The A2 leather flight jacket was first worn during World War II. They were designed using a leather which was vegetable tanned, and was manufactured in either an off black or light brown color. Many people collect A2 flight jackets, because they were used during an unforgettable time in America's history. A seller of war memorabilia is one place to start locating for A2 flight jackets, and they can be located by reading war magazines, visiting auction sites, or contacting the local veteran's association. A2 flight jackets are not easy to find, so patience is needed before finding one to purchase.