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Andrei,

Are you pulling my leg ? (...)

JC

 

Not at all, my friend. Argentina made Colt 45 under license. Perhaps the Argentinian Navy got flight jackets from an american company.

What kind of plane did the Argentinian Navy flew in the 50s, 60s ?

The fighter pilot who sunk the HMS Sheffield flew an american Skyhawk and fired a french Exocet missile.

Everything is possible !

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Not at all, my friend. Argentina made Colt 45 under license. Perhaps the Argentinian Navy got flight jackets from an american company.

What kind of plane did the Argentinian Navy flew in the 50s, 60s ?

The fighter pilot who sunk the HMS Sheffield flew an american Skyhawk and fired a french Exocet missile.

Everything is possible !

:blink: Damn'!

They were buying her war material all around the world. If my memory are good, Argentinean Skyhawk were 2nd hand planes issue form US Navy. So as you says, all it's possible ;)

And French Exocet missible was badly know in the USN for to be used by a Iraqi plane for shot the USS Stark...

 

Thierry

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Dave,

 

Thanks for the input.

 

So you are saying this is a "PX" jacket.

 

Do you happen to know if "Flying Equipment Co." manufactured mil. spec. jackets too, or was it just a clearing house label ?

 

JC

 

Hi J.C.

 

As far as I know this Flying Equipment Co. may in fact did do a USN G-1 jacket contract as I have heard that they did. However, I have not ever seen one with an authentic contract number nor is this Flying Equipment Company's name attached to the list of known manufacturers seen below.

 

PHARR BRAND NAME APPAREL SP0100-04-D-4247-0001 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

EXCELLED SHEEPSKIN & LEATHER COAT CO. SP0 100-04-4119 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

EXCELLED SHEEPSKIN & LEATHER COAT CO. SPO 100-99-D-5076-0001 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

SCHOTT BROS., INC. SPO100-98-C-5015 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO., INC SPO-100-96-C-4015 MIL-J-7823E

COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO., INC SPO-100-95-M-SH82 MIL-J-7823E

COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO. INC DLA100-92-C-0454 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO., INC DLA100-91-C-0323 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

COOPER SPORTSWEAR MFG. CO., INC DLA100-89-C-0480 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DLA100-87-C-0739

ORCHARD M/C DIST. INC. DLA100-86-C-0481 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DLA100-86-C-0451 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. DLA100-84-C-0771 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DLA100-82-C-0564 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. DSA100-77-C-1518 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

FERGUSON OF OKLAHOMA DSA100-76-C-1788 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

IMPERIAL LEATHER & SPORTSWEAR INC. DSA100-76-C-1788 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

IMPERIAL LEATHER & SPORTSWEAR INC. DSA100-76-C-0375 MIL - J 7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA100-75-C-0332 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA100-75-C-0331 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

IMPERIAL FASHIONS, INC. DSA100-74-0162 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA-73-C-0035 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA100-73-C-0034 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA-72-C1138 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA100-72-C-0060 MIL-J-7823E(AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA 100-71-C-1343 MIL-J-7823E (AS)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. DSA100-71-C-0535 MIL-J-7823D(WP)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA 100-71-C-0141 MIL-J-7823C(WP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. NONE ON TAG MIL-J-7823E (AS)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA 100-70-C-0484 MIL-J-7823D(WP)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA100-70-C-0483 MIL-J-7823D(WP)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA 100-70-C-0475 MIL-J-7823D(WP)

THE MARTIN LANE CO., INC. DSA 100-69-C-1545 MIL-J-7823D (WP)

BRILL BROS., INC. DSA 100-68-C-1805 MIL-J-7823D (WP)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA 100-68-C-0759 MIL-J-7823D (WP)

THE MARTIN LANE CO., INC. DSA 100-68-C-0099 MIL-J-7823D (WP)

GREGORY SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT NO. DSA 100-67-C-3929 SPEC.MIL-J-7823D(WEP)

