WWII US Army Air FOrce Painted A2 Jacket -
When the United States entered World War Two much of the military was unprepared for combat.
The unforms and equipment employed was very antiquated, most of it dated back to
World War one.
The US Military dress uniform was no exception.
The uniform shown here is an example of the type used during WWII.
The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is a military flight jacket closely associated with World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots,
navigators and bombardiers, who often decorated their jackets with squadron patches and elaborate artwork painted on the back.
Sometimes casually referred to as a bomber jacket, its original designation was "Jacket, Pilot's (summer)", and its wartime usage
was limited neither to pilots nor to bomber crews.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US military uniforms.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out
clearly defined points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US uniform worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the American military uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The inside of the jacket has a black tag with yellow/orange letters sewn near the neck area. The contents of
the tag read:
Drawing No 30-1415
Order No W535A.C. 27798
J. A. Dubow Mfg Co
Air Force U,S. Army
Collecting WWII American Uniforms
Collecting American military and civilian uniforms is a field that has been growing since the days the GI's were
sent to fight during WWII. The development of new materials and uniform designs exploded during the war years as
the armed forces figured out the best way to fight in various types of climates and environments. This fact makes
the collecting of US uniforms very appealing.
In trying to determine if you should collect WWII American uniforms there are certain factors that should be
A collector may decide what to collect based on the likes of the person. Some individuals collect all Army Air Corps
related items, others may want USMC combat uniforms, etc.
This item is currently being reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality
of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style
and materials employed in the manufacturing items like this one. Attention to the details is critical
in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the WWII US uniforms.
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII American Military uniforms, you can
do so by going to our
of the American Military Uniform identification guide.