Lot #450
World War II: Lawrence Hall's USAAF 8th Air Force A-2 Flight Jacket

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

A WWII USAAF 8th Air Force A-2 flight jacket belonging to Sergeant Lawrence Hall. This attractive dark brown leather, issue jacket with russet-brown elastique hem and cuffs has a single, original Talon front zipper with collar snaps, and a hook and eye fastener at the throat. The jacket, size 38, was made by J. A. Dubow Mfg. Co. of Chicago, IL, and has the one-piece label peculiar to Dubow jackets made under the W535 AC 27798 contract. The inner collar is stamped with Hall’s name, and the left chest bears a leather name patch, “SGT. Lawrence Hall,” between hand-painted Air Force wings and calligraphic script, “Larry Hall.” The exterior leather is still supple with scattered marks to front and back, as well to the sleeves, which bears light creases to backs of forearms; the cuffs and hem feature some tears, small holes, and fraying; and the inner liner, which may need to be replaced or professionally serviced, is scattered with mold spots from prior water damage and dampstaining.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021