GREGORY SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT NO. DSA 100-67-C-3928 SPEC.MIL-J-7823D(WEP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPRTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-5366 SPEC.MIL-J-7823D (WEP)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. DSA 100-67-C-1095 SPEC.MIL-J-7823D(WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-8826 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-8825 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-10003081 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-100-598 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPRTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-4342-64-C SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPRTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-9365 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-3271-64-C SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP) W/E

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG. CORP. CONTRACT NO. DSA 100-599 SPEC.MIL-J-7823C (WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-2071-63-C SPEC.MIL-J-7823B(WEP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO.DSA- -1040-63-C SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823B(WEP)

IRVIN B. FOSTER SPTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO. DSA-1-435-C-62 SPEC.MIL-J-7823B(WEP)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO. QM(CTM) 10276-C-61 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823B(WEP)

IRVIN B.FOSTER&SONS SPORTSWEAR CO., INC. CONTRACT NO. DA 36-243-QM(CTM)8834-C-61 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823A(AER)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO. QM(CTM)8833C-61 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823A(AER)

BREIER OF AMSTERDAM, INC. QM(CTM)6837-C-60 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

CALIFORNIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY CONTRACT #QM(CTM)4771-E-60 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONT QM(CTM)-144-O.I.-2515-E-57 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383-39321A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383-28657A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383s-14722A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383s-9211A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

J.A.DUBOW SPORTING GOODS CORP. CONTRACT NO. N383S-4833A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

J.A.DUBOW SPORTING GOODS CORP. CONTRACT NO. N383S-4765A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

L.W. FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO, INC. CONTRACT N383-22356A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER) & AMEND. #2

L.W. FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC. CONTRACT NO.DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2312 SPECIFICATION NO. MIL-J-7823(AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC CONTRACT NO. DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2134 SPECIFICATION NO. MIL-J-7823(AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC CONTRACT NO.N383s-74471 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

MONARCH MFG. CO. CONTRACT NO. N383s-80667 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO. QM.(CTM)-2313 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

WERBER SPORTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO.383S-88886 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

A. PRITZKER & SONS, INC. CONTRACT NO.N383S-69537 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

AVIATORS CLOTHING CO., INC. CONTRACT NO. N-383s-22111 SPEC. 55J14(AER)

B.-G. INC. CONTRACT NO. 383s-25923 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

BURJAC SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT No N383s-5299 SPECIFICATION 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO.N-383s-96273 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO. N383s-13120 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO. N383s-20445 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. LYNN, MASS. CONTRACT NO. N383S-39943 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. LYNN, MASS. CONTRACT NO. N383S-51863 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

BURJAC SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT #N288s-24369 SPECIFICATION AN-J3A

BURJAC SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT #N288s-24368 SPECIFICATION AN-J3A

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO.INC. CONT. NO. N383s1035 AN-J-3a

MONARCH MFG.CO. MILWAUKEE CONTRACT NO. N288s-20570 SPECIFICATION AN-J-3A

MONARCH MFG. CO. MILWAUKEE CONTRACT NO. N288S-28665 SPECIFICATION AN-J-3A

ARNOFF MFG. COMPANY CONTRACT NO. N288 S-24248 TYPE AN-J-3A

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT-N288s-35805 SPEC. AN-J-3A

AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO.N288s-28628 AN 6552

AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO.N288s-23627 AN 6552

AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR CO. CONTRACT NO.N288s-24332 AN 6552

BOGEN & TENENBAUM CONTRACT NO. N 288s32281 AN 6552-42

BOGEN & TENENBAUM Contract No. N 288s24333 AN 6552-40

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT -N288S32357 AN 6552-38

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT -N288S28628 AN 6552-40

H.& L.BLOCK CONTRACT NO.N288s-20559 AN 6552

EDMUND T.CHURCH CO. INC. CONTRACT No. NXs-5133 SPECIFICATION M - 422 A

FRIED, OSTERMAN CO. CONTRACT NO. 1405-A SPECIFICATION M - 422 A

FRIED, OSTERMAN CO. CONTRACT NO. 1406 EXT.A SPECIFICATION M - 422 A

GORDON & FERGUSON CO. CONTRACT NO. 88860 SPECIFICATION M 422A

GORDON & FERGUSON CO. CONTRACT NO. NXs.416-A SPECIFICATION M-422 A

GORDON & FERGUSON CO. CONTRACT NO. NXs.416 SPECIFICATION M-422 A

H.&L. BLOCK CONTRACT No. Nxsa-5134 SPECIFICATION M-422a

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT-Nos.290A SPECIFICATION M 422A

