(J 47) For sale here is a very nice US WW2 Named 8th Air Force British Made Ike Jacket with Documents and all Insignia. The jacket belonged to James Ponder who was the pilot of B-24 Liberator 44-40141 which was named the Ponderous Pachyderm. The Pachyderm was a member of the 491st Bomb Group of the 853rd Bomb Squadron. The jacket is made of chocolate brown British wool material and features two faux button snap breast pockets, four rear darts, epaulettes with buttons, four darted sleeves, four button front closure, and triple snap waist belt with brass buckle. The jacket is complete with pinback roller lock sterling Meyer 1st Lieutenant rank insignia, snowflake acid test marked clutchback US insignia with flat clutches, and clucthback sterling gold filled marked AAC insignia with flat clutches, a pinback distinguished unit citation ribbon with oak leaf, a pinback two place ribbon bar, Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and ETO ribbon with two large bronze star. The pilot wings are pinback with a roller lock and are marked sterling. The left shoulder has a British made wool felt AAC patch. The right shoulder features a British made wool felt 8th Air Force patch. The jacket has two British made gold bullion service stripes on the lower left sleeve. The jacket shows some wear and light fading with a few small piques but is extremely nice. The jacket is lined in coarse brown satin. The inside of the jacket shows wear. There are two internal slash pockets. There is a stapled in name tag inside of the right shoulder to Ponder J. And a sewn in Raman makers label. This is an amazing jacket with nice paperwork that will make an excellent addition to any collection. Measurements are below for your convenience. Armpit to armpit: 21. Top to bottom: 24. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items! The item “US WW2 British Made 8th Air Force Pilot’s Ike Jacket Sterling Reseach 491st J47″ is in sale since Monday, September 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “cadencemilitaria” and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Featured Refinements: Ike Jacket