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Luftwaffe Leather Flying Jacket

  Lot # 067
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Domestic $25.00 ($15.00 as additional item)
International $60.00 ($20.00 as additional item)
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  • Lot # 067
  • System ID # 551873
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Description

Brown leather jacket is typical of the French-made motorcycle jackets favored by Luftwaffe pilots and worn while flying but more often while off duty. The jacket features removable shoulder boards for flight Oberst (Colonel) and a hand embroidered bullion breast eagle. There are two sets of loops on the left chest, one presumably for a pilot badge, and one for a flight bar.  The jacket is lined with a brown suede-like fabric (Velveton) with artificial silk lined sleeves. A maker's label is no longer present, and the hanging strap is also worn off. The jacket shows a good amount of wear and use but is still supple.