US Air Force Female Field Jacket -
The Vietnam war saw the begining of a new era in the development of the combat
uniform. Lighter materials, which were tear resistant and provided better
ventilation were employed.
The item featured here is a Vietnam war era female field jacket. As issued during the Vietnam
war. Of four pocket construction. Exposed green plastic buttons. With a drawstring at the
waist point. The pockets have flaps to secure the contents.
The jacket has multiple patches. Just above the pockets are found the "US Air Force" and "Robinson"
who was the last name of the owner. The design of the nametags are interesting. Blue background
with white letters. These type of strips were used for a short time before going to the green with
The jacket retains the original tags. They are white with black letters. The tag near the neck
has the following information:
The tag sewn just below contains information regarding the construction materials and
date of contracts.
Coat, Woman's, Field
Cotton / Nylon OG-107
50% Cotton 50% Nylon
Greenbrier Industries Inc.
The next tag has data regarding how to take proper care of the jacket.
Machine laundered. may be hand
laundered. Rinse thoroughly
Do not starch or bleach
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during the Vietnam war. The uniforms covered include combat and dress types. Multiple
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This jacket is a very good representation of the outfits issued to female personnel during the
Two patches are placed on the top pockets at the front of the jacket. One is of the "23rd Tactical
Fighter Wing". The other is of the "Tactical Air Command".
The Tactical Air Command, also known as "TAC", is an inactive United States Air Force organization.
It was a Major Command of the United States Air Force, established on March 21, 1946 being headquartered
at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. It was inactivated on June 1, 1992 and its personnel and equipment
were absorbed by Air Combat Command.
With the Kennedy Administration, there was the onset of low intensity guerrilla wars, and wars of insurgency. During 1963, the situation in South Vietnam was heating up on a daily basis. More and more "advisors" were being sent to that small country in Southeast Asia.
Air Force Special Forces units, known as Air Commando and later Special Operations units became part
of the command. Originally assigned to Military Airlift Command, in 1964 this mission was reassigned
to TAC. Aircraft of these units consisted primarily of C-47 air transports, but it also contained a combination of gliders, propeller-driven fighter, fighter bomber, observation and liaison aircraft.
This WWI US military collectible may be currently
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 item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
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