Discussion in 'Vintage' started by M3Cavalry, Sep 21, 2018.
Circa 1942 in Pensacola.
Fuzzy on that one mate, if Stony or another USN guy don't chime in, hit Dave Sheeley up or pm Maverickson
The one on the right looks to be a Gordon & Ferguson. Has the wider pocket with the stitched pencil pouch.
I appreciate the input guys. I know nothing about Navy jackets. I'm assuming that these are M-422s, but I could be wrong. Goodwear states that there were only three makers of M-422s: "This new series was contracted out to three companies: Willis and Geiger, Switlik Parachute & Equipment Co. and Monarch Mfg. Co."
Given that, any further thoughts?
The one of the rift is definitely a G&F M-422a, the one on the left could be a Fried Osterman M-422a, the pocket flaps looks similar, with the unique squared off pocket flaps.
The collar is a similar pointed shape as well.
Aha--what were the differences between the M-422 and M-422a? Didn't realize that there were other makers for the latter. Thanks for all the help.
A historical note--the pilot on the left is Nile Kinnick, a Heisman Trophy winner who died in ditching his F4F Wildcat in the Gulf of Mexico after it lost oil pressure.
Hi All ,
My guess and with some certainty for the Kinnick jacket is an American Sportswear.
Yes, for those reasons, plus... look at the collar. Pretty unique. And Eastman make a pretty good version of the G&F.
One on the left....?
Main difference between the M-422 and M-422A, is the addition of the pencil slot in the left pocket. Clearly seen in the jacket on the right (G&F M422a). You can see the seam running down.
The M422a was the next incarnation, after the M422, thus were made at a slightly later date. Theres a post elsewhere with contract date info...