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WW2 US AAF Jacket w/ Zipper Hood what is it?

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Hello everyone;

Recently been helping a friend sort through his collection of WW2 Stuff and we came across this unusual AAF Cold Weather Parka Jacket with a fur lined hood that's permanently attached to the jacket itself but zips up the middle to either leave it open on the sides, or closed down the middle to make it a hood. It has recessed cuffs and bears the AAF insignia stamped on the upper left sleeve, but it doesn't have a label with the stock number anywhere, there is a label that reads 36 Reg in the upper left pocket. 

Wasn't sure exactly what it's called and he didn't know either (he bought it like 40 years ago, he couldn't remember where), so I wanted to try and help him out and figure out what it is exactly. I've seen similar jackets listed as B-9 Parkas, but then B-9s I've seen with a label in them don't have the recessed cuffs like this one does. If anyone has any idea what this thing is or if it is indeed a B-9 Parka, I would very much appreciate it.  I will post more pics of it in the comments. Please and Thank You

MG

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Looks like the B9 Style Parka

 


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"TELL ME THE STORY OF THE FOOT SOLDIER.. AND I WILL TELL YOU THE STORY OF ALL WARS..."

-- MEN IN WAR (1957)

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Thanks dolyer. When I was comparing it to others, it seemed like that's what it was. But I wasn't sure because of those recessed cuffs. Unless, was there a B-9 Jacket and a B-9 Parka? Were they like two different things?


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Civilian


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15 minutes ago, kammo-man said:

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Agee that's why I mentioned it as "style" due to the quilted green liner its commercial or civilian produced in the post war era.Seen them Sold by SEARs and Surplus Stores.

 


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Just so I learn something here.

What is the correct color for the quilted liner on a B-9.

My only reference is Sweeting's "Combat flying clothing" and its in black and white.

 

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Phil


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