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Keep 'em Flying:
A World War II Retrospective

by Marc Weinshenker


Hosting of the AcmeDepot.com website is provided by the Good Wear Leather Coat Company. I am extremely grateful for their generous support.

-- Marc

This Web page is devoted to my interest and hobby: history and collectibles of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army of World War II.


P.A.Q. Check out the Previously Asked Questions page question
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A-2 jacket Also be sure to visit the Type A-2 Flight Jacket Web Page. Over the years I have learned a lot about this classic piece of aviation gear and have compiled this information to share with others. I hope you will find the articles interesting and helpful.

The primary emphasis of my interests is the U.S. Eighth Army Air Force and, more generally, the E.T.O. (European Theatre of Operations). I am not so much a student of campaigns and strategies, though, nor do I in any way embrace the horrors of war. Rather, I see WWII as a defining part of history and, ultimately, the war was experienced by real people both home and abroad and who had thoughts and feelings which reflect the events of the time. Seeking out personal accounts of those who fought and survived or gave their lives provides me with a greater appreciation for the true nature of the period. I have provided a reading list of books I highly recommend.

In addition to doing a lot of reading I also collect uniforms, gear, insignia, etc., of the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Army from the WWII period. Having these items helps to bring the history closer to me and can serve as a virtual trip back in time.

Revision History

  • 18 August 2002 -- added Flight Jackets of the U.S. Air Force Museum to the Flight Jacket Gallery.
  • 27 February 2000 -- B-10 and M-422A added to the Flight Jacket Gallery.
  • 9 July 1999 -- some additional and improved photos in the Flight Jacket Gallery.
  • 6 March 1999 -- moved to Acme Depot; new jackets in the Flight Jacket Gallery; minor edits.

I truly appreciate hearing from visitors to this Web site. Those who have written have passed along some very nice compliments. Many messages come with questions or requests for information and while I do what I can to comply, I don't always have the desired information The P.A.Q. page is a way to make answers available to other readers and to indicate where I may or may not be able to help. Of course, I'll be adding to the page as new topics arise.


"Keep 'em Flying"

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