Bomber jackets are often called flight jackets, and in fact, the terms can be used interchangeably to refer to one garment. They have a long history, come in a wide number of variations, and are great for casual attire. Bomber raids over Europe required specialized clothes for the extreme conditions.
This jacket was brought to use by the U. However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of a naval leather flight jacket. The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officers and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.
Show more Show less. The G-1 Bomber jacket is a fine example of military-style at its best. Our U.
This item has been sold. Breier of Amsterdam U. The jacket has great goatskin, but the collar, cuffs, and zipper needed to be replaced. We did this and the jacket is ready for another six decades of use.
The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U. Navy, U. Marine Corps and U.
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During World War I, when pilots flew in open cockpits, they were quick to wear whatever they could find to keep them warm. In he set up the manufacturing company in the United Kingdom and became the main supplier of flight jackets for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. However, the demand for the jackets was so great during that period that he engaged sub-contractors and that explains why there are so many variations in these jackets during that period.
The very scarce and very striking precursor to the A-2 Flight Jacket, procured in very small quantities by the shrunken post-WWI military flying services. Colors vary from Olive Drab to Russet Brown. On some the pockets are small and high up on the chest the configuration we use for our limited Olive Horsehide, shown above. Some were made of fragile Lambskin South African Capeskin specified in the contractothers Horsehide, probably some of Goatskin as well.