This is a standard issue M1912/1917 United States Army Air Service uniform coat. This uniform was worn by the donor, Second Lieutenant Albert W. Rawlins, during World War I. Rawlins served as an observer with several unspecified units during the war.
Donated by Albert W. Rawlins
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 73.7 x 85.1 x 5.1cm (29 x 33 1/2 x 2 in.)
Other (Sleeve): 58.4cm (23 in.)
Other (Shoulder): 43.2cm (17 in.)
Overall: Wool, metal
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) Type M1912/1917 officer's uniform coat; single breasted drab wool with five brass buttons down front; two upper patch pockets and two lower patch pockets with brass buttoned flap; stiff or "choker" collar; single gold officer's lace on each cuff; epaulets; brass "U.S." insignia on collars; two overseas service chevrons on left cuff.