Vintage 50s CWU-1/P USAF Coverall Flying Small Flight Suit Sage Green Rayon Wool


In the late 50s and early 60s the Navy switched from orange flight suits to the sage green ones mainly because of the start of the Vietnam War. American pilots wanted a green flight suit as to be less visible if shot down over enemy territory. This CWU-1/P flight suit is dated July 18, 1958 and has the early black tag label. This flight suit would be a very unique and still well known piece to add to your collection.


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  • Made in United States by Albert Turner
  • Sage green color
  • 65/35 Rayon Wool Blend
  • 2 Snap torso pockets, 1 zip shoulder pocket, 2 zip interior access waist pockets, and 6 pants pockets
  • Full zip front
  • Adjustable 2 button strap sleeve cuffs
  • Point collar with hood in stow away zip compartment and drawstrings
  • Zip up pant sleeve cuffs
  • Dated July 18, 1958

SIZE: Tag Size = Mens Small Regular with 26 inseam

Measurements taken on a flat surface and unwrinkled:

  • Armpit to Armpit = 23 inches (58 cm) or Chest = 46” (117 cm)
  • Waist measured flat across = 17.5” (44 cm) or waist doubled = 35” (89 cm)
  • Inseam = 26” (66 cm)
  • Outseam = 42” (107 cm)
  • Front Rise = 13” (33 cm)
  • Pant Cuff measured flat across = 8” (20 cm) or Cuff doubled = 16” (41 cm)

Normal signs of wear with a few scattered faint pin head to pea size discolorations on the left front collar and left backside pant ankle areas including a large but faint discoloration on the ankle area, all as seen in photos. All zippers run smooth and all seams are tight. Authentic vintage condition Please see description, condition definitions, photos and measurements for your desired condition and fit