501st Apches Airborne A-2 Jacket by Cockpit/Avirex Leather Jackets
Item Number: Z21E003
Activated in November 1942 by Col. Howard "Jump" Johnson. Their Motto was "Geronimo" the fabled Apache chief and synonomous with paratroopers everywhere. They made their first jump into Normandy in early morning of June 5-6, 1944, 25 miles behind German lines at a point known as Hell's Highway. They would fight off seven German Divisions single-handedly durning the Battle of the Bulge Col. Johnson was fatally wounded still wearing the Airborne A-2 jacket. The 501st fought in Vietnam and produced two Medal of Honor winners. They were deployed in Afghanistan in 2003. The story never ends. The jacket and its emblem represent the heroism of the men who served and continue to serve our country.Proudly made in the U.S.A.