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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

WAF overcoat, circa 1955

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Object ID: WV0201.8.001

Description: Women in the Air Force dark blue, full-length overcoat, made of blue wool serge material with removable satin lining. The overcoat is single-breasted and has a button underneath the left lapel where the right lapel can button over in colder weather. In the back of the coat is a small belt with two sewn-on buttons and two long pleats. The rank insignia patch of a senior airman (E-4) is affixed to the shoulder of the sleeve. Worn by Lenora Nagel in the mid-1950s.

Collection: Lenora I. Nagel Papers

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