B15D flight jacket

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This vintage B-15D flight jacket comes from the Michigan estate of Captain T.J. Baker of the US Air Force. This variant of the B15 has a nylon body and mouton collar.  Made by Rolen Sportswear, this jacket has a Crown zipper on the sleeve pocket and a Talon main zipper, which may be a later replacement.  The shoulder is stenciled with the USAF insignia and there is a leather patch on the breast with Captain Baker’s name and rank.
Tagged size: 42

Chest (pit to pit): 26 (doubled = 52″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″
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B15 flight jacket

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This 1940s vintage jacket comes from the Michigan estate of Captain T.J. Baker of the US Air Force. Though it is missing the tag, the Talon zipper, with its distinctive wide-rib Talon marked stopbox (only used c.1945-c.1948) helps narrow the dating considerably, as does the square cornered slider and the production run for this B-15 variant.  It has a full alpaca pile lining, offset windflap, handwarmer pockets and mouton collar.
Chest (pit to pit): 25-1/2″ (doubled = 51″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

 

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