Army Air Force jumpsuit worn by Frederick E. White

Used by
White, Frederick E., Jr., American, 1911 - 1991
Manufactured by
Cleveland Overall Company, American, 1915 - 1961
Medium
cotton (textile) , metal , leather and thread
Dimensions
H x W (Flat): 62 × 18 in. (157.5 × 45.7 cm)
Type
jump suits
Place used
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, United States, North and Central America
Date
1942 - 1947
Description
Light brown Army Air Force jump suit with zippers. The center front has a zip closure that runs from neck to inseam. The sleeves of the jump suit both have a split cuff with a single button closure. The proper left sleeve has a pen pocket. There are two diagonal zipper breast pockets and two inset pockets at the hip with zippers. Additional pockets with zipper closures are also on the front knees of both legs, as well as, on the outside bottom of each leg. There are two zipper closures at the foot of both legs. There is a faded stamped insignia on the proper left arm. The insignia is round with a blue background. In the lower half, centered, is a white, five-pointed star with a red circle in the center. A pair of white wings extends out from the star. Faded, below the insignia is white text that reads: [ARMY AIR FORCE]. A similar stamped insignia is found at the nape of the neck inside, below the clothing tag. This insignia is a white outline of the star, circle, and wings, also with white text centered below it that reads: [ARMY AIR FORCE]. The sewn on clothing tag, found above the insignia, is black with yellow text that reads: [SUIT FLYING, VERY LIGHT, COTTON TWILL/TYPE K-1/SPECIFICATION NO. 3232/SIZE MEDIUM REGULAR/AAF STOCK NO. 8300-810000/ORDER NO. (33-038) 45-10365-AF/CLEVELAND OVERALL CO.].
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Military
Tuskegee Airmen
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vivian Gilliam in memory of Stu Gilliam
Object number
2014.178.14
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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