Tuesday, April 14, 2015
WWII US Navy Pilot Officers Coat FM-2 Wildcat
My purchasing of uniforms have slowed down in recent times for various reasons but I did pick up this beautiful Navy Officers Service coat who was a pilot in the later part of WWII flying FM-2 Wildcats. Although his unit did participate in the Battle of Iwo Jima, he didn't join his air group until after April, 1945. Although not a combat vet, I am a huge fan of the Wildcat fighter aircraft and anybody who can fly and land off of an Escort Carrier is a hero in my book! Its great to finally add a Wildcat pilot uniform into the collection especially from this incredible pilot.