US WWII A-2 LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET PILOT IS ID’D 15TH AIR FORCE SHOT DOWN IN 1944. This is a US WW2 A-2 Leather Flight Jacket. This fabulous jacket has survived 2 years of actual WAR, including almost a year in a German (Stalog 3) POW Camp. The German POW Guards highly prized the A-2 Jackets and were ALWAYS trying to get one anyway they could. It has even survived that! The Pilot is identified (D H Sampson). He was a member of the 773 Bomb Squadron – 463 Bomb Group – 15th US Army Air Force stationed in Italy. Also included are 2 plastic beer mugs from 2 Unit Reunions. The jacket shows lots of wear. There are split seams, holes in the cuffs and waist band. The leather is some what dry and stiff. What this jacket needs is someone who can inject some TLC and the proper leather restorative lotion. I don’t want you to think it’s falling apart but it does need some attention so it can survive another 75 years. The original name plate and pilot wings are still in place on the left breast. It’s an incredible story of being shot down over Hungary and surviving the bale out just to land in a German POW Camp from June 1944 until the end of the War. It’s an all original USAAF A-2 Leather Flight Jacket from World War 2. Help preserve a GREAT piece of US history. The estate has priced it to sell. Overall, I would say that it’s in to very good condition considering it’s age and history. The item “US WWII A-2 LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET PILOT IS ID’D 15TH AIR FORCE SHOT DOWN IN 1944″ is in sale since Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “ezentpinc” and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States