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A-2 Leather Flying Jacket worn by 1st Lieutenant Howard Eugene "Gene" Greenwell of the 357th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group and 2nd Scouting Force.

A zipper fronted single-breasted jacket of brown leather with stand & fall collar and patch pockets to the lower front. The jacket has knitted cuffs and waistband and to the left breast is sewn a leather insignia patch of the 357th Fighter Squadron ('The Licking Dragons'), to the right breast is a hand-painted red Indian, representing the 2nd Scouting Force. The name, 'Eugene' is applied in black paint on a red rectangle, above the left breast.



  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 2nd Scouting Force
  • 357th Fighter Squadron


  • Howard Greenwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Howard Greenwell served with the 357th Fighter Squadron of the 355th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Steeple Morden, England. ...


Date Contributor Update
05 February 2020 14:31:58 Emily Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations

IWM Collection UNI 13858