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT-N Xs-290 SPECIFICATION M 422a

WILLIS AND GEIGER INC. CONTRACT-No. S-74892 SPECIFICATION M 422

Monarch Mfg. Company CONTRACT-No. 79633 SPECIFICATION M-422

 

If you find a USN jacket with a label attached information as with one seen above then chances are it's the real thing!

 

These same vintage reproduction flight jackets like yours show up more often than you might think. This is not the first one that I have seen. They wear the same as the original but simply not as collectable.

 

Cheers, Dave

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Yup, it's a private purchase. The zipper pull is actually not the actual pull for this slider. Still a great looking jacket that was used by someone in the military in the 50s

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Hi J.C.

 

As far as I know this Flying Equipment Co. may in fact did do a USN G-1 jacket contract as I have heard that they did. However, I have not ever seen one with an authentic contract number nor is this Flying Equipment Company's name attached to the list of known manufacturers seen below.

 

 

BREIER OF AMSTERDAM, INC. QM(CTM)6837-C-60 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

CALIFORNIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY CONTRACT #QM(CTM)4771-E-60 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONT QM(CTM)-144-O.I.-2515-E-57 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383-39321A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383-28657A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383s-14722A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

CAGLECO SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO N383s-9211A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

J.A.DUBOW SPORTING GOODS CORP. CONTRACT NO. N383S-4833A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

J.A.DUBOW SPORTING GOODS CORP. CONTRACT NO. N383S-4765A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

L.W. FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO, INC. CONTRACT N383-22356A SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER) & AMEND. #2

L.W. FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC. CONTRACT NO.DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2312 SPECIFICATION NO. MIL-J-7823(AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC CONTRACT NO. DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2134 SPECIFICATION NO. MIL-J-7823(AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO., INC CONTRACT NO.N383s-74471 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

MONARCH MFG. CO. CONTRACT NO. N383s-80667 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

RALPH EDWARDS SPORTSWEAR CONTRACT NO. QM.(CTM)-2313 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823 (AER)

WERBER SPORTSWEAR, INC. CONTRACT NO.383S-88886 SPECIFICATION MIL-J-7823(AER)

A. PRITZKER & SONS, INC. CONTRACT NO.N383S-69537 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

AVIATORS CLOTHING CO., INC. CONTRACT NO. N-383s-22111 SPEC. 55J14(AER)

B.-G. INC. CONTRACT NO. 383s-25923 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

BURJAC SPORTSWEAR INC. CONTRACT No N383s-5299 SPECIFICATION 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO.N-383s-96273 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO. N383s-13120 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO. INC. CONTRACT NO. N383s-20445 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. LYNN, MASS. CONTRACT NO. N383S-39943 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

STAR SPORTSWEAR MFG.CO. LYNN, MASS. CONTRACT NO. N383S-51863 SPEC. 55J14 (AER)

 

If you find a USN jacket with a label attached information as with one seen above then chances are it's the real thing!

 

These same vintage reproduction flight jackets like yours show up more often than you might think. This is not the first one that I have seen. They wear the same as the original but simply not as collectable.

 

Cheers, Dave

 

 

Dave,

 

Now this is interesting, I have a Pritzker jacket it's a CONTRACT NO. n383s - 319A SPEC. 7823 (AER)...

 

It isn't on the above list, but I have know doubt it is a 'real' mil. spec jacket.

 

Wonder what that means ?

