B15 flight jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272381184141

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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