Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 34" H x 19" W
Dark olive drab cap with gold colored cord piping. Light olive drab officer's coat, single breasted with four buttons, belted. Captain's Insignia on shoulders; United States and Air Corps insignia sewn on collar and lapel. Insignia of 8th Air Force on left arm. The coat's lable is marked in black ink, "E. ABINGTON & SONS/RUSHDEN & KIMBOLT/Capt. Clark Gable"
The coat and cap were worn by actor Clark Gable.
Clark Gable enlisted in California on 12 August 1942. He told the news media: "There is a war to win, and I consider it my right to fight." On 27 October 1942, Gable was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Forces. He was issued serial number 056-5390 and transferred to Tyndall Field in Florida.