Crafted from russet brown American horsehide and emblazoned with the 506 PIR emblem, this flight jacket is a grand replica of the 1941 original in both color and texture. Issued to officers of the early U.S. Airborne units first constituted in 1942, this particular jacket and its insignia is nicknamed after the Currahees, the Apache word for We Stand Alone Together, the Airborne 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. It gained notoriety in popular culture by virtue of Steven Ambroses novel and film adaptation, Band of Brothers. Historically, the unit fought in major battles including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitlers mountain hideout in 1945. The Cockpit USAs reproduction of the 506th A-2 features the same pair odice insignia, sewn throughthe lining as was done with the original for added authenticity. Made in the USA of USA horsehide.