This really nice WW2 A2 Leather Jacket sold on eBay November 10th. It was sold by The Nations Attic out of Wichita, Kansas. They’ve posted some gorgeous A2 jackets over the last several years and this one is no exception. From the listing:
“This jacket belonged originally to a member of a B-17 crew when he used this jacket. He was part of the 603rd Bomb Squadron, 398th Bomb Group. Above is a great close-up photo of Disney designed 603rd Bomb Squadron patch featuring Peg Leg Pete! Disney designed this patch during early World War 2. This patch is embroidered or chenille. This style is the primary style found in World War 2 period photos.
Above the patch is the painted name “Clint”. Unfortunately we are not sure who Clint is from our limited research, but there are plenty of clues on this jacket to possible trace him down! We do know he was in the 603rd Bomb Squadron and we also know his entire mission record which is painted on the back of the jacket. With this information we can determine the date of his first and last missions!
This jacket has a wonderful vintage feel and look to it. Worn over countless bomb runs over France and Germany. This jacket is perfect for both display and wearing! The leather is still soft with the jacket being a very nice size 38!”
Here are the details of the sale:
ORIGINAL A-2 FLIGHT JACKET B-17 398th BS 603rd BG w/ DISNEY PEG LEG PETE PATCH
Seller: the_nations_attic / Wichita, KS
Label: Perry Sportswear Sz. 38
Condition: Leather is terrific and the original Crown zippers exists and works well. Beautiful jacket.