Can anyone identify this ‘G-1,’ please?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by robrinay, Nov 9, 2019 at 8:37 AM.

  1. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    86F10219-CFE2-4DF2-B1BF-E1E6C9CD2C10.jpeg 6554046A-E25E-4E46-9A34-7595E2AF1B93.jpeg F68BD9DB-205A-4B9C-876C-59596BB8E8EA.jpeg CF9229AD-151C-4D17-B40D-9B1C49774E01.jpeg D71C8E48-6317-42F0-8872-384852AE8B54.jpeg A mate has just bought this jacket but the label is missing. The Waldes zipper looks like a replacement as do the cuffs. Interestingly it has a stencilled USN under the collar and a perforated USN on the wind flap.
     
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    thor One Too Many

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    Cool jacket! I know that some M-422a jackets were issued even after WWII and saw service in the Korean War. These jackets would have both the collar stencil and an added USN windflap perforation. I don’t think the manufacturers did this, I believe it was done thru the Navy supply system where WWII surplus jackets were re-issued post war.
    I’ve seen a couple of these jackets over the years. The perforations were smaller than usual and located near the bottom of the wind flap, consistent with it being a Navy “in-house” job.
     
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    thor One Too Many

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    Additionally I believe some late 1940’s jackets, the first batch of 55-J-14’ s, have both a stencil and a windflap perforation as standard markings (from the manufacturer) before the Navy dropped the collar stencil completely.
     
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    Thanks Thor I’ll let him know
    Cheers
    Rob
     
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