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
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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of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.
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A tag is sewn to the collar area.
It is black with silver letters. The content reads:
Suit, Summer, Flying
Size 40 Medium
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