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Garth Thompson

What kind of flight suit is this?

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Picked this up with a batch of miscellaneous stuff from on of my pickers. Anyone of you flight gear guys give me some information on it?

TIA,

Garth

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The three best things in life are a good landing, a good orgasm, and a good bowel movement.

A night carrier landing is one of the few opportunities to experience all three at the same time.

 

You can not pronounce as knowledge anything you can not demonstrate.

 

 

 

 

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Post WW2 Navy/Marine flight suit.

 

JD


AAF Collector...........
**Always Buying WW2 Aviation Related Items: Especially Operation Tidal Wave items (1st Ploesti Raid) ..... WW2 Fighter Ace Related Items.....Higher End A-2 Flight Jacket Groups....AAF Related Valor Medal Groups**

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It cannot be pre-1951.

US Navy had the Spec. -5390 (started with suffix S- , subsequently C-5390) in early 1951, so perhaps the earliest suits were issued in 1951 as well. Since there is no indication of any -5390A , most certainly the -5390B was the very first of the interesting -5390 family of Navy and Marines flight suits.

 

-5390B is the only among them having buttoned chest pockets.

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I had one exactly like this except for the tag several years ago. It was named to a WWII USMC Recon pilot. Alex

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Post WW2 Navy/USMC suit. Nothing connected to WW2.

 

Cheers,

Jerry


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