This object is on display in the World War II Aviation exhibition at the National Mall building.
This is an example of a standard issue Japanese Army Air Forces enlisted man’s service coat used during World War II. This particular jacket was worn by a probationary-cadet pilot but no further information is available.
Donated by Mr. Richard Nolte
Country of Origin: Japan
Dimensions: Clothing (On Mannequin): 67.3 x 49.5 x 15.2cm (26 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 6 in.)
Materials: Overall: Wool
Physical Description:Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) olive drab wool service coat; 2 upper patch pockets with box pleat and button flap; 2 lower patch pockets with button flap; 5 bamboo buttons down front with gold paint, cherry blossom carved on button; blue piping on epaulets; sergeant major rank insignia on collar.
Inventory number: A19760991000