This flying suit was loaned to and worn by Edward, Prince of Wales on a flight with Brigadier General William L. 'Billy' Mitchell during World War I around the time of the armistice in 1918. The Prince, who was with Allied troops in Belgium visited the American Expeditionary Force near Coblenz in Germany and took a flight over the Rhine.
Transferred from the War Department
Country of Origin: France
Clothing: 172.7 x 86.4 x 10.2cm (68 x 34 x 4 in.)
Collar: Fur and Lining
Harware: Brass, steel
United States Air Service one piece coverall flying suit worn by Edward Prince of Wales; exterior shell brown cotton duck cloth; 8 exposed buttons down front; fur lined; attached belt; draw straps on each cuff; 3 draw straps on each lower leg; one button flap pocket on right breast.