Coat, Flying, Winter, Type B-3, United States Army Air Forces

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

The United States Army Air Corps issued the Type B-3 flying coat on May 8, 1934 for open-cockpit and high altitude flying, the B-3 has shearling lining in the body, sleeves, and tall neck. The outer skin of the coat is comprised of horse, cow, and lamb skin hides and treated to reisist water, gasoline, oil, and dirt. The coat remaind in service throughout World War II and is especially associated with high altitude bomber crews.