 

Cheers,

JC

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Yup, it's a private purchase. The zipper pull is actually not the actual pull for this slider. Still a great looking jacket that was used by someone in the military in the 50s

 

Bazel,

 

I agree, I have no doubt in my mind that this is private purchase jacket, but I have to ask you, can you show an example of the correct zipper pull for this slider ?

 

And also, I am wondering does anyone have any thoughts on the patch ? It has a sort of para-military look to it (moderate pun intended).

 

IMAGE shows three TALON zippers.

 

Bottom: M-422a (silver)

Middle: AN-J3a (brass)

Top: Flying Equipment Co. Private purchase G-1 (silver)

 

 

I got to stop geeking out on this !

JC

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Hi J.C.,

 

It would be my best estimate that the exact type (brass or nickel) of zipper assembly for these Flying Equipment G-1 jackets might vary. However, those that I have seen were usually blackened Talon assemblies like the one seen below. As for the sliders, they are interchangeable as for sure yours came from a much earlier Talon assembly and probably from that style found on an M-422A.

 

talon_zipperdetail.jpg

 

In the past, I have seen similar Talon zipper assemblies used as replacement (after the fact) assemblies on that same era (1950s) USN jackets but never on a true Mil Spec USN jacket.

 

Cheers, Dave

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Bazel,

 

I agree, I have no doubt in my mind that this is private purchase jacket, but I have to ask you, can you show an example of the correct zipper pull for this slider ?

 

And also, I am wondering does anyone have any thoughts on the patch ? It has a sort of para-military look to it (moderate pun intended).

 

IMAGE shows three TALON zippers.

 

Bottom: M-422a (silver)

Middle: AN-J3a (brass)

Top: Flying Equipment Co. Private purchase G-1 (silver)

I got to stop geeking out on this !

JC

 

The one in the middle would be correct. Also the one that Dave showed is also correct for this type of a zipper. The pull you have on yours is from an earlier WWII jacket. I probably have the correct zipper pull laying around. If I find one I will ship it to you.

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Thanks for the info on the zipper pull.

 

Out of the hundreds (probably thousands) of vintage jackets I've looked at, I have to admit I've never really noticed or paid much attention to the black Talon zipper.

 

I've only got eyes for the bell, deco, tear drop and paper clip Talons, Conmatics, Crowns and Conmars.

 

 

Bazel, thanks for the offer on the pull... I actual like the one that is on this jacket.

 

Interestingly enough, everything on this jacket looks to have only been laid down once. No restitching, no open seams, the zipper pull isn't even scuffed up in the way it might be if some body had swapped it out of replaced it.

 

I think I'll post the name plate over in the SSI forum and see if anyone has insight on that.

 

Thanks all,

 

JC

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Thanks for the info on the zipper pull.

 

Out of the hundreds (probably thousands) of vintage jackets I've looked at, I have to admit I've never really noticed or paid much attention to the black Talon zipper.

 

I've only got eyes for the bell, deco, tear drop and paper clip Talons, Conmatics, Crowns and Conmars.

Bazel, thanks for the offer on the pull... I actual like the one that is on this jacket.

 

Interestingly enough, everything on this jacket looks to have only been laid down once. No restitching, no open seams, the zipper pull isn't even scuffed up in the way it might be if some body had swapped it out of replaced it.

 

I think I'll post the name plate over in the SSI forum and see if anyone has insight on that.

 

Thanks all,

 

JC

 

I believe the Monarch M-422 I just bought has a blackened Talon zipper too, but shaped like the M-422A Talon pulls. I will double check.

 

Kurt

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I believe the Monarch M-422 I just bought has a blackened Talon zipper too, but shaped like the M-422A Talon pulls. I will double check.

 

Kurt

 

 

Kurt,

 

That would be interesting.

 

I don't recall seeing black zippers on issued items until... what, the late 60's or 70's or even later.

 

Please show us a picture of the assembly, if that is the case.

 

Thanks,

 

JC

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Kurt,

 

That would be interesting.

 

I don't recall seeing black zippers on issued items until... what, the late 60's or 70's or even later.

