This is an awesome Vintage 1940s USN N1 Deck Jacket & Duffle Bag. The jacket was made in the 40’s even though the jacket was issued in the 50’s. The interior of the jacket is super clean and odor free. The interior cuffs are in good condition. It is missing 4 buttons and the original zipper has come loose at the bottom and could possibly be repaired. The jacket was found in a climate controlled garage. The jacket features Mr Hilley’s initials on the back and on the front. The duffle bag features not his name stenciled on but also “GA TECH” as you can see in the info below that is where he went to school. The jacket is in great condition and could be worn as is. If I were to keep it to wear I would probably source some replacement buttons and it would be good to go!! The jacket and duffle were acquired at Mr Hilley’s estate sale here in Birmingham Alabama. The duffle also include vintage Delta Airlines luggage tags with his name and address. The large yellow one has a date of 1955 on it. Here is info on his service. ROBERT “Bob” DYER HILLEY JR, of Birmingham, passed away on March 28, 2018, at the age of 88. Bob was born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, 1929, and attended grade school in Atlanta and Decatur, GA. Bob graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in March of 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, he was in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program and an active member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. After graduation, Bob worked for the General Electric Company for several months before being called into active Naval service. He served at sea for two years, leaving the Navy as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. Before reporting for duty, Bob married his longtime next door sweetheart, Barbara Anne Barber, and they were married for fifty-five years prior to her death in 2006. Bob worked for the General Electric Company in various capacities after his Naval discharge until 1964. The jacket is a size ADULT 38. It has the following measurements: The chest measures 44 inches around or 22 inches from pit to pit. The length is 29 inches from the top collar to the bottom of the jacket. The sleeves are 23 inches from pit to cuff. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS!!!!! The item “Vintage 1940s USN N1 Deck Jacket & Duffle Bag Named Sailor Navy WWII Sz 38″ is in sale since Wednesday, December 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “8onrepeat” and is located in Cullman, Alabama. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States