Maverickson Posted March 10, 2018 Share #1 Posted March 10, 2018 Hi All, Recently picked up a late War model AN-J-3A jacket made by Monarch MFG. Once received I found that it was in fact IDed to a one time member http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/idahostatesman/obituary.aspx?pid=176088754 of the 46th Fighter Squadron, 21st Air Wing that flew out of Iwo Jima. Since this jacket is a AN model and intended to be used by all services I thought that it may have been worn during the Iwo Jima Campaign. However, I'm aware that just because this same fellow wore this particular jacket, It does not mean he wore it at Iwo. But it would be nice to find out if it could have been. As seen below, the jacket is missing it's leather ID tag. Those empty stitches left behind once the tag was removed measure 1 3/4" by 3 1/8". I do not know if the USAA wore a like dimension leather ID tag during the War or not. The answer to what I am seeking is to whether or not the USAA wore a like dimension leather ID tag during the War? If so, it may be a good indicator if this jacket was possibly worn at Iwo Jima while escorting those B-29's during the Japan Air Offensive. . Looking forward to any in put! Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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