Coat, Service, United States Air Force


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:

This is an example of a United States Air Force tropical weight blue shade 1549 enlisted man's uniform. This style of uniform was introduced in 1967 and phased out of service in 1999.

This uniform was worn by the donor CMSgt. Donald Harlow (1920-1997). He served with the U.S. Army Air Forces and Air Force from 1942 until his retirement in 1971. He served throughout the world during his career ultimately becoming the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force serving at HQ USAF in Washington DC at the end of his service.

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Physical Description

United States Air Force tropical weight wool and polyester USAF blue shade 1549 enlisted man’s service coat; single breasted with drop fall collar; two upper box pleat pockets with button flap closure; two lower pockets with button flap closure; four silver buttons down front with embossed air force crest; silver "U.S" insignia on lapels; Chief Master Sergeant rank insignia on each sleeve; blue plastic name tag with pin back and white letter text "DON L. HARLOW, CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE"; eleven medal ribbons over left breast pocket (1. Meritorious Service, 2. Joint Service Command, 3. Air Force Command, 4. Air Force Good Conduct, 5. Army Good Conduct, 6. Outstanding Airman, 7. American Campaign, 8. World War II Victory, 9. National Defense Service, 10. Longevity Service Award, 11. Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education Graduate).

Credit Line

Donated by CMSgt. Donald L. Harlow


Country of Origin

United States of America


Wool, Polyester, metal, plastic, silk


Clothing: 87.6 x 63.5 x 6.4cm (34 1/2 x 25 x 2 1/2 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum