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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-9.pdf

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0 5 T I C S O F C Vr VA f ^ . . n K - F B l N S B
CIVIL

AIR

PAT R O L
N AT I O N A L R T S A D n U A R T S K S

WASHIHGTOK - FSBHUARY 13o 1942

Subject; Unlformo & Insignia for Staff Poreonnel
All tflng Coramandars

We have received <*> great number of roqueste from all over the
countryi asking for information on the official Civil Air Patrol uniforms
and insignia..

There have been many details to work out and decisions to be se-=
cured from various chaxmels of the War Department,-, and we have been working
with all possible speed to iron out all complications and get firm commit

ments and final approvalSo The problem of matorial for G, A, P:, Commiesioned
Officer uniforms has been a large oncp and now^ through the cooperation of
the i^uarteraaster Corps of the Var Department, we have been able to prooire

a quantity of the official Civil Air Patrol brown material for approximately
one thousand suits. The promised delivery from the mills is February 18»
Specifications for this official C, A, P, Commissioned Officers
,( uniform aro to be finished by the War Department by Febi-uary 14th» and will

be mailed to you immediatelyf along with the final decision on the type^ ^
color and manner of distribution of materialso if tailor-made uniforms are
desiredp or# the sotirce of ready-made uniforms.

Because of the use of the insignia in our armed forcesp it necessi-

tatsd a great deal of thought and consideration with the War Department before
final adoption^ and many complications were involved - which have now been
cleared., Therefor®,^ at the same time information on the uniform is forwarded

to youi you will receive the War Department's final decision as to the offi
cial insignia^

We appreciate the necoBslty of getting this to you as soon as poesi-

bloa for psychological and other reaaonst^ but found that complications were
much greater in volume at present than if organization had been completed

during the period preceding the Declaration of War - and would therefore
suggest that you in turn get this information through your respective groups
as soon as possible^

Your continued cooperation and indulgence is urgently requested and
needed,

JOHN F. CUHRY

Major Generalc Air Corps
Hational Commander



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Assistant £xeou«
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Attachment

C I V I L A I H PAT H O L

NATIONAL JTilAD'^JAitTSRS
WASHINGTON - FliSRUARY 13, 1942

C0M:4ISsioaiglj) PZRSOK«>au 'Complote Information on uniforms and
(insignia will be available soon,

National Headquartsrs Comraander & Staff
Regional Commander & Staff
W i n g C o m m a n d e r & S t a ff

G-roup Commander & Staff
Sq\iadron Coicmander & Staff
night Leader - Filot and Observer Officero

A;LL QTHSR IPKHSOMKL
omcijij. lJNItX)liMS

(Can. be piu'chsisjed lo<;ally and should be held as uniform as possible)
Leather

Slilrt-

Jacket?

Brown

iChaki

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Suiting

clothj

8o2

o\ince

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or^

flannel - Shirtinge olive drabo 10 ounce^ shrunk,
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Semi form-fitting, 6 to 7 button^ open front coat style with
attached collar.. Two patch breast pockets with flaps to
buttoni reinforced sleeves from elbow to cuff^ and yoke across
shoiilder. Shoulder strapso if poesiblep to make unit uniform,,
Olive
Tie^

drab

buttons^

Plain

Black
Khaki

j3eltsi

Shoes^
Socket

Cotton

Sarge -

Trouserss

Olive drab, 18 ounce - no cuffs„

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cuffs„

Cosamercial

Ta n

no

Commercial

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Coainercial

(Coinplets iixXormntion on the following will be available soon)
R e g u l a t i o n C , A , P,

;nla; Cap Insignia - Metal. Left Bide„ 1" from front,

Shoixlder Insignia ~ To be sewn on left shoulder sleeve
from shoulder seam.

Sterling Silver - worn above left shirt poc/cet, or
left breast of flying Jacket,

Observer Win/^; Sterling Silver - worn above left shirt pockety or
left breast of flying jacket^

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