Hello guys, I picked up this identified jacket on Ebay. The story seems to check out. Basically the description says that this jacket, hat and plate came from Paul Elmer Weitzel. The plate came from the church where his wedding took place. It furhter says: "World War II Veteran Paul E. Weitzel. Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1916-2009). He enlisted in the Army in 1941 at the age of 25, served overseas in England, France, Belgium and Germany through 5 Campaigns as noted on his European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 STARS representing 5 campaigns."
I found his obituary on this site: Paul Elmer Weitzel, II (1916 - 2009) - Find A Grave Memorial.
The obituary confirms that he was from the Phila area and was married at that church. It also confirms that he had a home in Maine (he worshiped at the West Rockport Baptist Church there).
Also the Ebay seller was from Maine.
I thought it all added up so I bought the items.
What do you guys think?
Authentic in that it was actually Mr. Weitzel's WWII clothing?