The Type A-2 Flight Jacket Web Page
by Marc D. Weinshenker
It would be perfectly accurate to call me a fanatic about A-2
jackets. Every detail evokes my wide-eyed enthusiasm. Every
original jacket I handle has its own special story.
This Web page documents the accumulation of information and
observations I have gathered over several years of learning
about the A-2. It is my hope that this article will prove both
interesting and useful to A-2 aficionados and casual observers
Check out the A-2 Previously Asked Questions page
- - - to see what other readers want to know more about.
See the Jacket Links page to
find sources for jackets and artwork.
Have a vintage A-2 jacket you'd like to sell?
Visit Nation's Attic to strike a deal.
Keep 'em Flying
Also be sure to visit
Keep 'em Flying: A World War II Retrospective for an expanded
look at the U.S. Army Air Corps and gear, including The Flight Jacket
Gallery, Crush Caps, links, and more.
The Flight Jacket Gallery now includes
from the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.
Other Sites to Visit
To exchange notes and learn from other jacket enthusiasts, here's an online
discussion forum to check out:
Check this out:
Flying Magazine advertisement from May 1941
See a full size image (44K JPEG)
- 2 January 2013 -- Book review of the Type A-2 Flight Jacket Identification Manual by Gary Eastman (see the Bibligraphy page).
I truly appreciate hearing from visitors to this Web site.
Those who have written have passed along some very nice compliments.
Many messages come with questions or requests for information and
while I do what I can to comply, I don't always have the desired
information The A-2 P.A.Q. page is a way to
make answers available to other readers and to indicate where
I may or may not be able to help. Of course, I'll be adding to the
page as new topics arise.
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no content from any of the pages within the Acme
Depot web site may be copied or used without permission. Such
content includes, but is not limited to, all images, graphics,
page backgrounds, text, and HTML code. Any unauthorized use
of content from this web site constitutes copyright violation.
(If, for instance, you believe that you are entitled to copy
and use the AAF and 8AF insignia graphics, which I crafted
myself, you are mistaken and need to consult copyright law.)