Dragoon Posted August 7, 2021 Share #1 Posted August 7, 2021 Hi, just thought I would share this A-2 jacket I just recently acquired, it is fairly standard but has character, the overall condition is okay with the leather remaining fairly pliable and all the stitching intact, the zipper is Talon and in working order but with the pull tag is missing. My knowledge on these is almost zero but I have been around US militaria for many years, I collect pre WW1 US Cavalry so am used to handling old leather objects. I have not done anything with the jacket except pad the sleeves out with tissue paper, as can be seen it had been stored flat. The jacket has never been in a collection, it was purchased direct from a person who bought it to wear many years ago, that is how it has been treated as a wearable jacket, something it no doubt it was when first purchased. I have done a bit of research and understand that as there is no tag and no sign of there ever being one that it is a private purchase? Secondly I think I am correct in thinking the leather shoulder patch is 12th USAAF. I would be interested in to hear from anyone who might have anything else to add, either about the jacket or preservation, as can be seen most of the American flag patch is missing and the other is fragile, I am therefore trying to not handle it too much. I am not intending to treat or do anything with the leather, except for the patches the leather is not flaking mainly just scuffed or worn, the fold of the collar has the most wear. Thanks Kurt. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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