Blue Ike Jacket

Description

The popular olive drab Ike jacket worn in WWII by U.S. Army and Army Air Force service members was duplicated in air force blue when the U.S. Air Force became a separate service. It was authorized for wear from 1947 to 1964. This jacket has a zipper sewn in over the original button front.

The original wearer of the jacket was a Delaware native who, as a young enlisted man, was a radio operator during the Korean War stationed on an island near Alaska.

Filed In:
Era: Korean War
Clothing & Insignia: Jackets
Accession #:
2008-3242-0017-0001
Museum Location:
Not on display
Questions?

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

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Disclaimer

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

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