Dieselpunk Inspiration: Painted Bomber Jackets

Major Kite has been browsing the internet for some dieselpunk inspiration. The best thing she found lately: painted bomber jackets.

During WWII, bomber pilots were given a standard brown leather jacket to keep them warm in their planes. These young men frequently chose to decorate their jackets – in addition to the official patches displayed on the front and sleeves of their jackets, hand painted images started appearing on the back. These scenes featured cartoon characters and pin up girls and non standard military iconography. They also frequently kept an account of the missions run by pilots.

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