Alaska and the Airplane
For a century, each has shaped the other.
- By Julie Decker and Jeremy Kinney
- Air & Space magazine, June 2013
Eric Long / NASM
Fashion During World War II, the U.S. Army Air Forces issued its “Alaskan Suit” to units operating in the region. The ensemble consisted of a wolf-fur-trimmed hood attached to a three-quarter-length B-7 jacket; shearling A-6 trousers; and a heavy winter AN-H-16 flying helmet, which kept the wearer comfortable in sub-zero temperatures.