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Hello Everyone

I have an A2 jacket which has quite a worn label but I was wondering if if it gives any clues to you guys as to the year it was manufactured? What i can make out is the following

Type A2

OWG No 30-1415

order no.42-3777-P

Property US Air Force


United Sheep Lined

Clothing Co

Long Branch NJ

Just a bit more info. The leather patch on the chest Shows a Red Devil standing on a cloud with a yellow streak of lightning which he's about to throw downwards

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Patch sounds like 40th Fighter Sqd?


Here is one I own(upper left patch)


Wonder if the order number relates to a contract or fiscal year contrat?


42 being the year or when contract was ordered/secured for manufacture.



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is the contract order number possibly 42-18777-P

Cant help with the patch, but contracted in 1942 ...United had a small production run of A-2s not sure of the total, but a less commonly found A-2

Should have 45 degree pocket corners,

a repro tag from JC at GW


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I'm sure the label reads 42-18777-P. United Sheeplined was only awarded that one contract for 25,000 jackets on 18 May 1942, according to Gary Eastman's research.

Hope this helps!



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