3: Summer Bush Uniform
505s (Shade #505) Uniform of the Day, or "Bush Uniform." This was the Air Force’s first attempt at a khaki uniform: Khaki duty uniform shade #505. The Air Force’s 505 (or shade 505) series of uniforms included this Bush jacket, pith helmet, and pants and also a pair of shorts with shade #505 colored knee high socks and black shoes. This combination did not last long. More info on 505s: (1950s - 1960s) The 505 summer dress uniform was worn with a blue flight cap or wheel hat, blue tie, and collar insignia. There are several combinations in the 505 series: long sleeve, short sleeve, bush jacket (with matching shorts and matching knee high socks worn with black low quarters) and pith helmet, a service dress jacket, and matching pants. These were worn by the enlisted and officer corps. The 505s looked great when ironed, however within minutes of putting them on, they looked as though you had slept in them. The 505s were phased out in the 1960s and were replaced by 1505s--the last Air Force khaki uniform.
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