Luftwaffe Flying Gauntlets
Dark brown chromed leather gloves with a stiffer leather gussetted cuff section. Leather straps with press stud fasteners at the wrist and cuff end. Lambswool fleece lining within the glove section but unlined at the cuffs. Nicely marked inside with LBA proof stamps. 1939 dated. Overall condition is very good. They are supple and undamaged bar a small split on the left thumb (see photos). They do show wear and use and are a little soiled/marked in places. The wrist straps are good but the press studs and metal componants have surface corrosion. The lining of the right glove is partially unstitched at the edge.
This pattern of glove was most popular with bomber and reconnaisance crews. See p 140 'Luftwaffe Vs RAF'. Stock code GA19272.