This post is for dinomartino1, who found a contract reference to make flying jackets for the Dept. of the Army by Simpsons Gloves Pty, Ltd., Vic. in the June 1943 Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Most likely for the Australian made A-2 jacket labeled the V505. A great find! Pictures of the Australian V505 flight jacket are usually scattered about, so here’s just one well-preserved flight jacket with lots of pictures. It sold on Nov 16, 2016 for 949.99USD on eBay.