Wow Bert, amazing B-15A! The vintage mouton John used really makes the jacket.
Now that B-Man2 is the best jacket I've ever seen you post bar none, imho. And you've posted some beauties before and no mistake. Absolutely stunning. If we had a time machine and took that back to a USAAF base in 1945, no one would blink an eye. Cant say that about all the jackets on here of late, IMHO, just my view guys, but I know what my peepers are seeing. No "lipstick on a pig" with that baby.
Followed hot on the heels by another!!I hope you guys are enjoying these threads. I thought I’d share another Good Wear jacket that I picked up a while back. This is definitely one of my favorites, because I believe it was one of John Chapman’s personal jackets . While I don’t have personal knowledge of that , the name tag leads me to believe that it might have been .View attachment 43225View attachment 43226View attachment 43227View attachment 43231
I know... it would have had to been a jacket that was issued around the early to mid 1930s and worn right up through the early 1940’s I’m guessing . PLUS.... it a Navy jacket with an USAAF patch . Kind of a strange huh?CBI patch? Hmmmm
Thanks Couchy This might be the answer to the question . Check this out. Here’s a photo of an AVG, USN M-422a jacket that’s in the Wright Patterson Museum . The jacket was owned by Donald Bell AVG Group . So I guess a USN pilot could have had a 37J1 that he was wearing during that period and had a CBI patch on it.Nobody loves patches more than a US Navy pilot..
CBI was post AVG... It looks good, go for it.. Hey, you're not John Chapman either, but the name plate is killer too...