I bought this A2 brand new from Eastman in 2004
Since then it has flown over 2000 flight hours in vintage aircraft , been to airshows all over N America , and has been involved in all manner of aviation adventures
Had the zip repaired and knits replaced a couple of years ago but besides that it has served me well.
A true testament to the durability of a horsehide A2
The patch is the 34 th Bomber Sqd " Thunderbirds" some members belonged to the famed Doolittle Raiders
I had the privilege of meeting the last Raider Richard Cole a few years ago and he was nice enough to sign the inside of the jacket .