Coat, Service, Enlistedman, Japanese Army Air Force

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Physical Description
Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) olive drab wool service coat; 2 upper patch pockets with box pleat and button flap; 2 lower patch pockets with button flap; 5 bamboo buttons down front with gold paint, cherry blossom carved on button; blue piping on epaulets; sergeant major rank insignia on collar.
Summary
This is an example of a standard issue Japanese Army Air Forces enlisted man’s service coat used during World War II. This particular jacket was worn by a probationary-cadet pilot but no further information is available.
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Inventory Number
A19760991000
Credit Line
Donated by Mr. Richard Nolte
Country of Origin
Japan
Materials
Overall: Wool
Dimensions
Clothing (On Mannequin): 67.3 x 49.5 x 15.2cm (26 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 6 in.)
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Restrictions & Rights
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Uniforms: Military