Original U.S. WWII USAAF Type D-1 Shearling Jacket with Type A3 Winter Flying Trousers

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Set Available. The D-1 is a simple middleweight sheepskin jacket with two zip pockets, originally intended for use by USAAF ground crew personnel, often working in horrific weather conditions. Considering the D1 was designed as a ground crew jacket a surprising number made their way into the air. Because of its simple design, the choice of intermediate weight sheepskin and its lack of bulk in comparison to the Type B3, many fliers traded their B3s for D1s. Additionally the soft outer lamb skin was specially treated to make it even more resistant to water, gasoline, oil, and dirt. This deal suited both the mechanic, who had a warmer jacket for working outside in severe weather conditions, and the pilot, who could now wear a D1 over an A2 giving themselves an extra layer of protection at high altitude in addition to having better ease of movement. The original data tag is still present which shows it to have been manufactured by PERRY SPORTSWEAR CO. in size MEDIUM. Overall the jacket is in very good condition. The main zipper is not functional and very delicate.

The trousers are U.S. Army Air Forces Type A3 manufactured by ROUGH WEAR and in a SIZE 38 REGULAR regular and complete with Sheepskin construction and stretch suspenders.

A very nice set of winter flying gear from World War Two!
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