Alternative Name(s): Bomber Jacket

Military jacket from the Royal Australian Air Force, World War II. Inscribed with the date 1944 and name J.J. Nattrass', it was worn by John Joseph Nattrass, RAAF, service number 257665. Born in 1922, he was discharged on 3 Aug 1948 at the rank of Squadron Leader, TD & RS (meaning Temporary Duty and Reserve Staff). He is the son of Dr John Hodgson Nattrass, who served in World War I and is also represented in Museum Victoria's collections.

Physical Description

Cropped, khaki, unlined cloth jacket, with two breast patch pockets and two adjustable metal clasps on the waistband. Features eight dark brown bakelite buttons with crown and eagle insignia - four down the front, one on each pocket and one on each sleeve cuff - and five plain, mid-brown buttons - two on waistband, one at the neck and one on each shoulder. Name handwritten in blue ink on the collar. Label stitched onto the inner waistband.

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