This jacket entails an unbelievable piece of history, its such an incredible vintage piece. It is used and worn with an overall distressed appearance. It has wear spots, holes, stains throughout, and zipper pull tab is off and is zip tied to the hanging loop.
There are quite a few holes right around the wrist cuffs. The zipper pull tab with leather pull was found in one of the pockets. It appears as though the buttons were the primary method of closure.There is a stitching repair where the bottom button loop ripped out, and there is rusty staples over the stitching. Having said this, a lot of character is added when considering the true value for an authentic jacket like this. This is the warmest and most stylish parka Ive ever owned, and is now available to add to your collection. Please carefully examine all pictures on a full size screen prior to purchasing. This jacket has no smoke smell or musty odors in my opinion.
First created for the U. Army Air Forces during World War II, the B-9 Parka and matching A-8 Flight Pants made up what the USAAF called the "Cold Weather Buoyancy Flight Suit"their first that was down insulated. Distressed / Fraying around edges / holes / stains / other flaws. Tag data exactly as printed.
W11-107AC72(35), Size: 40, Eddie Bauer, Seattle, U. The item "Vtg Eddie Bauer B9 WWII Parka Coat Jacket Flight Bomber Army Air Forces 1940s" is in sale since Saturday, December 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Outerwear Coats & Jackets". The seller is "newholland999" and is located in Hermiston, Oregon.
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