The Pilot's jacket is a B-5A type of flight jacket. There is an Army Air Forces logo with the Winged Star on one of the shoulders of the jacket.
The "Army Air Force" changed to "Army Air Forces" in 1943. This is a 1943 to 1945 era markings with the plural "Forces".It is old and in Used Condition, with wear damage from use. There is damage to the knitted cuffs and other parts of the jacket.
There is sun fading, dirt stains, scratches, paint loss, and oxidation to the metal parts. The zipper has some rip damage and will no longer function.I show some Black & White reference photos from a book that has information about the Late War era B-10, and B-15 types of jackets that are slimier. The reference book is not included for sale. All that is offered for sale is the older Early War era B-5A type of jacket. For Legal reasons, the items in this listing are stated as "Used Condition".
What is a "Used Condition" item? It is an item that is in "Poor Terrible Condition". They are better condition than "Dug Relic Condition" items.Items are no longer like how they were the day they were first manufactured. Items have been used by someone Decades ago in another Century. Items will have defects and damage from having been used. The older something is, the worse the condition will be. Wool items will have Moth holes.
Expect Moth damage to old wool items. Expect clothing to have dirt stains, frayed cuffs and collars. Expect there to be Mildew and Mold damage stains. Expect buttons to be broken or missing. Expect zippers to be broken and non functional.
Expect size tags to be missing or damaged. Expect leather items to be dried out and cracked. Hats will be crushed and bent out of shape.Do not expect clothing to fit you, it is not your size. Expect oxidation and rust on the metal parts. Expect items to be faded from having been exposed to sun light.
Expect metal items to have dents, scratches, and paint loss. Expect items to have microscopic fractures when looked at under a microscope.Expect Electronic items to no longer work or be functional. These items are old and things slowly get destroyed by time. Please do not expect something in "New Condition", or "Good Condition".
These items are in "Used Condition", and are Relics from another Century. The vintage items I list for sale are not wearable clothing, or usable items. These items are old and damaged from use.The item was rough weighed in an open box. I have mailed items in the past to: Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Malta, Hungry, Belgium, Taiwan, etc. The local Post Office gives those boxes out to use. They have lost items I have mailed. I'm trying to be 100% up front and honest.
I mostly only leave other people feedback after they leave me feedback. Chances are, if you don't leave me any feedback I'll probably not leave you any either. I try to be 100% Honest and show photos and describe items the best I can. Items tend to be old, used, and as is. Feel free to ask me a question.If I see a size marking on an old Quartermaster Tag, I will try to show a photo of it. If I say that I do not know the size than please do not waste both of our time by asking about the size of an old militaria collectable.
I also tend to have items packaged away to try and keep moths from eating them. I only dig them out if they sell and need to be mailed. Please do not ask me to take more photos, because I probably won't take any more photos of things I have already stored away. The item "Old WW2 era USAAF Army Air Forces Pilot's Flight Jacket Type B-5A size 38 USED" is in sale since Saturday, August 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "clayandmilitaria07" and is located in Stockton, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.