This particular jacket's most distinguishing feature is it's large embroidered back panel, in which a mouse is seen shaking its fist at an eagle that is about to pounce on it. In large bold letters are sewn "Korea" and "The Last Great Act of Defiance". Clearly, the eagle represents the overwhelming might of the U.The embroidery is still bright and in great shape with the exception of a small stain on the eagle's head. The jacket itself is in good shape despite obviously seeing much wear. The outer shell is a plush wine velvet with only minor rub spots and the interior is a satiny blaze orange. The main zipper is a YKK and works flawlessly. There is a smaller zipper around the collar for a hood, which is missing. The bottom and top are finished with navy blue knit ribbing. Most strange of all, the pockets are lined with old used blue jeans! Although there are no tears or rips, and the ribbing is in good condition, the interior exhibits light staining and several missing threads.
This was obviously a much-worn and cherished memento that saw actual use as opposed to simply sitting in a cedar chest. The measurements are 24" across the chest, laid flat and just under the armpits, and 33" sleeve from collar to end of cuff.My best guess is that it is a large. This jacket would make a great centerpiece for a Korean War display or a unique and wearable jacket for the Korean War reenactor. Please also take a look at my other auctions, as I will be listing another jacket and other WWII and Korean War items in the next few weeks. A little about myself and the items I sell. Most of my finds come from estate sales, auctions, garage sales, or antique/flea markets. I try to do my best in accurately describing each item and indicating any flaws they may have. All items are coming from a smoke-free environment and are clean and odor-less unless otherwise indicated in the description. PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS as they are an important part of the description. Thanks for looking, and please take a look at my other items. The item "Korean War WWII Vet Flight Souvenir Jacket with Embroidered Eagle and Mouse" is in sale since Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "bmsinstructor" and is located in Knob Noster, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.