Early 1950s Deadstock USAF B-15C Flight Jacket by Pritzker & Sons Size 36 (Fits S/M)
We are extremely pleased to present this rare gem: The B-15C flight jacket. Made in the early 1950's and in almost mint condition. From 1950-1952 in the Korean Conflict, all USAF flight jackets were manufactured in a blue color, but due to the lack of camouflage if pilots were shot down over water or enemy territory, the USAF changed their color of flight jackets to OD green. These blue flight jackets were therefore only made in very limited numbers and were even back then, a very desirable and collectable item.
- Made in USA 1950-1952 by Albert Pritzker & Sons Inc.
- 100% nylon twill outer in deep blue, soft nylon inner and alpaca wool interlining
- Two slanted front pockets and two inner pockets - all with working stud buttons
- Super soft mouton collar with button tap closure
- Worsted wool cuffs and waistband
- Cotton flannel pocket lining
- Main zipper is a 50's Crown HBT spring zipper
- Shoulder pocket has a Conmar zipper with leather pull and pencil slots
- Heavy nylon oxygen mask retainer on front
- Snap down button tabs for microphone wiring attachment in each side
- USAF decal inside
- The original 'black label' in neck
Condition: Outstanding condition, close to mint. A few bites to the knitted wool cuffs and waistband. This jacket has been kept in perfect shape and was probably not issued.
- Size: Labeled as a size 36. This jacket its a mens modern size S or M. Please see actual measurements below before purchase:
- Pit to pit: 22”
- Shoulder to shoulder: 19”
- Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff: 24.5”
- Length front: 20.5”
- Length from neckline down back: 23”