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This is a wonderful Private Purchase A-2 Type Flight Jacket worn by a USAAF Combat Airman in WWII. On the outside it looks identical to an A-2 down to the collar hook, but it is made of a really fine, soft, "glove" leather. Inside is a cool plaid woven flannel, almost in the Burberry pattern. Would make one wonder if this wasn't a bespoke Flight Jacket made in the UK if not for the US CONMAR zipper. This jacket has 3 patches on it, and that is all it has ever had: no name strip or any other patches have been removed. 8th Air Force shoulder patch, 381st Bomb Group Jacket Patch on the right breast (as worn), and on the left breast, a 534th Bomb Squadron Jacket Patch. The 534th BS, like the rest of the 381st BG, flew B-17 Flying Fortress Aircraft, flying out of Ridgewell, UK.
Armpit to Armpit: 16", Shoulder to Shoulder: 18", Collar to Hem: 25-1/2", Shoulder to Cuff: 26"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Jacket: "glove" leather, woven wool webbing, cotton flannel. lining, brass zipper & hooks. Patches: Silk / cotton embroidery on wool felt.
To be worn on the Flight Deck of a B-17 Flying Fortress.
JACKET - FLYING
This is from a USAAF United States Army Air Force Artifacts collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVBCEJX TRFJEX17 LCAGEX6/17
7+ (Very Fine+): Leather is in excellent condition, visible scuffs would probably disappear with some leather treatment. Some moth nip peppering to the waistband, see images.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.