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Cockpit USA A2

  • Glenn Miller and America's Big Band

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    Glenn Miller, band leader, musician, arranger, and composer during the swing era of the 1940's became one of the most iconic names in music. In 1942 with patriotic intention of entertaining the Allied Forces to boost morale overseas, Glenn Miller joined the war effort and was given rank as Army Captain and leader of the Army Band. He would soon transfer to the U.S Army Air Force, playing at air fields and bases across the nation and finally shipping out to England during the Summer of 1944.

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    Miller's most famous recordings include "In The Mood", and "Moonlight Serenade".

    Miller was missing in action in 1944 on a flight from England to France over the English channel, but will forever be remembered as a hero and music star of the era.

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    Before Miller's disappearance, his music was used by World War II AFN radio broadcasting for entertainment and morale as well as counter-propaganda to denounce fascist oppression in Europe with even Miller once stating on radio "America means freedom and there's no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music."

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    Today Cockpit USA immortalizes Glenn Miller on our new lambskin A2 jacket reminiscent of the World War II years and swing music. Lined with a beautiful silk screened Glenn Miller Appliqué and a hand printed image of Glenn Miller playing his trombone on the back of the jacket; Cockpit USA’s Glenn Miller lambskin A-2 is designed for those who appreciate the great musicians who defined a whole era of popular culture.

  • Another Satisfied Customer: The Iconic A2 Jacket

    "Having been in aviation for 40 yrs, I've seen and owned my fair share of A2's. After a thorough search for a new one, I finally decided upon Cockpit USA. Well, since I received my new A2 I have worn it every day! The quality of the jacket, in terms of fit, quality of material and workmanship, has exceeded my expectations in every way. Additionally, the staff at Cockpit USA were completely professional and made it a pleasure to do business with them. If you are in the market for an authentic jacket, order from these guys. You won't be disappointed."

    - Cliff

     

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