Sharon Dad's A-2 Jacket and "Secrut Weapin"
This gallery is a tribute to Sharon's Dad, Lt. Bailey "Bill" Goodell, who was a bombardier on a B-24 (11 of 39 missions on "SECRUT WEAPIN") in the Pacific with the 7th AF, 11th Bomb Group, 98th Bomb Squadron. His pilot was AJ Bell of Tomahawk, WI. Also see the B-24 "Witchcraft " ride album below when Sharon wore her Dad's jacket. I did get a new A-2 jacket (see last photo) and had the back painted as the original. Did this so she could wear it more often than her Dad's without the fear of it "walking off". Vintage A-2 jackets have risen steadily in value. They have sold on eBay for $1,000's. One vendor at the Reading airshow estimated the value of her Dad's jacket at over $4,000! Needless to say, it's a family heirloom and not for sale.Read More