STARTING AT $269! This military-style G-1 jacket is based on
STARTING AT $269! This military-style G-1 jacket is based on the WWII pattern and is constructed from the highest quality mil-spec goatskin available. It’s an extremely soft & supple, yet very durable, leather… just what you’d expect from a jacket worn by the world’s finest aviators! Features include a mouton fur collar, two front cargo pockets with a hidden pen slot under the left pocket’s flap (note: this jacket does not have side-entry handwarmer pockets), bi-swing back for freedom of movement, knit cuffs & waistband, an interior pocket, inside windflap with “USN” perforation, and a heavy duty antiqued brass zipper. The rich golden satin nylon “Wings of Gold” lining features a fully embroidered Naval Aviator wing and the Navy Flyer’s Creed silkscreened beneath it. The two most coveted symbols of naval aviators are their gold wings & their G-1 flight jacket, and our “Wings of Gold” G-1 is truly a jacket any naval aviator (or naval aviation enthusiast) would be proud to wear! A US Wings exclusive! Color: dark brown.
The concept of the blood chit originated in China during the
The concept of the blood chit originated in China during the early days of World War II. It was created by members of General Chennault’s American Volunteer Group — the Flying Tigers.
The famed pilots wore Chinese and American flags, and a message in Chinese characters. The translated message said that they were American airmen fighting the Japanese invaders of China; they had met misfortune and needed help in evading the Japanese and assistance in returning to their home base.
Our authentic Flying Tigers Blood Chits are stenciled on silk, just like the originals. This silk patch is suitable for framing or attaching to the inside of your favorite flight jacket (the silk version was meant to be attached to the jacket’s lining, as it is not weather-proof). These high-quality blood chits are a part of American history, and a must-own for all collectors and aviation enthusiasts! They also make the perfect gift, as well as a truly authentic addition to any A-2 or G-1 leather flight jacket! Measures 9.5″ x 13″