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AAF A-4 Flight Suit?


MarkM

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Picked up box lot of military clothing/ammo bags, duffel bag at an estate sale this last weekend not knowing what I had (and still don't on some items). From what I can tell they are WWII era. CBI theater I think according to a jacket shoulder patch and a garrison cap looks like it was Army Engineer Corp. One of the items is an A-4 flight suit but the tag has be baffled. What do the numbers and letters mean - especially the "A.C. Order No.". The flight suit looks like it was never worn. Thanks in advance!  Mark

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I like it!!! This is the one I picked up a little while ago!!!

 

The numbers are a specification drawing number and Air Corps Order Number . This being the contract number'

 Hrere is my Tag.

 

Nice A-4 you got!!

 

Semper Fi

Phil

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Thanks Phil! Is there a way to tell what year the suit was made just by the Drawing and A.C. Numbers? Mark

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Thanks Phil! Is there a way to tell what year the suit was made just by the Drawing and A.C. Numbers? Mark

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phantomfixer

you would have to research when the order number was awarded...I am not sure if anyone has compiled a list of order numbers for the A-4....

great find...nice A-4 

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It is a July-August 1941 fixed price contract, that's the award month so likely it was made sometime in 1942.

Those that have Purchase Orders  include the fiscal year such as 42-6974. "42" is the fiscal year of the purchase order. How I determined the month of yours was by using known awards of similar serial numbered contracts, very close to yours.

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Great infomation Dustin.

 Since the OP's and my tag match, Its good to know when his/mine were made.

Thank You!!

Stay Safe

Semper Fi

Phil

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