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This is a Korean war US Navy leather flight jacket. G-1 style. With furry collar. These jackets were issued to pilots and crew members. Two pocket construction with scalloped flaps which are secured shut via the use of large, brown plastic buttons.

A silk insert with the american flagand writing in multiple languages is sewn on the inside of the jacket. In the event the piot is shut down the insert could be used to seek help with the locals. The blood chit concept was developed during WWII.

The zipper closes the jacket shut. Manufactured by Talon, which is well known for its production of military zippers. The jacket has a black tag with golden lettering. Various types of information is provided with the tag. Things such as manufacturer's name, contract number, etc. are found there. This provides a wealth of data for the collector. The information reads as follows:

Jackets, Intermediate
BuAero - U.S. Navy
Specification M-422 A
Fried, Ostermann Co.
Contract No. 1405-A

The back of the collar is stamped with black letters that spell USN.

This page is a recognition and identification guide for Korean War US military uniforms. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

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This is a closer view of the blood chit. The American and Chinese flags are displayed. Since the jacket was employed during the Korean war it was possible for the pilots to be shut down over China.

The bloodchit was made of silk. It displayed the American flag at the top. Followed by a series of languages explaining how to help the downed pilot and that a reward would be given for the safe return of the airman.

Due to the fact that the war was fought by a coalition of nations, the following languages were included in the message of the bloodchit: French, Thai, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

This US uniform is currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other Korean War American military uniforms, you can do so by going to our Korean war US Military uniforms identification guide. Where we cover Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


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