This is an extremely fine World War II U. Army Air Corps uniform and overseas cap with bullion insignia that is in excellent condition. The uniform jacket is made of officer quality chocolate brown gaberdine wool.Pinned to each epaulet is a faux embroidered silver Captains rank insignia. The upper lapels are with the standard officers U. And lower with the wing and prop insignia of the Army Air Corps. Sewn to the left shoulder is a hand embroidered British made Airborne Troop Carrier patch. On the lower part of this sleeve are three hand embroidered gold bullion overseas bars representing at least 1½ years of overseas service. Sewn to the right shoulder is an Army Air Corps Headquarters patch that is machine embroidered in red, white, and gold cotton thread on a blue wool backing. Sewn above the left breast pocket an extremely fine, hand embroidered Glider Pilots wing executed in heavy silver bullion thread. Below this is a 3-place ribbon bar consisting of the American Defense Medal, the European Theater Medal with 3 bronze campaign stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.
There appears to have been a second bar above this, but it is now missing. The officer quality cut out eagle buttons on the front, pockets and epaulets are all present. The interior left breast pocket is with a manufacturers label, but the owners information has not been filled in. The interior is lined with polished green cotton material.
The overseas cap is constructed of pink wool material and piped with officers black and gold piping. Pinned to the left side of the cap is a faux embroidered silver Captains rank insignia that matches those pinned to the epaulets on the uniform jacket.
Sewn to the left side of the cap is a magnificent British made U. Troop Carrier insignia that is executed in hand embroidered gold and silver bullion metal thread on a blue wool backing and with a twisted bullion border around the outside edge. The interior of the cap is lined with gray polished cotton and with a New York tailors cloth label giving the size as 7.Included with this set is a tropical tan wool shirt that has a U. Made Troop Carrier patch sewn to the left shoulder and a U. Army Air Corps Headquarters patch sewn to the right just as on the uniform jacket. The shirt is with all the tan plastic buttons which remain securely attached and are undamaged. There are a few rust stains on the right collar as can be seen in the photos. The shirt is complete with a tropical wool tie and cloth tailors label in the collar. There is some very light soiling to one side of the seat area and several pin sized holes scattered throughout.
None of this is in the least way distracting and the grouping displays spectacularly when on a mannequin. Please do not ask for additional measurements as these historic uniforms are to be respected and honored. They have done their service and are now to be preserved and cared for not worn.ARMY AIR CORPS GLIDER PILOT'S UNIFORM & CAP BULLION INSIGNIA" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "thedogfacesoldier" and is located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.