77FS "Gamblers" A2 A-2 Cooper Flight Jacket 44R

The Commemorative "Gamblers" Jacket

The 77th Fighter Squadron "Gamblers"

The 77th was instrumental in the 20th Fighter Group achieving its record "kill" of 432 enemy aircraft, 400 locomotives, 1,555 freight cars, 94 ammunition cars and 536 motor vehicles destroyed. In addition, the 77th received a Distinguished Unit Citation for an April 8, 1944, attack on the German airdrome at Salzwedel. On Feb. 8, 1945, the 77th set an 8th Air Force record for number of aircraft destroyed and damaged. Among those contributing was Capt. Ernest C. Fiebel, the group's top ace with 11 "kills." The 77th produced 10 aces (five or more enemy aircraft destroyed), making it tops in the 20th for aces. The 77th left King's Cliffe , England , in the summer of 1945 and was deactivated in October 1945.

INFORMATION:

* Cooper Type A2 Jacket, Size 44R
* Cosmetic Condition: Lightly used and excellent condition, some non-original spec. repairs--zipper replacement and leather repair (see name tag photo),
NO MISSING PARTS. NO CRACKS OR DEEP SCRATCHES. NO MAJOR DENTS OR DINGS. VERY MINOR WEAR. ORIGINAL FINISH. SOME NON-ORIGINAL SPEC. REPAIRS

* 20th Fighter Group patch (Right Breast)
* 77th Fighter Squadron patch (Left Breast)
* 8th Air Force bullion patch (Left Shoulder)
* Velcro Name Tag (4Â" x 2Â")
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