US Army 9th Air Force Pilot Ike Jacket Pants Hat Shirt
WWII 9th US Army Air Force officer uniform grouping including an Ike jacket, pants, belt, shirt, tie and garrison cap. British made barathea wool OD#51 Ike jacket with captain bullion shoulder ranks, US Air Corps sterling collar insignias made by MEYER with early fastener, Senior Pilot sterling wings with sterling butterfly clutches, 2 years overseas service bars and 9th Air Force shoulder patch. OD#51 wool twill garrison hat. OD#54 pink trousers (no tag) with some handwritten S/N numbers. Regulation officers belt with brass buckle. Nice matching set, instant mannequin.
Dimensions taken with garments closed, laying flat:
Jacket shoulders 44 cm / chest 58 cm / length 59 cm / sleeves 61 cm
Shirt neck 38 cm / chest 56 cm / sleeves 59 cm / length 75 cm
Garrison cap 59 cm
Trousers waist 94 cm / inseam 71 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.