A ‘Windy City’ leather flight jacket from Michael Caton-Jones' 1990 WWII film Memphis Belle.
Set in 1943, the crew of a B-17 bomber based in the UK prepares for its 25th and final mission over Germany before it can return to the USA.
The pilots of the B-17 bombers wore their jackets as they flew in the Belle's final bombing raid on Bremen, with this jacket featuring the nose art of the bomber ‘Windy City', which was shot down during the mission.
Made by the Wested Leather Company – made famous for their creation of leatherwear for the Indiana Jones series and various James Bond productions – the jacket is an A-2 flight jacket made of brown leather with brown wool cuff detailing. A metal emergency escape whistle is attached to the zip in the wartime fashion, while the nose art for the bomber ‘Windy City' is hand-painted on the back of the jacket.
The jacket displays some distressing around the arms and chest, and is marked as a size 38 chest. It remains in an otherwise excellent condition.
Materials: Man-Made Woven Fibres, Leather, Ferrous Metals.
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.