Antique fly jacket

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Pieter, Jun 10, 2024.

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May somebody please help me with info and value regarding this jacket. Thanks

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  1. Pieter

    Pieter New Member

    Hi Good evening
    Its 23h00 now in South Africa

    May somebody please be so kind to help me with some info on my jacket and the value of this

    Much appreciated
     

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  2. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    It appears to be a good copy of a WWII wool fleece flight jacket, used by US Army Air Corps flight crew: Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Bombardier, an' Nose, Waist, Belly an' Tail gunners. At high altitude, in open, drafty airframes, those folks experienced cold in a way we down here on the ground rarely if ever do!
     
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  4. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

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    Debora Well-Known Member

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  6. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    Made by Avirex?
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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Hohegrabenweg 54, 4005 Meerbusch, W. Germany is the full address for Albert Leonhard, the retailer. "Owner's basement" explains why a residential address.

    Debora
     
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  8. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

    Doesn't it look as if they simply cut out the black Avirex label (with a piece of the original label still there?) and cut away the 'Avirex LTD' bit of the 'Made in USA' label (causing the fraying)?
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    Debora Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2024
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  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Pieter.

    I remember these jackets were all the rage when we went back to the Netherlands in 1974, so it could be 70s.

    Certainly not antique, it would have to be at least 100 yrs old.;)
     
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  12. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Official military clothing tags are different. It would say it this way:

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