vintage B-3 jacket by Aeroleather:
I basically saved this pilot jacket some years ago to be thrown away. At this time I actually had no clue about it. This sheepskin jacket comes from my girlfriends family. Her grandfather a german pilot in WW2 probably traded it with an USAAF pilot (for his flight jacket?). It was a well kept secret be-cause my plan was to get it restored by Aeroleather (via Burkhard Plug – Gasoline Alley) and give it to my girlfriend Maria. The leather broke at the neck/colar for about 15 cm. Just last week I checked her size and the jacket is way too large for her.
So shall I put it on sale?
Get it restored and keep it for my unborn son or daughter?
With size 38 now way I will ever fit in, too bad! Probably the first time I wish I would be a bit smaller.
The Manufacturers Label says:
DWG. NO. 33H5595
C. ORDER NO. 42-22899-P
Funny that you would post this when just found a Type A-2 Rough Wear flight jacket last night! I will post pictures and descriptions to my blog soon. Not sure if I am going to offer mine for sale or just hang on to it either, It’s just too cool.
im eager to see the images, please let me know!
I’d say keep it. Good story. The zipper looks as if it has replaced.