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This is a mint, mint, mint late 1940s United States Army Air Forces L-1 flight suit. It is in a lightweight olive cotton with a USAF logo iron-on decal at the shoulder. It is size medium regular, and has a main zipper with a leather pull, six zippered pockets and zippered vents at the pant cuffs. It was manufactured by L. W. Sportswear.
Circa late 1940s.
Medium Regular: approximately 19-1/2" from armpit to armpit; 60" length from center of back collar to pant cuff; 17-3/4" from shoulder to shoulder along back; 24" from shoulder seam to end of cuff; 30-1/2" inseam.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Lightweight gabardine wool, twill, metal zippers, leather zipper pull (on main zipper), leather hanger, resin buttons.
Zipper, zippers at pant cuffs and on pockets, buttons at arm cuffs and at waist.
SUIT, FLYING, LIGHT TYPE L-1 - SPEC. MIL-S-5390 USAF PART NO. 5083732-6 SIZE MEDIUM REG. ORDER NO. AF 12666 - STOCK NO. 8300-784880 L.W. FASTER SPORTSWEAR, CO. INC. U.S. PROPERTY on label; CONMAR on zipper.
This is from a United States Air Force collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VAJJX12 LBDEX6/12
9 (Excellent-Near Mint): The suit is near mint.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.