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US Army Air Forces Type B-9 Flight Down Parka

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 1. Where can we find 'SIZE & FIT'?

Every product page on our website has a 'SIZE & FIT', just click it to find out the measurements which you can view in centimeters and inches.


 2. Where can we find the 'Size Guide'?

Every product page on our website has a 'Size Guide', just click to see how we measure. Or you can click "Click Here" at the bottom of the 'SIZE & FIT' page to see how we measure.

3. Where is the size of the Model displayed?

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4. How to measure the product’s size?

Outerwear & Tops

① Shoulder:
Measure from where the shoulder seam meets the sleeve on one side to another side.
② Chest:

Measure from the stitches below the armpits on one side to another.

③ Sleeve:

Measure from where the shoulder seam meets the armhole to the cuff.

④ Length

Measure from the center of the collar edge to the bottom of the garment.



① Waist:

Measure straight across the top of the waistband from edge to edge.

② Front Rise:

Measure from the bottom of the front rise to the top of the front rise.

③ Seat:

Measure straight across the widest hip line from edge to edge.

④ Back Rise:

Measured from the crotch seam to the top edge of the back waistband.

⑤ Thigh:

Measure across straight from the crotch seam to the outside of the leg.

⑥ Leg Opening:

Measure straight across the leg opening.

⑦ Inseam:

Measure the length from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

⑧ Length:

Measure from the waistband to the leg opening or hem.


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USAAF Type B-9 Parka is a seminal piece of clothing design produced by the Air Force in conjunction with outdoor clothing manufacturer Eddie Bauer during WWII. Eddie Bauer pioneered the development of the first 'down jackets' registering the original patent in 1940 and being awarded a governmental contract to produce a down-insulated flight suit for the Air Force in 1942 along with a selected few manufacturers(Reed, Ben Green Holtz).

Though produced at the same time as the alpaca-lined B-11 the down-insulated B-9 was deemed too expensive to continue producing and the USAF opted to cease any further contracts making originals pretty rare.

  1. Outer: 11 oz cotton sateen fabric, 100% cotton
  2. Inner Filler: 70% white duck down, 30% down feather, fill power 550-750, fill weight 12.34 oz
  3. Lining: 100% nylon
  4. Dry clean only

Please carefully read the size info before purchase! Different products have different size info.
Please use this info as a general guide as measurements are approximate.

  1. Model Billy is 5' 10"/ 178cm, weighs 159lbs/ 72.5kg, wears a size M/38, wears effect is fit
  • Size Shoulder(IN) Chest(IN)
    S/36 17.3 43.7
    M/38 18.1 45.7
    L/40 18.9 47.6
    XL/42 19.7 49.6
    XXL/44 20.5 51.6

    Size Sleeve(IN) Length(IN)
    S/36 25 28.9
    M/38 25.6 29.5
    L/40 26.2 30.1
    XL/42 26.8 30.7
    XXL/44 27.2 31.3
  • Size Shoulder(CM) Chest(CM)
    S/36 44 111
    M/38 46 115
    L/40 48 121
    XL/42 50 126
    XXL/44 52 131

    Size Sleeve(CM) Length(CM)
    S/36 63.5 73.5
    M/38 65 75
    L/40 66.5 76.5
    XL/42 68 78
    XXL/44 69 79.5

In order to best determine fit, it may be helpful to compare our garment’s measurements to a similar garment you already own. Lay your garment on a flat surface and take all measurements from the outside of the garment.

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