Wwii Aaf A-2 Flight Jacket ~ With Patches & Painted Missions ~ Size 40


Wwii Aaf A-2 Flight Jacket ~ With Patches & Painted Missions ~ Size 40

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Wwii Aaf A-2 Flight Jacket ~ With Patches & Painted Missions ~ Size 40:
$2,649


WWII USAAF TYPE A-2 FLIGHT JACKET749TH BS ~ 457TH BG~ PATCHED & PAINTED ~
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Click to see full size image. To my buyers: For years I have done business on using the name: motelbuyer. Since a large pecentage of the items I will be selling from this point on are being purchased by my drivers and from the estates we service as a company most future items will be sold through our company account: gpstorageco*. To check previous response please check the name: motelbuyer.

I am selling this WWII USAAF A-2 for a collector friend. It is an original WWII AAF A-2 with period made/sewn patches and a period painted reverse.

This A-2 is the real deal and shows average wear commensurate with its age (see photos). The thick leather shell is of excellent quality and remains supple/durable. The exterior has no rips, mtears or losses anywhere, is very solid and without issues (see photos). Upper left chest area has a period made/sewn 749th Bomb Squadron patch that measures 5.5 inches in diameter and upper right chest has a period made/sewn shield shaped 457th Bomb Group patch that measures 5 x 4.25 inches (see photos). Both patches are paint on leather and show expected topical crazing & minor losses (see photos). No other patches or namestrips have ever been sewn to this jacket. Knit cuffs and waistband are later style replacements and are as new with none of the usual small snags or losses (see photos). Zipper run is the original small tooth Conmar that works properly (see photos). Leather rank tabs are sewn to each shouulder (see photos).

Reverse of the jacket has 45 period painted mission bombs to center (see photos). Painting shows some expected wear & minor losses but remains excellent/durable (see photos).

Original carmel brown lining remains solid overall with moderate/heavy age soiling (see photos). There are some small losses to the collar area but no other worn areas or seam splits (see photos). Nomenclature label near the collar is present and is the non-maker marked variety that shows only the contract data (see photos). The small size tag below the label shows size as 40 but the jacket fits the mannequin as a size 36 (see photos).

There is no name or partial serial number anywhere that I can find (see photos).

The 457th Bomb Group (Heavy) was part of the 94th Bomb Wing of the 1st Air Division, 8th Air Force Nicknamed "The Fireball Outfit", the Bomb Group was activated on July 1st, 1943. The group motto was "Fait Accompli" (An Accomplished Fact). The 457th Bomb Group was stationed near the town of Peterborough in Connington, England. The 457th was the first American Bomb Group to fly a bombing mission with all metal finish B-17s. Prior to this all B-17s had been painted Olive Drab. The OD paint added to the total weight of the plane and increased the aerodynamic drag on the plane. The Bomb group consisted of 4 Squadrons; 748th, 749th, 750th and the 751st. They flew their first mission on February 21st 1944 and their last mission was flown on April 20, 1945. In 237 flown missions they dropped 16,915 tons of explosives. On June 4th, 1945 the 457th BG began flying back to the United States. On August 28th 1945, the they were inactivated.

Measurements for this jacket are: shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the back – 18 inches, shoulder seam to the end of the cuff material – 25 inches, base seam of collar to bottom of waistband material - 24.5 inches. Armpit to armpit across the front - 21.5 inches.

This is a real WWII made AAF A-2 jacket that is solid overall and was made by a quality maker. It has never been fooled with, has period made/sewn patches and a painted reverse. It would be great for a WWII AAF display. Absolutely guaranteed as described. I really like thequality of the leather on this jacket. There are no splits to the collar and it remains of excellent wearable quality.

~ offer with confidence ~, 7 Day sale

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Wwii Aaf A-2 Flight Jacket ~ With Patches & Painted Missions ~ Size 40:
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