THE WOOL KNIT WAISTBAND AND WOOL KNIT CUFFS ARE ALL VERY "WORN" WITH A LOT OF DAMAGE AND FRAYING!!! THE INTERNAL LINING DOES HAVE SOME HOLES BUT IT OVERALL IN FAIR CONDITION AND INTACT THROUGHOUT THE PIECE!!! THIS WWII JACKET WILL HAVE TO BE USED AS A DISPLAY PIECE "ONLY" SINCE THE ZIPPER IS "SEIZED" FROZEN SOLID AND WILL NOT MOVE UP OR DOWN AND IS STUCK IN PLACE NEAR THE TOP OF THE JACKET!!!
THE JACKET DOES HAVE SEVERAL SMALL REPAIRS WHICH LOOK TO HAVE BEEN DONE A VERY, VERY LONG TIME AGO!! ALSO INCLUDED IS A PAIR OF ORIGINAL WWII ERA AMERICAN OPTICAL AVIATOR SUNGLASSES WITH GOLD TONES WIRES , GREEN TEMPERED "GRANITE" GLASS , MOTOR OF PEARL TONE BAKELITE BRIDGE , MADE IN THE U. This is an authentic pair of 1940s aviators sunglasses with a light weight gold tone wire frame , green convex tempered glass lenses which are both marked (Granite Glass) , cable temples that hook over the ears, a double bridge with a Bakelite mother of pearl toned "Generals Bar" but the bakelite nose guards are "Missing". These are a lso known as MacArthur glasses because of their constant presence on General Douglas MacArthur in photographs, the glasses were designed and manufactured by Bausch & Lomb and first provided to Army, Navy and Marine aviators during WWII early 1940s era.The glasses were also manufactured by the Rochester Optical Company and American Optical and we believe this pair to be made by (American Optical) although THERE ARE "NO" MARKINGS!!! The frames are 5 3/16 of an inch wide, the lenses measure 2 3/16 of an inch wide and 1 15/6 tall. The measurement from frame to temple bend is 5 inches and the bridge measures 9/16 of an inch. SUNGLASSES ARE IN FAIR "VINTAGE" CONDITION SHOWING NORMAL SIGNS OF HEAVY USAGE AND A LOT OF WEAR WHICH IS APPROPRIATE WITH THE AGING PROCESS!!! THE DARK GREEN GLASS LENSES DON'T HAVE ANY CHIPS OR CRACKS BUT THEY DO HAVE A FEW TINY SCRATCHES ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND ONE OF THE CABLE TEMPLES IS A LITTLE LOOSE!!! THE NOSE GUARDS ARE GONE AS WELL!!
THESE AUTHENTIC WORLD WAR 2 TYPE A-2 AVIATORS FLYING JACKET AND SUNGLASSES DESERVE TO BE APPRECIATED BY SOMEONE WHO WILL ACTUALLY PUT THEM ON DISPLAY WITH THEIR WAR TIME MILITARIA COLLECTION!! DON'T PASS UP ON THIS VERY RARE A-2 JACKET & SUNGLASSES AND GOOD LUCK!!
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Thank You - Please Come Back Soon! The item "ORIGINAL VTG 1940s WWII TYPE A-2 LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET U. ARMY AIR CORPS AERO" is in sale since Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Personal Gear".
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