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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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I agree with Baz, this one should stay pinned.

 

Here's one more WW2 Navy jacket from my collection to add to the thread. Nice size 44 G&F M-422A.

 

 

that's a nice one. I love the G&F M-422As. I had the same one size 44 also but I sold it awhile back. I still have a size 42 G&F that is in super shape and named to a commander. I should post pics of it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Here is an AN-6552 jacket to a Coast Guard Aviator I just acquired. The contract label is missing however.

 

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

 


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Another United States Coast Guard aviation M-422a to add to the thread.

 

Willis and Geiger contract NOs. 29 O A.

 

Size 48.

 

Talon zipper.

 

The ADC rate is for a Chief Aviation Machinist Mate.... the ADC designation is from 1948 (or later). Prior to 1948 the abbreviation was ACMM.


 

 

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Label and the underside of collar.

 

Faint USN block stencil is visible.

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I had a USN AN-6652 several years ago that I got from a WW II Jeep Carrier Hellcat pilot who was a career pilot. How exactly, for my information and education did you and do you figure out the dates for WW II USN aviation collectibles?

 

Thanks

Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a new addition to the collection to add to the thread.

 

This is an AN-6552 made by Bogen and Tennenbaum in size 36 . The contract is N288S 24331 ( that would date this jacket to @ June 1944 ) . This is a scarce jacket! I still have to do some research on the owner.

 

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Here is my newest jacket. It is an M-422 ( not an M-422A ) . It pre-dates WWII . These jackets are extremelly scarce and what makes this example so nice is that it is in basically un-issued condition .

 

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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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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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Very Nice Kurt.

 

Very, very nice.

 

4 minutes.

 

Missed it by 4 stinking minutes.

 

If you are going to have a USN flight jacket collection, you might as well start a the beginning.

 

Congratulations,

 

JC


 

 

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Very Nice Kurt.

 

Very, very nice.

 

4 minutes.

 

Missed it by 4 stinking minutes.

 

If you are going to have a USN flight jacket collection, you might as well start a the beginning.

 

Congratulations,

 

JC

 

Thanks JC , for WWII jackets I started at the end and finished at the beginning!

 

I was sitting at a restaraunt typing furiuously on my I-Phone when I saw this for sale.

 

Here are some pics of the zipper.

 

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Fantastic piece Kurt. Do you know the exact year of manufacture and what are the main differences in design between this and the -422a might I ask?

 

Thanks,

 

Will


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Better shot of the spec tag

 

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

 


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Fantastic piece Kurt. Do you know the exact year of manufacture and what are the main differences in design between this and the -422a might I ask?

 

Thanks,

 

Will

 

 

Hi Will,

 

The M-422 was created in 1938. The M-422a appeared in 1941.

 

 

My understanding the main difference between the M-422 and the M-422A is that that the pockets on the M-422 are both the same identical width ( the M-422'a pockets are different widths - 1/2" difference ).

 

The fur collar is also wider. I checked my M-422A's and they were all @2.25-2.5 inches wide. The M-422 is @ 3.5" wide. I measured from where the top of the zipper meets the collar to the tip of the collar.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

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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That is truly an outstanding jacket. I missed it by 20 minutes. I hate iphones :)

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That is truly an outstanding jacket. I missed it by 20 minutes. I hate iphones :)

 

 

I cant tell you how many times that I-phone has paid for itself!

 

Kurt


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

 


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That is truly an outstanding jacket. I missed it by 20 minutes. I hate iphones :)

 

My girlfriend was on Facebook while Kurt was typing.

 

I love my girlfriend, but I hate Facebook.

 

 

That black zipper is really interesting.

 

Does anyone else have anything in their collections from that time period with a black zipper like that ?

 

JC


 

 

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My girlfriend was on Facebook while Kurt was typing.

 

I love my girlfriend, but I hate Facebook.

That black zipper is really interesting.

 

Does anyone else have anything in their collections from that time period with a black zipper like that ?

 

JC

 

 

I just checked my AN-6552's and they have black painted Conmar zippers.

 

Kurt


!!!! WANTED !!!!

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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Hi Will,

 

The M-422 was created in 1938. The M-422a appeared in 1941.

My understanding the main difference between the M-422 and the M-422A is that that the pockets on the M-422 are both the same identical width ( the M-422'a pockets are different widths - 1/2" difference ).

 

The fur collar is also wider. I checked my M-422A's and they were all @2.25-2.5 inches wide. The M-422 is @ 3.5" wide. I measured from where the top of the zipper meets the collar to the tip of the collar.

 

Kurt

 

Thanks Kurt, I'll have to go home and measure the pockets of my -422a now! :lol:

 

Again, great score. Those iPhones sure do come in handy from time to time don't they!

 

Will


WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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I just checked my AN-6552's and they have black painted Conmar zippers.

 

Kurt

 

 

Wow, I can't believe I've never come across those zippers before.

 

Just something else to add to the list I guess.

 

Love the plural on the AN-6552. Not many can say that.

 

JC


 

 

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Wow, I can't believe I've never come across those zippers before.

 

Just something else to add to the list I guess.

 

Love the plural on the AN-6552. Not many can say that.

 

JC

 

 

Blackened zippers on the early Navy jackets is actually fairly common.


Always buying USMC named uniforms and unit marked items.




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