This Web page is devoted to my interest and hobby:
history and collectibles of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army of
World War II.
Check out the Previously Asked Questions page
- - - to see what other readers want to know more about.
Also be sure to visit the Type A-2
Flight Jacket Web Page. Over the years I have learned a lot
about this classic piece of aviation gear and have compiled this
information to share with others. I hope you will find the articles
interesting and helpful.
The primary emphasis of my interests is the U.S. Eighth Army Air
Force and, more generally, the E.T.O. (European Theatre of Operations).
I am not so much a student of campaigns and strategies, though, nor
do I in any way embrace the horrors of war. Rather, I see WWII as
a defining part of history and, ultimately, the war was experienced by
real people both home and abroad and who had thoughts and feelings
which reflect the events of the time. Seeking out personal accounts
of those who fought and survived or gave their lives provides me with
a greater appreciation for the true nature of the period. I have provided
a reading list of books I highly recommend.
In addition to doing a lot of reading I also collect uniforms, gear,
insignia, etc., of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army from the WWII
period. Having these items helps to bring the history closer to me and
can serve as a virtual trip back in time.
- 18 August 2002 -- added Flight Jackets of the U.S. Air Force
Museum to the Flight Jacket Gallery.
- 27 February 2000 -- B-10 and M-422A added to the Flight Jacket Gallery.
- 9 July 1999 -- some additional and improved photos in the
Flight Jacket Gallery.
- 6 March 1999 -- moved to Acme Depot; new jackets in the
Flight Jacket Gallery; minor edits.
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 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.
"Keep 'em Flying"
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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.)