Jacket of the Unknown Airman 497th BS

Received this information and pictures from Buzz Rickson

Hi, I’m so proud to show you my original B-15A type jacket with the insignia on the shoulder of the 497th bomb squadron – 344th bomb group. Unfortunately is in bad condition but it’s a great piece of history.
On the back 47 hand-painted missions bombs.

I bought it from an Italian Collector, didn’t know anything about it or its original owner.

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