Deacon suitJune 5 2012 at 6:02 PM
Chris K (Premier Login AOC553)
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Response to WW2 1943-dated RCAF E-1 Flying Jacket made by Deacon
I have both the jacket and pants that comprise the set. They appear in photos very late in the war and were used into the early 1950s. The photos I have were all taken in North America. I don't have any proof of use/issue in Europe or the Pacific.
I believe these were issue items and not private purchase. I think they're fairly scarce. I've only seen a handful for sale over the years.
The trousers are nearly identical to the Irvin trousers. The jacket is very unique in style.
- Selling? - David Clark on Jun 9, 2012, 9:24 PM
- E-1 suit - Chris K on Jun 11, 2012, 7:04 AM