AAF Contract numbers

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Carl, May 8, 2018.

  1. Carl

    Carl Active Member

    While on my never ending search to marry up clothing and equipment that is marked solely with a contract/order number and no maker , i am coming across alot of contracts with this prefix
    11107 AC
    now ,knowing that the norm for AC contracts PRIOR to July 43 is W535-AC- and Post July 43 is 33 038.
    W= War Department followed by 535. 535 reflects that procurement was executed through the USAAF Material Command, Wright Field Ohio. All procurement agencies and districts will have a designated code prefix. This prefix was changed to 33-038 in the fiscal year 1944 and similar codes for all procurement agencies. 33= Wright Field and 038= Material Command.

    Now ,if im correct in remembering what i have been told by member ROUGHWEAR , the Fiscal year ran between June to July (Is that correct Andrew ? i cant find the relevant message now !)

    Here is an example from my contracts list , Its for the contract awarded to S J Campbell Co for "summer flying suits" Taking a stab at the dates it could be for an A4 suit contract but more likely the AN6550/AN-S-31 suit ?
    After a fairly exhaustive search through all the AC contracts i have lists for , this number does not appear after Febuary 1944 , but appears a lot during 1943 .

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