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Item 8195 - Gene Kranz's Flight Jacket Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Sold Price: $7,851.03 (includes buyer's premium)


Gene Kranz's personally-owned and -worn brown leather Type A-2 bomber jacket manufactured by Avirex Ltd., size extra large, with side and front flap pockets and wool ribbed knit cuffs and waistband. The interior lining is signed in the collar area in black felt tip, "Eugene F. Kranz, 'Flight.'" The remainder of the lining features various flight and military-related graphics, including: a "Good luck, Jinx" pinup laminate, a large American flag with embroidered "The Stars and Stripes Forever," several images of soaring planes, a short poem entitled "Mother," and a laminated "1 Lira" currency note. In fine condition. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Farthest Reaches, which notes that this jacket was obtained to be worn flying his home-built airplane; his plane was damaged beyond repair by water damage before it could actually be flown. Kranz completed pilot training at Texas' Lackland Air Force Base in 1955, and not long after flew the F-86 Sabre aircraft for patrol operations around the Korean DMZ. An absolutely fetching bomber jacket owned by the longtime NASA flight director.

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