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‘Miss B. Haven’: The sexy pinup art worn by the Nazi-hating pilots of WWII
09.27.2017
09:29 am
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A decorated WWII bomber jacket worn by a member of the 401st Bombardment Group
 
According to the history books, the 401st Bombardment Group Association made things kinda difficult for the Nazis during WWII (you have to specify the era with Nazis these days, sadly) . The group was utilized on an “as needed” basis and according to historians, it is noted that the 401st’s bombing accuracy was the best in the B-17 class in the entire Eighth Air Force. The group dropped a total of 17,784 bombs on their collective targets during their 254 missions. But I’m not here to talk about war—there’s enough talk of that in the news already. Instead, let’s take a look at the cheeky artwork that adorned the 401st’s bomber jackets back in the day which featured illustrations of sexy pinup girls along with the number of bombs that the individual pilots of the 401st successfully dropped on those dastardly, deplorable Nazis during their runs.

The standard-issue jackets worn by the airmen of the 401st were badges of honor for the airmen who took their jobs seriously. The National Archive thankfully cataloged photos of the pilots wearing their bombers, and I’ve posted a large number of images of the heroes wearing their slightly NSFW jackets in all their glory below.
 

 

 
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Posted by Cherrybomb
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09.27.2017
09:29 am
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Satan’s Chillen & Screamin’ Demons: Awesome personalized World War II leather bomber jackets
03.25.2016
09:40 am
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Here are some personalized, hand-painted A-2 flight jackets from World War II brought to you by D. Sheley‘s collection on Flickr.

Apparently the A-2 jacket was the standard flight jacket every man received during the war. It’s interesting to see everyone’s personality still shine through from their lovingly adorned jackets. 

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.25.2016
09:40 am
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Awesome collection of personalized World War II leather bomber jackets
03.29.2012
02:05 pm
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Sexy hand-painted leather bomber jackets from World War II brought to you by D. Sheley‘s collection on Flickr.

Via The World’s Best Ever
 
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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03.29.2012
02:05 pm
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