Wwii 15th Air Force 485th Bomb Group A-2 Flight Jacket Aerial Gunner Grouping
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Wwii 15th Air Force 485th Bomb Group A-2 Flight Jacket Aerial Gunner Grouping:
Up for offer is a very neat original WWII 15th Air Force named A2 flight jacket grouping. The group includes the jacket, a few period photos, WWII dog tag, copy paperwork/research, and several copy photos. The jacket is a size 38 and exhibits moderate to heavy period wear. The leather is pliable and not stiff but the jacket does have heavier wear in the back of the neck and in the shoulder areas. There are also a few tears in the inner lining. The cuffs and waistband are original and have some wear including a few wear holes in the cuffs. The jacket also smells like moth balls from being stored. The zipper and everything works well. All four patches on the jacket are Italian Theater made and all exhibit some wear including heavier wear to the American Flag on the left shoulder and 385th patch on the right chest. These patches have some cracking and slight losses. The leather name strip remains on the jacket but some of the stitching on the left of the name strip are coming loose (minor, easy fix). You can also see stitching holes from where an earlier name strip was removed and Joyner's name was added (certainly period done). The first initial and last four digits of the soldiers serial number are also stamped inside the jacket as seen. By no means a minty jacket, but this is a solid one that displays very well. The jacket was worn by aerial gunner Billy K. Joyner of the 829th Bomb Squadron of the 485th Bomb Group. Among the copy photographs in the grouping is one where Joyner appears to be wearing this jacket (see last picture), you can clearly see the American Flag on the shoulder and the squadron patch. Neat grouping. I also have Joyners WWII enlisted visor cap that I will include to the winning buyer. Guaranteed authentic in every regard.
Thanks for looking and please be sure to view my other items for additional Militaria including some neat civil war lots including some original Confederate letters from some great units. Thanks
Winning buyer to please add $18.85 for well packaged & tracked Priority Mail shipping.