Great addition to your collection! Jacket shows heavy wear from age, particularly along the shoulders.... But remains intact and fairly sturdy. Original period patch and leather name tag remain firmly affixed on the front, and shows some light scratching and mild discoloration.
Notable Mentions: HMX-1 was commissioned in 1947, in order to develop the idea of using transport helicopters to attack enemy shores. During the Korean War, the HMX-1 helicopters were mainly observational and rescue units, until the became a training command.
In 1957, President Eisenhower had to use an HMX-1 to quickly get to Air Force One, as he was dealing with the Little Rock Nine crisis. From that point on, HMX-1 became the designated Chopper of POTUS. High Resolution Photographs are taken for your review and inspection of the item in detail. Please review and feel free to ask any question you may have.Be sure to View Our Store. To see our extensive inventory of great Antiques. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. The item "Vintage Korean War USMC Helicopter Pilot Leather Jacket HMX-1 Edward P. Gallen" is in sale since Friday, June 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items". The seller is "opamerica" and is located in Clearwater, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.