Doolittle A-2.from which contactor?

Discussion in 'WWII' started by atkins, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. atkins

    atkins Familiar Face

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    I failed to find any info about General Doolittle's A-2 jacket. Any help would be appreciated...

    Regards,
    Atkins
     
  2. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Here's a pic...what do people think?
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    The flare to the collar and the broad looking epaulets make me think Dubow. They also centered up the front on the outer edge of the zip flap sometimes, as the below. Usually the inside edge stitching was the centerline.
    [​IMG]

    Just my observations - I'm hardly an authority.
     
  3. atkins

    atkins Familiar Face

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    I thought the jacket in question would be in a display in a museum somewhere, and i was just unlucky typing wrong keyword search, but i guess it's gone then? no trace at all ?

    Regards, Atkins
     
  4. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    Sorry, I have no idea where the original itself might be.
    The US Air Force Museum has a lot of A-2s - perhaps they have it.
     
  5. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    I think the Leather Jacket site may have worked this out. Paddy?
     
  6. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    If VLJ did handle this topic, the last boot-up probably ate it.
    Currently we're discussing Jimmy's wearage of the A-1 as an air racer in the days of his Schneider and Thompson triumphs.
     
  7. atkins

    atkins Familiar Face

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    The beauty of A-2.....

    Thank you for the replies dear bartenders, knowing the real or likely to be the contractor of those heroes' jacket will give me a better idea on what name should i trust and save my paychecks for. Pardon me if this jacket question was put on wrong section of Fedoralounge. I'm going hunting now...wish me luck...

    Regards,
    Atkins
     
  8. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I'll put this pic here too just in case it gives someone a clue.

    [​IMG]Jimmy is next to Capt. Marc Mitscher of USS Hornet (who wears a Navy M-444).
     

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