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TYPE B-9???

RB25

Member
Need some help identifying this jacket as I can’t seem to find much by a google search. Maker tag is hard to get a full photo of. This is what it says but can’t see. TYPE B-9 isnt exposed it’s sewn and folded under the naked tag. I’ll attach pics, very similar to the B15 in appearance. Had anyone ever seen one or have one out there? The B9’s ive seen are a lot longer and not cut like a flight jacket. I appreciate any guidance from the field.

TYPE B-9
HEAVY
SPECIFICATION 1208
CONTRACT 723
APPLEMAN MFG CO
 

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MikeyB-17

Well-Known Member
No expert on such things, but they don’t look like AAF knits to me. It ain’t no B-9. I would guess post-war civilian jacket.
 

dinomartino1

Well-Known Member
I think the jacket has had another label put open it, looks like a post war civilian jacket?
Appleman mfg where still making clothing for the US military in the late 6os
 

RB25

Member
All I could find this far was that APPLEMAN was a contractor for the military as well. I haven’t looked into what they have made yet. I appreciate everyone’s input, pretty much confirming my thoughts it’s a civilian build of some sorts.
 

Carl

Well-Known Member
Only 3 original contract manufacturers for B9's
Ben Greenholtz
Eddie Bauer
Reed Products
 

RB25

Member
Truly appreciate all the replies and knowledge provided this will be a new work jacket. Luckily it came my way from a relative who frequents estate sales and thought it was a military jacket I may like. Decent enough jacket luckily as a beater for working in the garage or yard
 
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