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WWII US Navy AL-1 Flight Suit - When the United States entered World War Two much of the military was unprepared for combat. The unforms and equipment employed was very antiquated, most of it dated back to World War one. Advancements in the field of aviation require that the US Army Air Force develop a new line of uniforms known as flight suits. The one featured here is designed for winter wear. It was manufactured of a cotton and pyle material and they were green in color.

The design of the AL-1 Navy flight suit consisted on a very heavy duty coverall. The exterior was made of waterproof material. The inside was lines with a thick coat of pyle. A silver zipper closes the front section. An additional, smaller zipper, is placed in each leg.

Two pockets are found in the breast area. They are secured shut by using a flap with a green color metal snap.

The American flight suits may have been adorned with a variety of patches. In addition, some insignia may have been added. The patches were normally placed in the left and right arms. In some occassions they may be located in the breast area.

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

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US uniform worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.

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A black tag with golden letters is sewn to the inside of the collar. The contents read:

Bauer - U.S. Navy
AL-1 Coverall
Spc 55s37 (a-10) 38
Contract No. N-3835-28
Western Sportswear Co.

If you have an interest is seeing other US military uniforms of WWII, you can do so by going to our The History of the American Military Uniform identification and price guide.


The value for WWII US uniforms and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
Value $140.00 $140.00 $150.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B B B B B B

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Jan 22nd, 2017
Most of the American uniforms of the WWII era are relatively common. The uniform featured here is not very hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. Recently the value has began to come up some. It is expected that this trend will continue, specially as the pieces become harder to find.

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