Type A-2 leather flight jacket belonging to 58th Wing 509th Composite Group member W. M. Staub. Jacket, size 38, bears a manufacturer’s label inside which reads, “Type A-2…A. C. Contract…J. A. Dubow Mfg. Co., Chicago, Ill,” and Staub’s name and serial number written under the label in an unknown hand. Let breast bears a sewn on leather name tag above a 4.75″ diameter early 509th Composite Group B-29 era patch when the unit was assigned to the 58th Bombardment Wing. Top left shoulder shows remnants of a color Army Air Corps painted patch. Jacket also has two front flap pockets and knitted cuffs and waistband. In very good condition, with expected age wear, fading, and crazing to leather, a few pulls and holes to cuffs and waist, and light soiling to patch. RRAuction COA.
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