Hello all, first post. Looking for a MIL-J-83388A in XXL

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  1. thevinoman

    thevinoman New Member

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    Hi everyone, I hope this finds you well. I came across this forum while doing some research on my cold weather flight jacket which was issued to me in the US Navy. I was an aircrewman aboard E2-B and E2-C Hawkeyes in VAW-117, from 1975 to 1986. The jacket is a MIL-J-83388A, manufactured by Greenbrier Industries, and dated 05 Sept. 1973. Although I was issued an XL size, (46-48), I have of course "filled out" a bit, and would love to find a larger XXL size jacket. Any help/links/additional info you folks could provide would be great. Thanks very much. Jim
     
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  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    If you post a picture of one it might help us determine what the jacket looks like and make your search a little easier.
     
  3. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this helps...its an older CWU-45P.

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  4. thevinoman

    thevinoman New Member

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    Yes, that is exactly the one. Although, over the years I added quite a number of squadron, Naval Air Station and ship patches...I will post a couple of photos tomorrow.
     
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  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    You are welcome!
     
  6. thevinoman

    thevinoman New Member

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    And, thank you sir! Here are the promised photos. I would very much like to find an XXL. Thank you for any help.

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  8. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I had one like that, mine was a large. The older CWU's had the pleated 'bi-swing' back, which was removed in the early 80's. The older versions are a bit harder to come by, especially in a big size, although there are plenty of the later plain back version around. I actually find mine more comfortable than the older versions. Did yours have the little signal flag in the inside pocket?
     
  9. thevinoman

    thevinoman New Member

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    I'm sure it did, but I think I used it to flag down a lovely lass in Perth.....
     
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