Collection Item Summary:
This is an example of the standard issue United States Navy winter wool naval aviator uniform. Adopted in September 1917, the green uniform of the U.S. Marine Corps was authorized for aviation officers as a winter service uniform. The wearing of the aviation green uniform was mandatory only for commissioned and warrant officers designated as naval aviators, and CPOs designated naval aviation pilots, serving in pilot status. The green uniform was formally retired in November 1985.
This particular coat was worn by the donor while in service with USN Utility Squadron Ten (VU-10).