WWII Original, Most Complete, US Army Air Corps Named A-2 Flight Leather Jacket
This is an original, most complete, excellently preserved, 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 not written on the labels of the jackets they manufactured under this contract. 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. Conmar 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 excellently preserved condition. COMPLETE, with all patches, component accessories required of an A-2 jacket at the time when it was worn.
IT HAS THE RANK, INSIGNIA, PATCHES, UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT, MAJOR COMMAND, US FLAG, THAT WERE REQUIRED OF A-2 JACKETS WHEN WWII PILOTS WORE THEM. Overall, this is an outstanding example o. 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. 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 this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: United States
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)