Vintage Handpainted FLYING TIGER Willis & Geiger US NAVY G1 Flight Jacket Size 40

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Vintage Handpainted FLYING TIGER Willis & Geiger US NAVY G1 Flight Jacket Size 40

SIGNED BY CHUCK OLDER, ACE FROM THE FLYING TIGERS (3RD HIGHEST SCORING)

#106 WILLIS & GEIGER'S BAUER SPECIFICATION 422

U.S NAVY INTERMEDIATE G-1 FLIGHT JACKET

In 1938 specification 422 called for Willis & Geiger to design and manufacture a replacement for the open cockpit G-8 goatskin flight jacket that had been their production issue since 1931.

The model dubbed the G-1 has often erroneously been referred to generically as a "bomber jacket" by the fashion trade. The truth is the jacket was issued to and used more by carrier air groups than any other segment of U.S. Naval aviation.

Willis & Geiger was an expeditionary outfitting company in the United States. The company outfitted Roald Amundsen, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Jacqueline Cochran, Sir Edmund Hillary, the Flying Tigers, and other legends of the 20th century.

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