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Selling: ORIGINAL WW2 Korean War Uniform Air Force Lot Wings Jackets Hats Ribbons Patches.
-1 World War 2 cut down 4 pocket jacket (w/ 8th AF patch, Air Force Patch, Air Force Collar Disc, Enlisted Aircrew wings, Corporal chevrons, good conduct, and eto ribbon (2 campaign stars)
-1 early Air Force transitional Ike jacket dated October 28, 1949, from Korean War (w/ Sergeant chevrons) made by Franklin Clothes
-1 Khaki cotton shirt dated November 3,1948(w/ Sergeant chevrons & 5th Air Force patch SIZE 15/2 by 33) made by The Shirt master Co.
-1 Private Tailored Japanese made Korean War Air Force shirt(w/ sergeant chevrons,Air Force collar insignia, and WW2 victory,occupation,and Korean service ribbons SIZE 15/2 by 33 ) made by Chikuma of Osaka,Japan
-1 plastic coated Army Air Force ribbon bar (good conduct & ETO)
-4 WW2 era garrison caps (size 7 1/8) (2 OD Green,1 Air Corps, 1 European made)
-1 Air Force Transitional Korean War Enlisted Service Cap(size 7 1/8
This is a lot of original items from World War ll to the Korean War. Everything is in amazing condition despite being close to 80 years old. The World War ll jacket is a cut-down 4 pocket complete with shoulder and collar insignia. During World War ll this man served as a Corporal flying with the 8th Air Force in Europe fighting in 2 campaigns and his unit earning the presidential unit citation. According to his wings, he was an enlisted aircrewman meaning he could have been a gunner, photographer, radio operator, or flight engineer aboard a WW2 bomber. The hats are also from World War ll and one of them is European made where this man was stationed. After World War ll in 1947, the Air Corps split from the Army creating the Air Force branch in 1947. Making the transitional hat, Ike, and 5th Air Force shirt the earliest uniforms of the official United States Air Force. During this time this man was stationed at Irumagawa Air Base in Japan where he privately purchased the Japanese-made shirt. Which he then went on to wear when the 5th Air Force was sent to fight the Korean War. He was in a bomber crew during World War ll in Europe and went on to later serve in Korea with the 5h Air Force The man to who these items belonged to was Dale and his items were acquired while he was a nurse in Korea. Sadly he passed over 10 years ago. This man was an American hero who continued to serve his country and fight for freedom despite the dangers he faced. As mentioned all items are in amazing condition. These items would be a perfect addition to your collection or a great gift for any history buff.
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