Packed World War II parachute with 50th anniversary leather bomber jacket. Makes an incredible display piece for your collection. My understanding is it belonged James Cothran Perrin, Jr.Jim served in the Eighth Army Air Force, stationed in Horsham St. He was a navigator and bombardier, flying Liberator B-24 bombers.
The 458th Bomb Group entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns'Big Week','Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged by the USAAF up to VE-Day. The group also tested the operational use of'Azon' radio-controlled bombs.The 458th flew a total of 240 missions, during which over 13,000 tons of ordnance was dropped, and was achieved at the cost of sixty-five crews MIA or involved in operational accidents. In the fall of 1944 the Group ceased bombing missions during to haul petrol to airfields in France as the Allies supply lines could not keep up with the rate at which the armies were moving eastwards.
I would call it good condition for what it is. Has some frayed edges but overall pretty good.
The jacket is in worn condition a little rough on the collar but for a display piece looks great or it could still be worn. Don't know much/any about this so if you need to know something I didn't mention ask and I will take a look at it. S Army Air Force Parachute with Anniversary Leather Bomber Jacket" is in sale since Friday, August 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Field Gear, Equipment". The seller is "dawg30529" and is located in Commerce, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Bahamas, Uruguay.