i was looking for a m42 jump jacket and i found this one. The seller says that he bought it in france. Inside there's written mcdowell g 541 and he belives that g 541 was the soldier unit but actually 541st pir never seen action in france although some members of the regiment were sent as replacements for the 82nd and 101st airborne. The jacket is reinforced only on the sleeves and in an unusual pattern. On the shoulder there are evidence of sewing but i think they were made by a reenactor except for the airborne tab (you can check it out from the photos)
i'd buy a combat used jacket, like this one seems to be, but could this one be so?