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76   WWII Type A-2 Flight Jacket  $200 $4510 $4961 25 You must login to place a bid.

#76 - WWII Type A-2 Flight Jacket

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Stunning "G.I. Jive" WWII bomber jacket
Description                           Estimate: $2,000+          

Russet brown leather Type A-2 flight jacket from World War II belonging to United States Air Force Technical Sergeant Roy Hoff, size 38, with manufacturer tag inside neck area reading: "Type A-2, DWG No. 30-[1]4[1]5, A. C. Order No. 42-[1]6[1]75-P, Perry Sportswear Inc., Newburgh, N. Y., Property, Air Force, U. S. Army." The jacket features marvelous hand-painted insignia, with the right chest bearing a set of 29 red-and-white bombs, one of which is marked in white paint, “D Day,” and the back of the jacket featuring an impressive depiction of Hoff’s B-17 bomber, showing the WF-J ‘Southern Comfort’ set against clouds and exploding shells, with "G.I. Jive" in large red-and-white lettering below. The left chest bears a large faded and hand-painted custom leather 364th Bombardment Squadron emblem patch, featuring a caricatured wolf's head with large red, jagged lightning bolt. Back lining of jacket stenciled with crewman’s name and service number, “Roy L. Hoff, 37414120,” with an inspection stamp immediately below tag faded but visible. The jacket is in functional, original condition, with Conmar zipper to front, two front pouch buttoned pockets, and knit waist and cuffs. In very good to fine condition, with some tears and holes to cuffs and inner collar area, scattered paint marks, and expected wear from use and storage. Accompanied by two pages of additional biographical information about the pilot, including a list of the 29 dates and mission targets on which the jacket was worn.

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