Lot 8009: Vietnam-era Military Jacket
20th April 2017
Impressive brown leather Type G-1 military jacket belonging to United States Marine Corps Major Jim Davis, size 42, with manufacturer tag inside neck area, reading: "Jacket, Flying, Man's, Intermediate, Type G-1, MIL–J–7823D (WP), 8415–268–7800, Star Sportswear Mfg. Co., DSA 100-69–C–0475." The jacket features two front pouch pockets, a fur collar, a knit waist and cuffs, and bears a leather name tag stitched to left chest, "Jim Davis, MAJ. USMC." Additionally, the jacket features a total of fourteen large embroidered patches on the chest, sleeves, and back; the majority of these patches are for various squadrons active during the Vietnam War, including: VMA (AW) 121; VMA (AW) 225; VMA (AW) 242; Death rattlers, VMFA–323; VMFA–531; VMFA–542; and VMFA–513. Other patch subjects include: Grumman A-6 Intruder; McDonnell Phantom II; Laotian Highway Patrol; Phantom Pherret; Dow Chemical; Visit Steel Tiger 242; and a ‘Ski Ban Karai Pass’ patch. Includes a blue scarf and Zippo lighter. In very good to fine condition.
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