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ghrounds
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It is my understanding that in 1941 the Nationalist Chinese Gov\'t purchased a quantity of U.S.N. flying gear to equip the A.V.G..  I also understand that one of these items was the M-422A.  Does anyone know what company(s) produced these flight jackets for this purchase?  Thank you.  Gary
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SilverDollar
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Hi Gary.  A number of companies produced the M422A sonce it was a military contracted out item.  I don't remember all of them but I know the Monarch Company was one of them.  Other companies that produced the A2 jacket were Roughwear,  Bronco, J.A. Dubow, and a few others.  They may also have had a hand in the production of the M422A. 

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gemiller111
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Willis and Geiger also supplied pre-WWII M422s.  I have seen references (unconfirmed by my personally) that the AVG jackets were from a W&G lot. There was a long list of suppliers after the US entry into the war and the change to the M422a and the subsequent G-1.

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gemiller111
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Follow up.  The M422a did not go into production until 1941.  The AVG jackets issued from stores would have been M422s.  If I get a chance this Saturday, I will see if there is any documentation on these jackets in the Chennault museum archives.

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