Vintage A2 US AAF WWII Leather Army Air Forces Bomber Jacket Sz40 Crown Zipper. Jacket is a nice chocolate brown leather. It is a medium textured leather which is not stiff nor is it the butter soft feel of kid leather. There are issues of age on the leather.
Be sure to check out all photos as they show condition and are part of description. Jacket has the slanted front pockets and a zippered upper pocket. The center Crown zipper is in great working condition and has the first Crown logo. The khaki lining is a thick cotton fabric which is also used under the collar.
The finger strap in the center back appears to have been replaced. To me there appears to be a faint stamping on the center back of the liner but I cannot make out any letters or numbers. It feels like the same fabric that the mens military uniform shirt cotton khaki 1 is made from. The pocket lining is khaki cotton flannel and there is a size 40 cotton tag inside the left pocket. I will be more than happy to post more photos of any areas of concern, just send me a message.
I have not cleaned or conditioned the jacket in any way. Chest measures 22 across making it a 40 chest, across shoulders is 17-1/4, elastic band waist is 18-23 laying flat making it a 36-46 waist, shoulder to hem is 22, sleeve from center of back to sleeve hem is 33, sleeve from shoulder to hem is 25. There are no stupid questions!!
Items are from estate sales, auctions, etc. My home is smoke/pet free. We describe the items and let you know of any major defects (in words or photos).
All vintage items may have defects not noted. It is impossible to be an expert and we are honestly representing the item to the best of our ability. Contact me if you need longer. The item "Vintage A2 US AAF WWII Leather Army Air Forces Bomber Jacket Sz40 Crown Zipper" is in sale since Saturday, June 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms".
The seller is "barbaraallen3411" and is located in Tennessee Colony, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Japan, China, Sweden, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Bermuda, Iceland, Cayman islands, Luxembourg.