Tunic, Type M1944, 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 Type M1944 tunic also known as the "Ike" Jacket was an American adaptation of the British issued battle dress blouse. By the end of the war the M1944 replaced the longer Type M1939, M1940, and M1942 style coats.

This tunic was worn during World War II by the donor Private First Class Robert Wilber. Wilber served as a mechanic in the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces in 1945 and 1946.