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Item 149 - WWII USAAF 8th Air Force B-10 Flight Jacket with Painted Decorations Catalog 523 (Mar 2018)

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Sold Price: $3,407.95 (includes buyer's premium)


An attractive olive drab cloth, issue jacket with brown fur-lined collar, and olive drab elastic hem and cuffs. The jacket has a single, functional front zipper, and both large pocket buttons are still present. The jacket was made by Metro Sportswear Inc. of New York, and has the one-piece label on the interior. The exterior cloth is in excellent condition with only mild soiling on a few areas, and some further fraying of the cuff and hem fabric is also visible. The jacket is embellished on the front with the previous owner's name, skillfully painted in white script: “George.” The back of the jacket has a large black riband at the top with the aircraft name, “Bachelors Buggy,” in yellow on black. Below that is a 3/4 view of a late model, nose turret-equipped B-24 Liberator with “Bachelor's Buggy” in red on the nose, and the red tail markings of the 466th Bombardment Group (the plane letter identifier “V” is clear on the central horizontal stripe), with a falling bomb with “Thirty Four” underneath. The painting is in excellent condition with some crackling along the riband, and some slight flaking of the metallic paint on the aircraft. The interior of the jacket has an excellent, brown alpaca lining, as well as a small ink spot above the inside pocket snap. The 466th Bombardment Group was comprised of four squadrons, the 784th, 785th, 786th, and 787th, flying missions out of Attlebridge, Norfolk. This is an absolutely splendid painted jacket, and would make a fantastic addition to any collection.

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