A-2 became an official Army Air Corps jacket and began use on May 9, 1931.Several manufacturers were contracted. Horsehide was mainly used for this jacket, sometimes goatskin and seldom steerhide. The A-2 was very popular amongst the pilots, and often proudly decorated, but because of a shortage of leather, it became limited issue in 1943. Even during the Korean war A-2’s were worn.

1/ROUGH WEAR Clothing Co. 1943 Pattern
2/J.A. DUBOW Mfg.Co. 1943 Pattern
3/WERBER Sportswear Co. 1930s Pattern
4/MONARCH Mfg.Co 1943 Pattern

Available in Seal Brown or Russet Brown Colors

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