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WWII 9th US Army Air Force British Made Ike Jacket
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WWII 9th US Army Air Force British Made Ike Jacket

€495.00

WWII US Army Air Force Ike jacket. The Ike Jacket is tailor made cut-down 4 pockets tunic. Bullion british made 9th Air Force shoulder patch. Sterling clutch back pilot wings with sterling clutches. Air Medal with one oak leaf cluster, EAME Campaign Medal with 4 battle stars and WWII Victory Medal ribbons. Presidential Unit Citation ribbon above right pocket, earned during summer 1944. Bullion Lieutenant ranks on shoulders. USAAF officers collar insignias with flat back clutch fasteners. Hat, shirt and tie aren't included but can be purchased separately. Issued to Lieutenant Johnny Madson, 96th Station Complement Squadron flying P-51 Mustangs.

Dimensions taken with jacket closed, laying flat: Shoulders 46 cm / Chest 52 cm / Sleeves 63 / Length 56 cm

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Named grouping including Tunic, 50 missions crusher hat, documents and personal belongings named to Captain Chaplain John F Schilling, 445th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. Tunic dated 1942, made by "Maurice L. Rothschild". Named on regulation label. British made  8th Air Force shoulder patch. Cotton Army Air Force US made patch. WWII Victory Medal and EAME (Europe Afrique Middle-East) with four battle stars. Service strips on left sleeve. Rare sterling "U.S" and Chaplain cross with matching sterling clutches. Sterling Captain ranks. Fully originally fitted and superb cut. Also included the LEWIS crusher hat with flexible visor and frame. Several documents as the daily newspaper issued during the crossing from USA to England , 27th July  1944 bombing mission take-off plan and secret radio call-signs, leaflet about the driving code in UK, messing tickets and British transport fare tickets.

Also included some personal belongings as two rosaries, purple silk stole, exquisite trench-art lighter made from a 1938 Penny, two patches including one British Made AF patch, Chaplain lapel cross with early clutches, EAME ribbon (awarded before theth battle star). Great grouping.

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