Tuesday, August 20, 2013


today's post is about one of the hardest jacket to get and this in any condition as they were fragile and intensively worn in combat:the M-421A .These classic tan flight jackets are synonymous with US Navy/Marine pilots of the PTO.They were standardized in the late 30's by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, the jacket was the standard issue summer flight jacket for all Navy and Marine Corp pilots and aircrew during ww2.
 It's light-weight, simple, practical design reminiscent of early windbreakers,was perfect for the Pacific campaign where it saw prevalent use during the early part of the war . Worn over just a shirt, or sometimes as an extra layer over the M-426A flight suit of the same material,.
the M-421A model was replaced by the M-421B around 43 basically the same jacket with the addition of an extra chest pocket ......

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I have to say the best part of this jacket is the incredibly soft cotton used. I have a drybak one too and its just butter soft :) Love it with a white t ;)


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