Original U.S. WWII 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment Officer B-10 Jacket with White Collar
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Original Item: One-of-a-kind. During World War Two American Army officer’s were authorized to wear B-10 jackets. Of all B-10 jacket only between 5%-8% of wartime produced B-10’s were made with a white shearling collars due to material shortages. This is an incredible example in size 42 with original data label and functional zipper. The most notable feature is a hand painted leather circular 507th PIR insignia patch which is stitched to the left chest. The left shoulder bears a 13th Airborne patch, the right upper sleeve has a heavily embroidered American Flag “invasion” patch and each epaulet has pin back Major oak leaf rank insignia pins. Unfortunately the jacket is not named. It is offered in wonderful condition and is an extremely rare Airborne officer jacket. Also included is a period printed 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment insignia card. This jacket was acquired from the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection. Museum documentation is included.
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