Men's nylon light weight "USS Lexington" commemorative flight jacket. Made from two tone 100 nylon flight satin, and with an orange polyester lining. The jacket also has two outside snap close front pockets, a left sleeve zippered pocket and an inside pocket. It is a comfortable fit, and should be ordered in the normal size.
The decorations include Asian style tigers embroidered on the fron and a full back embroidery commemorating this Seaman's Far East tour of duty.
USA service men have been buying custom tailored Souvenir Tour jackets since the late 40's when American G.I. s stationed in Japan first purchased Baseball style jackets with embroidered Asian motifs. These early jackets were made of silk and called Sukajans.
The U.S. S. LEXINGTON CVA 16 was aa Air Craft Carrier that served our country from 1941 to 1947. The Japanese referred to the Lexington as a "ghost" ship for her tendency to reappear after reportedly being sunk. This, coupled with the ship's dark blue camouflage scheme, led the crew to refer to her as "The Blue Ghost".
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