Clark Gable’s jacket fetches a for­tune

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

FOR­MER movie leg­end Clark Gable’s leather flight jacket from his World War ll days in the US Army Air Corps, which he joined in 1942 as an ae­rial gun­ner and in­struc­tor, sold on auc­tion for $14 350.

Gable, known as “The King of Hol­ly­wood”, was Adolf Hitler’s favourite ac­tor and he ap­par­ently is­sued in­struc­tions that his troops should try to cap­ture him un­scathed – so the Fuhrer could meet him.

Gable prob­a­bly wouldn’t have given a damn about such a get­to­gether. – Auc­tions Writer

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