Great Photos! Thanks for posting.From the Robert Kemp collection.
Robert Kemp was the chief illustrator at General Dynamics.
The 1950 date fits with the photo.A lot of the photos which may be at the same location have the word consolidated in the title as does the one of the flight jacket, some are dated 1950, the landing field photos are called consolidated flight line or facilities.
So possibly Consolidated aircraft San Diego 1950.
HiI understand, everyone wants to distinguish himself and show his rightness.
But there are objective facts.
1. We do not know who this person is.
2. We do not know the manufacturer of the jacket.
3. We do not know squadron of the patch.
4. We do not know what name is written on the jacket pocket.
My opinion on each of the issues.
A person behaves confidently and enjoys authority.
1. A person is certainly a US Navy officer, perhaps a senior officer (commander) of the US Navy, this is not a civilian, and not a foreign officer.
2. The jacket is civilian and made in the USA (Desmond's?), or GB, Australia ... Most likely it was acquired by this officer in the early 1930s, when the US Navy had no regular jackets.
3.4. The officer served abroad in a friendly country during combat operations. The officer had combat experience before the outbreak of WW2. It is possible that this jacket is a gift from a friend. Perhaps this jacket is the talisman and pride of this officer. Moreover, I think that this jacket and patch is the envy of others. That is why he wears it openly and proudly.
Sorry Eastwood, if the jacket proves to be American or British made then I've learnt NOTHING about vintage tailoring techniques in the last 50+Years2. The jacket is civilian (almost military) and made in the USA (Desmond's?), or GB, Australia ... .
With all respect intended you are confused.
Please do not need to catch me on my thoughts that I am writing. The focus is not on me, but on the officer in the photo. Many senior officers did not wear insignia (I'm about the visor) on hat during the war. Good luck.First you post “look at the wings on his hat,”then delete that post and state that he’s wearing dress whites.
It’s all yours Eastwood . I’m out. I don’t have time for foolishness.Please do not need to catch me on my thoughts that I am writing. The focus is not on me, but on the officer in the photo. Good luck.
PS Take an example from Ken, he always writes on the case and is looking for the truth without catching anyone.
I do not claim it. This is just my thought for reflection. But agree that in this civil jacket a lot of photos of US Air Force pilots during the 1930s. And especially who served overseas US..BoB, China, Spain..I think Desmond's had a lot of jacket models ... so why nothttps://picclick.com/Vtg-30s-40s-Leather-Jacket-Mens-L-Pilot-302965070974.html
If you think the PP is made by Desmonds Paddy Power would probably lay you 500-1