Did US fighter pilots ever wear the B-3 jackets or were those restricted to bomber pilots only?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by Shin, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. Shin

    Shin Familiar Face


    I was wondering on the topic of a B-3 jacket with insignias on the. The B-3, according to what I know, was designed for bomber pilots who had to stay for long periods in higher altitudes, thus needing a thicker, warmer jacket. However, was there ever any time in WW II that fighter pilots also wore them, instead of the A2. In the movie Dunkirk, for example, we see Tom Hardy's character wearing the shearling Irvin jacket even though his character was a fighter pilot. Was this depiction historically accurate or not?

    Best regards and thanks in advance.
  2. Andrew can sure answer that question when he returns to the FL. Standby...

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