Tuskegee Airmen - bomber jacket - TBJC
Tuskegee Airmen bomber jacket. Our Standard Fit Bomber Jacket is one of our best sellers. It is lightweight, comfortable, and perfect to wear in cold weather. The outer shell is waterproof and the inside has an orange 100% satin polyester lining to keep the cold out. The jacket features a full length front zip closure, two front slash pockets with flap & snap closure, a zippered utility pocket, an interior slip pocket, rib-knitted cuff, collar, and hem. Complete with an array of vintage-style embroidered patches on both sleeves, chest, and back.
- 100% polyester
- standard fit with orange interior lining
- full length front zip closure
- interior slip pocket
- embroidered patches on sleeves, chest and back
- waterproof, windproof and breathable fabric
The Tuskegee airmen were the first black servicemen to serve as military aviators in the U.S. armed forces and they flew with distinction during World War II. Though subject to racial discrimination both at home and abroad, the Tuskegee Airmen were prized and respected in the Army Air Force for their success in closely protecting Allied bombers flying missions into enemy territories. The 996 pilots and more than 15,000 ground personnel who served with the all-black units would be credited with some 15,500 combat missions and earn over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses for their achievements. The successes of the Tuskegee Airmen helped pave the way for the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces in 1948.