Dating conmar zipper
The Mouton fur collar is rather worn as is often the case with these jackets.The storm flap and back of the collar are not stamped with a USN property mark, as sometimes is seen.Size wise this jacket appears to be a genuine 42” chest and the arms are a decent length.We have a range of extra photographs here so please ask for more details.The brown wool waist knit is also excellent whilst the wrist knits are showing some age and use related wear.Inside features the characteristic burgundy coloured rayon lining and is in exceptional condition and also includes one interior snap fastened pocket.He was with the General throughout the War years and traveled many miles with him…When the General no longer wanted this leather jacket, he gave it to my husband.After my husband's death, I kept it in my personal possession." Also includes additional pieces of important provenance consisting of a typed White House note card signed by Mrs.
The M-422A specification was the most widely produced of all the USN intermediate leather flight jackets and it saw action in all theatres in WW11.
A quintessential military and presidential relic to say the least.
American photographer George Tice remains one of the world’s masters of black-and-white photography.
Interestingly to the left shoulder is an Army Air Force decal that remains in good condition.
There is evidence a shield shaped badge has been stitched over this but later removed.