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Japanese Flight Suit: Canvas outer shell with rabbit fur collar; inside completely lined with white rabbit fur; right under collar has 3 green metal buttons; left under collar has 2 straps with 3 button holes attached to collar with 3 green metal buttons; one button hole above front opening of suit. A leather flap with 4 metal snap closures is located inside jump suit on right side. Metal zipper extends from collar to groin, a cloth extension beside zipper on the left side is stamped with 3 lines of Japanese print which interpreted say, First line: "Inspected By" (Unreadable), Second Line:"Manufactured in the 19th year of Showa" (which is 1944), Third Line: (Unreadable). 2 breast pockets on either side of zipper, pockets have zipper closures. Canvas belt with metal buckle and 13 eyelet holes encircles waist, belt held in place with canvas casing sewn on outside of jump suit. On the right side there are two small leather lined openings between canvas casing and jump suit, one opening from the top of the casing and one from the bottom. Zippered openings are located above the belt in left and right side seams. Left front fly opening below waist into jump suit with 4 green metal button and 4 button holes. Fur lined pockets knee high on each pant leg; side zipper closure near bottom of each pant leg. Sleeves are set in with zippered closures at wrists. The back of the jump suit has darts on the left and right sides beginning at the waist; a small pocket is located below the waist on the right side, has a cloth flap with a metal snap closure, inside is a short cord with an electrical plug head. The entire jump suit is top stitched. Per donor's son, donor found this in an abandoned Japanese warehouse near an enemy airfield on the island of Mindora or Mindoro (spelling?) in the Philippines. Per donor's wife, donor was a navigator on a B-24 Liberator.
Suit, Flier's -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Label on front lapel

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