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WWII US NAVY FLIGHT JACKETS M-422, M-422A , M-421A , M-445A , AN-J-3A , AN-6552

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Nice jackets everyone!

 

It is my understanding that the perforated USN in the gas flap came about around 1956-57. There are some transition jackets that had both the painted USN and perforated USN. I believe those are the "Amendment #2", but I could be wrong on that count. Needless to say, there were some jackets with both.

 

I didn't see any pictures or mention of the M-422, which would have preceded the M-422a. A rare contract indeed and I had the chance recently to purchase one, but the price was high (as it probably should be because of the rarity).

 

Cheers,

 

Stony


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I used to have an M-422 but I sold it like an idiot. Mine was made by Monarch. I doubt I will find another.

 

Kurt


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this is an old post but i was wondering if someone could help me with this M-445 jacket, would it be original

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this is an old post but i was wondering if someone could help me with this M-445 jacket, would it be original

 

The condition looks a little rough, but it looks good to me.

 

Kurt


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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It's original.


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I have another 20 M-422A that I need to take pictures of and post here. I will try to do so as soon as possible. THis thread is amazing. Please post your Navy flight jackets.

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Thank you for sharing these beautiful jackets, Tom. It's always a pleasure to see such historical stuffs. I have already posted my three poor post war G-1. So I must find another to share with you! :thumbsup:

 

Franck

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Very nice jackets !!!! I love M421a with 3 pockets and name stamps!!!! When I comeback to home , will post my one with 4 pockets....

Thanks for photos !!!!

Regards,

Jerry K.


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Very nice jackets !!!! I love M421a with 3 pockets and name stamps!!!! When I comeback to home , will post my one with 4 pockets....

Thanks for photos !!!!

Regards,

Jerry K.

 

Thanks, looking forward to seeing your M-421A

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Hi.

Sorry for dealy I was out of home and could'nt take my photos...

Here is my jacket M6551... for bad without any story:((((

 

Enjoy,

Jerry K.

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No problem Franck... everyone of us, learn new thing every day:)))!!!

Regards,

Jerry K.


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thanks for posting. I will try to take pictures of all my remaining M-422As (around 20) this weekend and post them here.

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Wow! What a nice USN Jacket.... You have a lot of it !!! Thanks for photos:)!!!!

Regards,

JK


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Finally found myself a nice example of a Gordon & Ferguson Co. contract M-422A (used but not abused. I would rather have a jacket a pilot wore than an un-issued one) . I still have some research to do on the pilot. It is marked USN in white under the collar.

 

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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Will it fit me? (hint, hint)


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Will it fit me? (hint, hint)

 

Size 36 . This rounds out my M-422a collection too! I now have 5 different contracts including an AN-6552. I need a Monarch M-422 and an AN-J-3.

 

All the M-422A's I have are pictured in this thread: Willis & Geiger , H&L Block, Gordon & Ferguson, and an Edmund T. Church.

 

Kurt


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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Size 36 . This rounds out my M-422a collection too! I now have 5 different contracts including an AN-6552. I need a Monarch M-422 and an AN-J-3.

 

All the M-422A's I have are pictured in this thread: Willis & Geiger , H&L Block, Gordon & Ferguson, and an Edmund T. Church.

 

Kurt

 

The AN-J-3 is going to be hard to find and they're not marked or labeled from what I've seen. However, you might peruse the "Vintage Leather Jackets" forum for more information. As for the M-422, you're probably going to pay a pretty penny for one of those.

 

Good luck!


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Finally found myself a nice example of a Gordon & Ferguson Co. contract M-422A (used but not abused. I would rather have a jacket a pilot wore than an un-issued one) . I still have some research to do on the pilot. It is marked USN in white under the collar.

 

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Kurt, Did you get this jacket? I was watching the auction as well :)

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Quick question to moderators. Why was this post un-pinned?

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Kurt, Did you get this jacket? I was watching the auction as well :)

 

I did get this jacket!


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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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