RARE: Genuine Type A-2 Leather Jacket w/ 18 historical Signatures #KXCollectJacket

RARE: Genuine Type A-2 Leather Jacket w/ 18 historical Signatures


Today's Price: $1498.99

SKU: KXCollectJacket
Scale: 1/1
Weight: 10.00 lbs.
Status: 2 in stock, ships immediately
 

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LIMITED and RARE Two Jackets available. Includes 14 signatures from Doolittle Raiders crews, added signature from Colonel Tibbets (Enola Gay), and 2 signatures from famous AVG pilots. All these heroes have now passed to history.

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Below is the list of signatures on the jacket with Name

J.A. Dubow - Type A-2 High Quality Jacket

Order No W 535 A.C. 27796

Vintage horsehide leather in dark Seal Brown Shade. The jacket is worth $1,500 by itself (see link above)

 

Jacket is size 46, but trim fit for true size 44.

 

 

 

THREE Jackets were signed. The one above is already taken. The other two might vary slightly, but all identical names are listed, and the genuine leather jackets are identical

 

The raid was one of the most daring exploits of the war and the first U.S. retaliation for the Pearl Harbor attack. About 80 crewmen in 16 B-25 bombers were assigned to bomb Tokyo and Yokohama. The plan was to take off from the USS Hornet in the North Pacific, about 800 miles from their targets, and then fly to friendly airfields in China. But the aircraft carrier was unable to get that close. Although the planes were modified to extend the fuel capacity, they ran out of gas after the attack. Crews either crash-landed or bailed out; 61 survived

 

The Doolitte's Raiders had a reunion in Utah in April 2000 and they each autographed the jacket

Colonel Tibbets autograph was obtained from another signature event at a Texas Air Show

 

 

Below is the list of signatures on the back of the jacket with Name, aircraft assignment on the Doolittle mission, Plane#, birth/death date

  1. Richard E Cole – co-pilot of Jimmy Doolittle #1 – 9/7/1915 – 4/9/2019

  2. Travis Hoover – Pilot #2 – 9/21/1917 – 1/17/2004

  3. Unrecognizable signature

  4. David ‘Davy’ Jones – Pilot #5 – 12/18/1913 – 11/25/2008

  5. Chase J. Neilson – Navigator #6 – 1/14/1917 – 3/23/2007

  6. David J. Thatcher – Flight engineer/gunner #7 – 7/31/1921 – 6/22/2016

  7. Nolan A. Herndon – Navigator/Bombardier #8 – 12/12/1918 – 10/7/2007

  8. homas C. Griffin – Navigator #9 – 7/10/1916 – 2/26/2013

  9.  J. Royden Stork – copilot #10 – 12/11/1916 – 5/2/2002

  10. Frank A Kappler – Navigator #11 – 12/11/1916 – 5/2/2002

  11. William ‘Bill’ M. Bower - pilot #12 – 2/13/1917 – 1/10/2011

  12. James H. Macia Jr. – Navigator/Bombardier #14 – 4/10/1916 – 12/20/2009

  13. Robert L. Hite – copilot #16 – 3/3/1920 – 3/29/2015

  14. Jacob DeShazer – Navigator/Bombardier #16 – 11/15/1912 – 3/15/2008

  15. Robert L Scott – AVG ‘God is my Pilot’ 13 kills – 4/12/1908 – 2/27/2006

  16. Tex Hill – AVG P-40 Tomahawk IIB - #48 (p-8134) 12 ¼ kills – 7/13/1915 – 11/11/2007

  17. Paul Tibbets – pilot, Enola Gay – 2/23/1915 – 1/1/2007

  18. William Lusk Evans, Colonel - B-29 commander - 06/7/1923 - 8/7/2014

Jacket purchase includes the option of sewing of one Bomb Squadron 5" Patch on the front of the jacket (Options of Donkey of 95th BS, Totem of 34th BS, Tiger of 37th BS as shown on sample pictures, Wings of 432nd BS)

 

 

Jacket purchase includes the option of sewing a leather patch with name and/or wings on top of the patch, as shown on sample picture below

 

 

Additional options available upon specific request via email

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