World War II pilot costumes

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2015-06-26 10:36:02

World War II pilot costumes or uniforms are collectible items of militaria, worn by pilots during the second world war (1939 -1945). Background

World War II pilot uniforms vary significantly according to the nationality of the wearer and the climate in which they were fighting.

US pilot officer coats are among the most prevalent collectible items of second world war pilot dress.

Leather flying jackets worn by the US Army Air Force during the conflict are also popular collectors’ items. Known as A-2s, they were awarded to Army Air Forces officers upon successful completion of their basic flight training.

It is rare to find Axis items for sale.

How much are World War II pilot uniforms worth?

Original US Navy pilot officer dress jackets from the second world war can sell for between $60 and $150 depending on provenance and condition.

US Army Air Force second world war leather A-2 jackets can sell for between $1,000 and $5,000 at auction.

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