This is an original, complete WWII US ARMY AIR CORPS A-2 FLIGHT JACKET, size 40, in an incredible preserved condition, worn by LT C. MC CULLOUGH (his name written on the leather name tag right above the SQUADRON patch) [FROM THE 449TH BOMBARDMENT GROUP] on the left chest side of the jacket. The left arm sleeve exhibits the patch of the 15th Air Forces.
The right arm sleeve has a patch with the colors of the US Flag attached, and the shoulders show the rank insignia patches of a First Lieutenant of the US Army Air Corps. W535-AC-27753, that, according to US Army Corps records, was assigned to THE CABLE RAINCOAT CO. This particular contract was for the manufacture of 50,000 A-2 Flight Jackets.
Name was never written on the labels of the jackets they manufactured. The Jacket is in excellent preserved condition, without any stains, rips or holes, inside and out. One of the best condition A-2 Leather Flight Jackets that I have seen. The leather is still soft on the entire jacket, with a perfect brown patinated color.Crown zipper in good working order. Leather is in excellent condition throughout. The light brown colored lining is also in excellent condition all over. The original waistband is in excellent condition as well. The left hand cuff has a couple of minor pulls and snags, but the right hand cuff is in perfectly preserved condition. Overall, this is an outstanding example of WWII fighter pilot A-2 leather jacket that will stand out in your WWII display, but, that is also in wearable condition.
Please allow 5 to 7 days to receive them. If you have any questions, please inquire. The item "WWII Original, Exc Preserved, US Army Air Corps Named A-2 Flight Leather Jacket" is in sale since Thursday, September 3, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Other US WWII Original Items". The seller is "forestangel12" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.