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    John F. Kennedy's Leather Bomber Jacket Worn on Presidential Yacht Honey Fitz: Unique, Personal & Historic Memorabilia from the "Age of Camelot"


    John F. Kennedy’s G-1 bomber jacket, one of three identical jackets purchased by JFK in December 1962 from a U.S. Navy supplier, was removed from the presidential yacht Honey Fitz just five days after the assassination, on November 28, 1963. The supple brown leather jacket emblazoned with a presidential seal patch on the left lapel comes through direct descent from the family of Lieutenant Hirschy, who served as Supply and Logistics Officer for the Military Aides to the President and Officer-in-Charge of the Navy Mess in the White House during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

     

     

    President John F. Kennedy's leather bomber jacket, worn on the presidential yacht, the "Honey Fitz" (named after the President's grandfather), and retrieved from the ship for preservation just 5 days after the assassination.