A leather bomber jacket worn by President John F. Kennedy sold at an auction for $570,000, according to the auctioneer via a report by the L.A. Times. The jacket, an Air Force One fleet jacket, was worn by JFK while aboard the aircraft.
John McInnis Auctioneers sold the black leather bomber jacket and other JFK memorabilia from items from the estate of David Powers, a long-time aide of the president, working with Kennedy from 1946 until he was assassinated in 1963.
The bomber jacket was among thousands of items, including letters and photographs, sold at auction Sunday. All had been part of the estate of David Powers, a longtime JFK aide who died in 1998. The memorabilia were discovered as relatives prepared to sell the Powers home in Arlington, Mass.