Time Period :This coat is from WWII. Contract : The tag for the jacket states: Type B-3 Jacket DWG.
42-21699P Property Air Force, U. The tag for the trousers that I got the patching material from states: Trousers, Winter BU. The tags have been removed from the garments and sewn on a separate piece of fabric. These original tags will be included with this sale.
Size :This coat is a size 42 as seen on the original tag. Length from bottom of collar to the bottom hem: 26.5.
Condition :If you have any experience with US WWII sheepskin, you know it didnt have the best durability. The English somehow made their sheepskins to last and the American sheepskin tended to dry out and blow out. As mentioned above, when I received this jacket the back two shoulder panels were beyond repair.I took some period sheepskin panels I had and cut them and repaired this jacket myself. The repair, and jacket, is now functional and pleasant to look at.
Can you wear this jacket? Also, there is a small seam on the back where the cotton thread has failed (green pencil is pointing to seam in picture).I would fix this myself, but I dont have the time right now. It just needs some reinforcing.
The zipper works as well. The left side of the zipper when looking at the jacket is original. I replaced the right side from another period garment. If you have any questions about the condition, please send me a message.
The item "WWII B3 Jacket US Army Air Forces Sheepskin Horsehide size 42" is in sale since Sunday, December 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "gripfix17" and is located in Fairfax, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.