I recently picked up a Summer weight flying suit in new or near new condition, no wear to speak of - perhaps never issued.
It has the printed USAAF 'patch' on the shoulder, and big stamp on the inside, but it has also picked up a bit of soiling from storage and could use a good washing.
My question is how colourfast is the printing? I know it was probably intended to go through the base laundry washing machines when It was new, but that was 60-odd years ago. An y practical advice?Delicate cycle in the wash? Dry cleaning, or am I doomed to a bathtub full of Woolite?
Lest Hero-worship raise it's head and cloud our vision, remember that World War II was fought and won by the same sort of twenty-something punks we wouldn't let our daughters date.