1: Pinks and Greens
World War II - Transition Period (1947 - 1954).The Officer Dress Uniform, also known as the “Pinks and Greens” Class A uniform, was the favorite among U.S. Army officers during World War II and it is only natural when the Air Force was established that Army Air Forces officers would want to continue to wear this uniform with pride as part of the United States Air Force. However, Air Force officers sought to “jazz” up their uniforms and separate themselves from the Army. These new Air Force officers were quickly given the change with the introduction of new gold U.S. insignia for their collar instead of brass, and the new Transition Air Force Gold button, offering officers a little “bling.” This is the last officer uniform with so much of its history tied to the U.S. Army Air Corps and represents the Air Force transitional period, which we cannot forget. With the accouterment changes made to the uniform with regards to the “gold,” Air Force members at the time were to be constantly reminded that gold must be refined and silver as well. Note the pipping on the "flight cap"-- though in black and white, the pipping represents the branch colors of the Army Air Corps -- ultramarine blue and golden orange, used well into the very early 1950s
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