 

Please show us a picture of the assembly, if that is the case.

 

Thanks,

 

JC

 

 

The keeper and pull are painted black.

 

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Thanks, Kurt.

 

I don't think I have ever seen a black zipper like that.

 

Brass or silver, yes. Black no.

 

Does anyone else have anything from this time period with a zipper like that ?

 

JC

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i have what i think to be an authentic g1 jacket the inside tag reads

 

BUREAU OF AERONAUTICS, USN

FLIGHT JACKET, INTERMEDIATE, G1

specification MIL-J-7823 (AER)

& amend.#2

L.W. Foster sportswear co. inc.

contact N383-22356A

 

it doesnt have any patches but it is in very good condition

no holes it has the inside pockets and usn on the back collar

in white. also has the two different types of stiching on the

waistband.

 

could anybody tell me the value of this jacket

 

email me

cnprice93@gmail.com

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Looks like a USN G-1 jacket. A nice one too! Not sure about the wings- Navy/USMC jump wings?

-Joe

 

 

My 2 cents on the name patch is that this guy was a Navy PR (Aircrew Survival Equipmentman) or what we call a Parachute rigger. Having been stationed on an aircraft carrier and at a Naval Air Station, I worked with some of the PR’s. They are the one that sewed patches for pilots, maintained their flight gear and equipment and pack their parachutes. They have a pretty cool job.

So it’s possible that this guy purchased the jacket at the Navy exchange and made a personalized name patch (PR’s can also do that) and wore this as an “unofficial” work jacket in his division.

Jim

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Kaigun & Johnny,

 

That seems like a plausible explanation to me....sounds good too, everybody likes parachute riggers. Intersting though that he wouldn't put his rank or rate on the patch.

Happy New Year to everybody.

JC.

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militariacoll

Ok, now truth be told, I am not exactly sure what the deal with this jacket is.

 

IT DOES appear to be from the early 1950's.

 

IT LOOKS to be an constructed almost exactly like a contract # 7823 G-1 jacket.... in fact if the mfg. tag where absent, I would have assumed it was a mil. issue jacket.

 

EVERYTHING IS ORIGINAL to the jacket, including the name plate.

 

THE NAME PLATE looks to have USN Para wings on it, BUT the name looks to be civilian (no rank, name in quotes).

It definitely has more wear than the rest of the jacket, but it appears to have only ever been sewn to this one jacket.

 

THE ONLY DIFFERENCES in construction between this jacket and a Government contract jacket is the GREEN pocket liners (Good eye Kevin T.), and the dark colored zipper stop at the bottom of the zipper.

 

I can only find a couple of references to the manufacturer on line (The Fedora Lounge.com and John Chapman), and from what I can tell no one is sure wither FLYING EQUIPMENT COMPANY made a limited number of contract jackets or wither they just made spec jackets for commercial sale.

 

Thanks everybody for throwing in with their opinions and observations... and if anyone knows more about these jackets, or has a picture of a Flying Equipment Co.jacket with a contract number on it, I'd like to know.

 

Does anyone know what the "Chicago 13" on the label refers too ?

 

My girlfriend has informed me that I am a flight jacket geek.

 

Happy New Year,

JC

 

 

JC,

 

 

Here is a G-1 Jacket by Flying Equipment Company I just picked up from the USMC pilot that wore it!!!

 

Nice patches and is named!

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militariacoll

Saberjet,

 

I should have included this picture earlier... also the pen slit is always on the left hand side....(insert UK/US driving joke here).

 

JC

 

 

JC,

 

Check out this original G-1 by Flying Equipment Company..... I just picked it up directly from the USMC pilot who wore it...Great AES-12 and HMX-1 Squadron patches!! It is also named on the inside and a leather name tag found in the pocket!!

 

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The zippers differ according to who made the jacket. Each Manufacturer had their own source; as long as the components of the jacket were up to Mil Spec. My G-1 zipper is by Scovill and Genuine USN in all regards.

 

M. Newton

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