All of the original insignia are intact and in their original positions, and the officer's name C. Reed is written inside one of the pockets on a label sewn into the lining, as well as the 1942 date the jacket was commissioned from the tailor. This is precisely how the uniform came from the veteran's estate. The 8th Army Air Force SSI is the much-desired, British-made, hand-embroidered "clipped wing" version (on felt).
Sterling silver clutch back pilot wings have the blue cloth combat backing. Ribbon rack is plastic coated and includes the Air Medal.1st Lieutenant rank is pin-on, while collar insignia are all clutchback. No size is indicated, but measurements suggest this is about a 36 Regular. All original brass buttons are present.
No mothing noted, but there is some mild discoloration at the bottom of the sleeves. It is very difficult to see unless you are looking for flaws and up close. This jacket is an outstanding piece and a rare find. It makes a wonderful addition to your collection of original AAF or WW2 era service dress uniforms.
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The item "Named US Army 8th Air Force Officers OD Service Dress Jacket Combat Pilot Wings" is in sale since Wednesday, February 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "emainmacha" and is located in Olympia, Washington.This item can be shipped worldwide.