Tuskegee Airmen - leather bomber jacket - TLJD
Tuskegee Airmen leather bomber jacket. This limited edition, superior quality leather jacket displays an array of vintage-style embroidered patches on both sleeves, chest, and on the back to salute the accomplishment of the brave Tuskegee Airmen. The edition is limited to 200 pieces and each jacket has a limited edition number. This stunning jacket will make a wonderful gift that will be treasured forever.
- 100% lambskin leather
- lining and filler: 100% polyester
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.