(J175) For sale here is a very nice US WW2 8. Air Force Pilots Class A Uniform Jacket. In the pocket, I found a pack of matches from Roanoke, an Air Medal lapel pin, and a picture of JS Grinnan. The jacket is not named to Grinnan anywhere and there are no corresponding markings, but this may well be his Uniform. The jacket is made from chocolate brown elastique, and is complete with all buttons, but there is no belt. The jacket is a Regulation Army Officers Jacket. There is no makers tag in the pocket. The jacket has a cut edge 8. Air Force patch on the left shoulder and two sewn on Overseas Stripes on the lower left sleeve. The Jacket has a matched pair of Shold R Form N. Meyer rank insignia on the shoulders. The jacket has clutch back Air Force Officers Collar Brass. There is a clutch back Presidential Unit Citation over the right breast pocket. There is a pin back 2 Battle Star ETO ribbon next to a pin back Air Medal ribbon with an oak leaf. These are two separate ribbons, and are not a bar. Above the ribbons, there is a silver bullion pilot wing that appears to be British made. However, the wing is a direct cut out with no fold over or padding. The wing does not react to UV light, and the loose strings pass the burn test. The jacket itself is in good condition, but does show some soiling, light wear, age, and has 4 or 5 piques on the back. This will be an interesting piece to research. The measurements are below for your convenience. Top To Bottom(W/ Collar): 32. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items! The item “US WW2 8th Air Force Pilot’s Uniform Jacket Bullion Wing Picture Name Found J175″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 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.
- Region of Origin: United States
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Featured Refinements: WW2 Jacket