Shangri-La and Sgt Hack

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The Shangri-La and Sgt Hack relationship goes back to 1986.  Sarge became friends with John Schumick, WWII veteran and nose Artist.  Schumick is famous for his nose art of Shangi-La and many others.  John was a very good friend of Capt. Don Gentile, pilot of the Shangri-La in WW II.  Gentile  had 21.83 confirmed kills.

John Schumick Jackets

US Wings Custom Handpainted Jackets


The golden age of insignia & pinup art was during WWII between 1939 and 1945. Our  “nose art” artist Jim Harley is dedicated to keeping the memories, tradition & spirit of that bygone era alive.  Most noteworthy offering the most accurate representation of that era in his artwork. A lifelong student & enthusiast of WWII, Jim has channeled his amazing talent into creating nostalgic works of art that honor the heroes of this era. In addition to being an outstanding artist with decades of experience and clients worldwide, Jim is a former pilot for the Collings Foundation and flew B-17s, B-24s, B-25s, & P-51 Mustangs.

US Wings is proud & honored to be partnered with such a renowned artist! Jim will be painting historic & custom Nose Art onto leather jackets and leather patches using only the highest quality paint which will never chip or peel, ensuring that your leather jacket or patch will become a personalized handpainted masterpiece and a treasured heirloom.

Custom handpainted jackets are a collector’s item and a great way to show off WWII nose art, a company logo, or any other design you specify on your leather jacket. Customers can select a jacket from US Wings or send us one of your own for painting.

Shangri-La and Sgt Hack has grown into a full assortment of handpainted bomber jackets.

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