Green Officer Field Jacket

Description

This beautifully made green wool ETO (European Theater of Operations) jacket was custom tailored in England. The jacket is short waisted with plain plastic buttons, slash pockets, and buttoned cuffs.

It belonged to First Lieutenant A. Winfield Jones who graduated as an aviation cadet at Douglas Army Air Field, Arizona, January 1944. He was assigned to the 436th Troop Carrier Group, 80th Troop Carrier Squadron, stationed at RAF Membury, England. A C-47 pilot, he flew 23 combat missions including paratroop drops and glider tows during D-Day and Operation Market Garden in Holland and resupply missions to Bastogne, Belgium. His medals include the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. At the end of the war, he returned to his home in Glendale, California.

Filed In:
Era: World War II
Clothing & Insignia: Jackets
Location: On Display
Accession #:
1990-3242-0154-0008
Museum Location:
Behind Closed Doors exhibit
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Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan or sell artifacts in the museum's collection.

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