40: 1950s Shade 505 Bush uniform combination
505s (Shade #505) Uniform of the Day: The Air Force’s first attempt at a khaki uniform in Khaki Shade #505. The Air Force’s 505 (or shade 505) series of uniforms included this Bush jacket, pith helmet, and pants, but also a pair of shorts and shade #505 colored knee high socks with black shoes. This combination did not last long. More info on 505s: 1950s - 1960s 505 summer dress uniform: This 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. It was 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 60s and were replaced by 1505s--the last Air Force khaki uniform.
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