Why US Air Corps Servicemen Were Allowed to Wear Such Badass Bomber Jackets in World War II
IO9 ^ | Dec 7, 2012 | George Dvorsky
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2012 4:22:52 PM by DogByte6RER
Badass Bomber Jacket – World War II
In honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Lisa Hix of Collectors Weekly has put together a fascinating and sobering article that both commemorates and explains why members of the US Army Air Corp were allowed to customize their bomber jackets to such outlandish and extreme degrees.
The Army, not known for its lax uniform standards, allowed their air-bound servicemen to decorate their jackets with pictures of scantily clad pin-up girls, favorite comic characters, lucky charms, and any other assortment of icons. The reason, says historian John Conway, may have something to do with the age of these soliders — but also the tremendous risks they had to endure………….