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WWII US Army Air Force AN 6550 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 gabardine material and they were green in color.




The design of the flight suit consisted of a set of green color coveralls. Two pockets are provided in the breast area. They are secured shut via the use of green plastic buttons. A zipper is use to secure the front closed. A leather pull-tab is attached to the zipper pull. Of brass construction.

The American flight suits may have been outfitted with a variety of patches and insignia. The patches were usually located in the left and right arms. In some instances they may also 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.

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A tag is sewn to the collar area. It is black with silver letters. The content reads:

Suit, Summer, Flying
AN 6550-M-40
Size 40 Medium
Contract W33-038-AC-2851
S. J. Zulli Inc
Property of US Government





The legs are equipped with a large pocket each. This allowed the pilot to carry and retrieve items while in the seated position. Each pocket has a flap which is secured shut via the use of green plastic buttons. The base of each leg has a strap that was employed to keep cold air from entering the uniform. It was adjusted by moving a flap and holding the adjustment with buttons.







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.



AMERICAN MILITARY UNIFORMS PRICING GUIDE INFORMATION

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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
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Availability Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common Common
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