By chance, when looking at something completely different, found the order dates sometimes listed for the three W33-038 contracts (1755, 1756, and 1761) are not from 1944. With the new numbering system the order numbers reset every year and I was looking at a ~2000 numbered order from April '44, meaning the 1700 values are out of order for a Jun-44 production date. Quickly found a mid-1700 order number from 24-Dec-43, so then or until the end of 1943 is more likely for these three A2 productions. The 1943 date also matches Eastman's book. Of course, anything is possible, so trying to confirm the dates and quantities with the paperwork... Unless some can post? War "Limited Standard Use" Order Number => Original Maker W33-038 A.C.-1755 (11631) => J.A. Dubow Mfg. Co. 1756 => Perry Sportswear Inc. (unsigned label) W33-038 A.C.-1761 => Bronco Mfg. Corp.