours looks to be in excellent condition, and I imagine it to be a very rare uniform.

 

 

 

Justin

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GOOD GRIEF! Somebody on eBay was selling JUST the cap for $500?! :blink:

 

Wow

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WHOA! That's a heck of a rare uniform, and in beautiful shape too! Do you know who she was?

In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

 

Looking for P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

 

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Here is the ONLY other example I can find anywhere online. At a site named http://www.blitzkriegbaby.de/

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385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions


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CH, the person that I purchased this from has yet to get back to me on the vet ID. Fingers crossed on this one! :nerv0003:

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385th, 304th, and 417th Infantry Regiments : 355th, 364th, 901st, 302nd Field Artillery Battalions

301st Medical and 301st Engineer Battalions


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Back in the late 1980's or early 1990's at the Pasadena City College Antique Flea Market a vendor had these in the original boxes. Probably had over 100 pieces. At the time they were like $45.00 a piece, but none of us were smart enough to try and buy them all. I think I bought three jackets and two pair of pants, and then went home as I was broke.

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Terrific find....I'm sure the girls on the forum would kill for that one! :w00t: I looked it up in C.G. Sweeting's "Combat Flying Clothing" (the collectors' bible!) The information contained therein is pretty much what's already been quoted above.

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I am sorry that I can't add anything useful to this thread but I just wanted to say that is one terrific uniform, it's rare and in perfect condition. It's great when stuff falls on you. Congratulations! That's just great. Thanks for posting it.

 

Dennis

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I collect female uniforms from the WWII period; therefore, I try to keep

track of prices and conditions of uniforms sold on Ebay as a barometer of

what is a reasonable bid, a high bid, and a steal, so that if a particular

item appears and I wish to buy it, then I'll know how to bid accordingly.

 

In my opinion, your uniform in its condition even unidentified would be

worth around a thousand bucks. It's the trousers that is the rarer of the

two parts.

 

Looking at my list: (Prices rounded up to next dollar)

 

ANC Flight Nurse Blouse K-1 $ 405.00 Sold Jul 10 2007 14 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Blouse K-1 $ 335.00 Sold May 26 2010 16 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Blouse K-1 $ 331.00 Sold Jun 06 2010 15 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Blouse K-1 $ 338.00 Sold Jul 25 2010 13 Bids

 

ANC Flight Nurse Blouse L-1 $ 228.00 Sold Sep 30 2007 19 Bids

 

As for the Cap K-1 that sold for $500.00 - somebody went nuts.

ANC Flight Nurse Cap K-1 $ 78.00 Sold Nov 18 2007 7 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Cap K-1 $ 141.00 Sold Sep 05 2008 9 Bids

 

ANC Flight Nurse Jacket B-17 $ 622.00 SOLD Aug 16 2007 22 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Jacket B-17 $ 1,525.00 SOLD Dec 04 2009 29 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Jacket B-17 $ 1,094.00 SOLD Aug 08 2010 7 Bids

ANC Flight Nurse Jacket B-17 $ 500.00 SOLD Aug 23 2010 1 Bid (Torn cuffs)

ANC Flight Nurse Jacket B-17 $ 231.00 SOLD Nov 06 2010 12 Bids (Damaged)

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