Alpha Industries is an American clothing manufacturer founded in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The manufacturer was initially a contractor to the United States military, but the company grew into an international commercial seller of American military style and fashion apparel. Alpha Industries makes items such as flight jackets and vests, and has made military jackets such as the M65 for over half a century.
Alpha's MA-1 flight jacket with "Blood Chit" sewn on the inside lining was a type of flag that contained a message in several languages identifying an airman as a U.S. Aviator if they were shot down, to aid the airman in avoiding capture and in being returned safely to U.S. Forces. A reward was offered for this assistance. This is a classic flight jacket made for the military for over 40 years and features nylon flight satin outer shell with reversible orange nylon lining with the Blood Chit sewn into it, front closure storm flap, knitted collar, cuffs, and waistband and Alpha signature zippered utility/pencil pocket.