B26 Pilot's AAF A2 Flight Jacket
A-2 jacket from Captain Arthur Wilmer Knapp, B-26 bomber pilot in the 557th Bomber Squadron ‘Whit’s Warriors’, 387th Bomber Group, IX Bomber Command, 98th Bombardment Wing, 9th Air Force. Captain Knapp piloted the B-26 ‘Baby Bumps II’ Serial Number 42-107812. Knapp’s A-2 flight jacket was manufactured by Aero Leather Co, Order Number 42-15142P, Size 40 with Talon zipper manufactured. The A-2 is in original condition with Knapp’s leather “A. W. Knapp” name tag sewn on left breast and faded painted USAF emblem on the left shoulder. Minor frays at cuffs, waistband excellent, leather supple, zipper works, lining complete, clear tag. A very nice A2. Includes research and both original and older copy photo’s of Knapp, his aircraft and crew.