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WWII US Army Air Force Summer Tan Ike Jacket
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WWII US Army Air Force Summer Tan Ike Jacket


Rare WWII US Army Air Force Officer Ike jacket. Tailor made, probably in England or Italy from tan barathea cotton. US made 8th Air Force shoulder patch. Sterling pin back pilot wings on ultramarine felt backing. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two oak leaves clusters, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, US Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal ribbons. Presidential Unit Citation ribbon above right pocket. Pin back Major ranks on shoulders. USAAF officers insignias on lapels. 1 1/2 years overseas service bars. Hat, shirt and tie aren't included. Small repair on right side of waist.

Dimensions taken with jacket closed, laying flat: Shoulders 50 cm / Chest 58 cm / Sleeves 63 / Length 54 cm





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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