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Coat, Service, Enlistedman, Japanese Army Air Force

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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

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