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JFK`s bomber jacket fetches $570K at auction

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 14:30

New York: President John F Kennedy`s Air Force One bomber jacket was sold for 570,000 dollars at an auction on Sunday.

Dan Meader, auction appraiser at John McInnis Auctioneers, told the New York Daily News that the jacket was among thousands of items, including letters, photographs and books, that had been tucked away in drawers and file cabinets at his longtime aide David Powers ` home.

Kennedy`s possession`s were discovered by Powers` relatives while they prepared his Arlington, Massachusetts, home for sale, Meader said.

The auction included personal effects that reflected Powers` shared history with Kennedy and his family. Among them are dozens of letters from former First Lady Jackie Kennedy and books inscribed by the president.

Also among the items to be auctioned was a schedule kept by Powers that documented in minute detail his last two days with Kennedy in San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, before the November 22, 1963, assassination.

A pen that Kennedy used to sign an interdiction order during the Cuban missile crisis was also up for auction.


First Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 14:30
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