WW2 officer US Army Air Force Corp leather A2 bomber jacket USAF NAME group 44. Harris, a fighter pilot in the 410th Fighter Squadron, 373rd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
He flew the famous P-47 Thunderbolt and his A-2 is with a beautiful chenille squadron insignia. Also included is the RAF Type C leather flight helmet with British RAF Mk VIII goggles which were adapted for U. The flight jacket has silver bullion embroidered Captain's bars. The chenille 410 Fighter Squadron insignia consists of a red and white bordered light blue disc with a large drawn bow, the arrow mounted by a fighter aircraft. The interior has the original AAF woven nomenclature tag listing maker POUGHKEEPSIE LEATHER COAT CO.
The lining and cuffs are replacements and were done for the veteran to wear the jacket after the war which probably helped preserve the piece in all seriousness. The pocket contained a brass safety whistle which is also included in the listing. The flight helmet is the classic marriage of British RAF and U.
AAF gear that so many 8th Air Force fighter pilots are seen with in period photos: Type "C" chamois-lined brown leather flying helmet has been modified with U. "ANB-H-1" receivers complete with wiring loom and plug, and is complete with scarce WWII production RAF MK VIII flying goggles with RAF blue-gray strap, light brown face pad, and green tinted angled lenses in blue-gray metal frames. Absolutely guaranteed authentic and is directly from the widow of the Veteran. I never grade my items as mint, even though may be. If for any reason you require additional photos, please do not hesitate to ask.View My Other Items For Sale. Get images that make Supersized seem small.
Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "WW2 officer US Army Air Force Corp leather A2 bomber jacket USAF NAME group 44" is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items".The seller is "william_kramer" and is located in Naperville, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.