In four short years, the US Army Air Forces grew from a small air service to a mighty armada that swept the Luftwaffe from the skies, and was capable of projecting force on a global scale. AAF pilots of WW2 were issued the classic aviator's kit bag to carry their flight jacket, helmet, oxygen mask, goggles, and other vital gear aboard the aircraft on missions. Original AAF WW2 aviator kit bags are rare today, so the famous Eastman Leather Clothing Company of Devon, England has produced a faithful recreation, and in many ways, their version exceeds the original. This US Army AAF WW2 EASTMAN PILOT KHAKI AVIATOR'S KIT BAG is a top of the line MODERN REPRODUCTION by the famous Eastman Leather Clothing Company. It's in MINT, unused, new with tags condition, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or damage of any kind to the crisp khaki canvas construction.
Most interestingly, it boasts fully functional "KWIK" metal zippers and contrasting beige canvas carry handles at top, features a roomy interior compartment, and is stamped AVIATORS KIT BAG / AN 6505-1 / PROPERTY / U. GOVERNMENT at the left front.
The bag measures 20" x 14" x 8" when full, bears two open top pockets at the interior back, and carries the traditional "Produced by / Eastman Leather Clothing maker's label under the dual snap closure flap at the middle top. It retains the "CLASS 13 / ELC" maker's tag, and is a beautiful example of a. US Army AAF WW2 EASTMAN PILOT KHAKI AVIATOR'S KIT BAG. The item "US Army AAF WW2 EASTMAN PILOT KHAKI AVIATOR'S KIT BAG Flight Jacket Helmet Pack" is in sale since Saturday, May 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Accessories\Backpacks, Bags & Briefcases".
The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.