Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Today in airpower history, the U.S. Air Force adopts blue uniforms. In 1947, the first Air Force dress uniform was dubbed and patented "Uxbridge Blue" after "Uxbridge 1683 Blue", a combination of the yarn mill in Uxbridge, Massachusetts and the blue dye color. In 1949, it was officially adopted by USAF.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My dad served at that time. His dad was born in Uxbridge, MA. Uxbridge Blue was manufactured and patented by Uxbridge Worsted Company of Uxbridge, MA, a business that ended in 1962. It was the Second largest woolen company in US during its day.