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This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Darwin E. Arnold, a co-pilot attached to the 568th squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. On the front left of the jacket is the 568th squadron insignia patch, a panther riding on top of a bomb. Above the squadron patch is a name plate that reads “D.E. Arnold”. The name “Hazel Ann” is painted on the front right breast of the jacket close to the collar. The back of the jacket contains original artwork, a B-17 flying against the backdrop of a mountain and blue sky with scattered clouds. Below the artwork there are 25 yellow bombs painted on the jacket to signify each successful mission that Arnold flew.

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390th Bomb Group
This type A-2 flight jacket belonged to Darwin E. Arnold, a co-pilot attached to the 568th squadron of the 390th Bomb Group. On the front left of the jacket is the 568th squadron insignia patch, a panther riding on top of a bomb. Above the squadron patch is a name plate that reads “D.E. Arnold”. The name “Hazel Ann” is painted on the front right breast of the jacket close to the collar. The back of the jacket contains original artwork, a B-17 flying against the backdrop of a mountain and blue sky with scattered clouds. Below the artwork there are 25 yellow bombs painted on the jacket to signify each successful mission that Arnold flew.