G-1 FLIGHT JACKET
VA-55, VF-172, VF-111, TF-77, AIR DEVRON ONE, U.S.N.T.P.S.
J.A. Dubow Sportswear orig. G-1 Flight Jacket, Size 42.
Faded USN collar stencil. Everything orig. except (old) replaced cuffs.
on Wool Felt . 5" Diameter.
Condition: excellent, soiling, use, no mothing. This is the post-1946 artwork of VT-38. VA-55 was unique in
being deployed for all four years in Korea. Participated in most
of the major operations of KW including Inchon. Participated in first
naval air strikes of KW against North Korean targets. CVG-19 and ATG -2
Valley Forge (CV-45), Princeton (CV-37) and Essex (CVA-9).
As the VA-55,
the KW Blood Chit and TF 77 (see below) were sewn on at
the same time, this patch represents presumably the first deployment of
VA-55 in 1950.
5.75x5.25." Japanese heavy embroidery.
1st KW squadron to fly McDonnell F2H Banshee in combat from USS Essex,
Japanese embroidery. 6"x5.75"
Early, large example w/o carrier
designation, used in VAN and VC sqds during first Korean
3.75" Printed on thin cotton w/ embroidered elements.
Unknown if WWII or KW, squadron notable in both conflicts.
Post KW, 1950s.
Japanese elaborate bullion on felt construction.
TEST PILOT SCHOOL
US-made embroidery on cotton twill. 1950s. Very clean.
BULLION PILOT WINGS