Party suits were unofficial uniforms worn by flying and flight support personnel for social occasions throughout Thailand and South Vietnam. Based on the design of lightweight flying coveralls, they were typically created by local tailors in colorful fabric with patches and other embellishments
Major Art Azamar wore this party suit while stationed at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, during the Vietnam War. He was a navigator assigned to the 606th Special Ops Squadron that flew C-123K forward air controller (Candlestick) missions.
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