Our WWII Avenger Field Texas T-shirt was pieced together from a handful of admittedly blurry yearbook photos. There are photos of the shirt being worn by both male instructors and female WASP trainees. These shirts only appear to have been worn in Sweetwater.
While the WAFS were immediately stationed in New Castle, Delaware, Jackie Cochran helped to establish the WFTTD, or women’s flying training detachment. The WFTTD was to train incoming women pilots. The length of training at Avenger Field varied, partly due to a lack of placement opportunities once the pilots graduated from the experimental program.
Once a WASP trainee – or cadet – graduated from training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, she became a full-fledged WASP with wings. One the female fliers graduated and became a member of the WASP, she would have been stationed at any number of AAF bases.
Want to represent a WASP with wings? Check out our other WASP-related T-shirts from their various duty stations.
During WWII, athletic style tshirts were available for purchase at the PX and were commonly used in training and athletic situations. PT shirts with a variety of different unit logos are well documented in many WWII photographs.
This replica WWII AAF t-shirt is screened by hand and variation in colors naturally occur. Our WWII Reproduction tee shirts have h a spec tag screened inside the neck.
Just like the original t shirts, this reproduction is 100% cotton with a period-correct narrow 5/8″ neck, shorter sleeves and a slim/snug fit. These WWII Men’s Reproductions are true to size. This WWII Avenger Field Texas T Shirt comes in Women’s sizes and Unisex/Men’s sizes.
These Ladies shirts have a tapered feminine fit that is close to the body. These Women’s shirts have a Junior fit and are very snug for our Misses customers. Most of our Missy customers wear a size larger than their normal t shirt size. Customers looking for a loose fit and our Plus Size customers are usually more comfortable with the Unisex sized shirt.
Medium: Chest 34″, Length 25.5″
Large: Chest 36″, Length 26.25″
X-Large: Chest 38″, Length 26.75″
XX-Large: Chest 40″, Length 27.25″
The Unisex’ sizes are: