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Painted B-29 related fight jackets are VERY rare, a collector certainly can find flight jackets with squadron patches from B-29 units, but painted jackets are almost never encountered.  This B-15 flight jacket belonged to a B-29 CFC Gunner James Doolittle (yes, the same name as the famous general) of the 29th Bomb Group on the aircraft "The City of Portland".  The CFC system of armament on B-29s is a very interesting topic for any enthusiast to research, very unique and revolutionary for its time during the war.  The flight jacket features a very well preserved painting which is most striking, and very commensurate with the art style of flight jackets during the war.  The painting brandishes a B-29 Superfortress superimposed over the 20th AAF insignia.  The B-29 is well executed and features the 29th Bomb Group tail code marking of an "O".  Below the bomber is a mission scoreboard to denote the 35 missions which James Doolittle flew on "The City of Portland"  below the bombs is a single Japanese rising sun war flag which denotes a 'kill' a single aircraft shot down.   Aside from a small tear on the bottom of one of the sleeves, the jacket is in wonderful overall condition and retains the spec label and the AAF stencil on the shoulder.

What makes this group absolutely fantastic, unique, and rare is the original panel which was cut-out from the wall of the Quonset hut on Guam which records all of the missions in a form of a bomb tally that the crew had flown.  This mission board was marked/charted out by the crew's flight engineer Otto Schiemann on the wall of the hut.  The Quonset huts were made of aluminum and lined inside, floor to ceiling with particle board.  It is on this particle board on the wall which the flight engineer chose to denote the missions that were flown, and then it was this piece of the wall which James Doolittle cut out from the Quonset hut on Guam and took home with him when they were being shipped back to the States.  James had relayed this in a note which was transcribed on a sheet attached along with the list of every mission flown.  What makes this even more unique and historic, is that every bomb on the board was denoted with the exact mission and the type, specifically, in the tail fins of the bombs.  Each fin which was color coded in red denoted night time fire bombing, those fins which were not color coded denoted regular daylight bombing.  As well, each fin denotes an abbreviation of the bomb mission as it relates to the city bombed, one can reference this in the mission list which James Doolittle had related.   This scoreboard is a VERY unique artifact from the crew's life on Guam and their ordeal flying the missions in their B-29 "The City of Portland".  Such artifacts are seldom encountered in museums and rarely encountered in collections.

The grouping also contains the rare 29th Bomb Group history "Combat Diary" which was published immediately after the war in January 1946 and sent to all of the veterans.  There is an interesting letter to all the "former group members" in the back of the front cover.  Inside James Doolittle penciled-in check marks on all the missions he flew.  The group further includes various original paperwork, some of which mentions James Doolittle.  Also included with the group is a section of 1946 newspaper "The Sunday Oregonian" , the section contains a great article about their B-29 during the war titled: "When The City Of Portland Called on Tokyo" and mentions James Doolittle by name. Also with the group is a September 1995 issue of the "Air & Space" magazine that contains a photo of "The City Of Portland" B-29 on Guam.

The grouping was originally obtained from the family.  This rare and significant aviation grouping is deserving of a museum or an advanced discriminating collection.  Do not miss this!  $3995ON HOLD

UU-1288  Fantastic theater made leather Flight Jacket made in China or India. Each shoulder has a multi piece leather patch. One side has the CBI patch the other Air Corps. Lined with black shearling. Missing some buttons from the front otherwise very nice. Great look incorporating the design of an A-2 with the lower wrap belt of an Ike Jacket!!  $950
UU-1287   Nice named 8TH Air Force Staff Sgt's Gunners Group. includes named uniform with blue backed embroidered wings and nice 8TH Air Force SSI. Shirt and tie are present but the shoulder patch and breast wing have been removed. Tie and trousers round out the lot. Needs some research. $285
UU-1286  Nice 7TH Armored Officers 4 Pocket Service Blouse. No name, but nice uniform. $165
UU-1285  Rare 102ND Cavalry Recon Squadron, Mechanized, Uniform Grouping obtained from the Veteran, Sergeant Schopp from New Jersey. Includes yellow piped o/s cap with 102ND Cav DI. Numbered collar brass with scarce 1ST Army Cavalry patch and 3RD Army on other sleeve. Trousers and cut down Cavalry boots as modified in the field round out the lot. $350
UU-1284    Fantastic WWII 8TH Air Force Bombardier's Grouping from an Officer in the 562ND Bomb Squadron of the 388TH Bomb Group. This extensive grouping includes his Ike Jacket with bullion Bombardier's wing, bullion 8TH Air Force shoulder sleeve insignia (detached), bullion rank insignia and more. There are 2 Flight Jackets including the A-2 with leather name tape and leather squadron patch. He is shown wearing this jacket in original photos. there is his B-15 Flight Jacket, M43 Field Jacket with paint splotches, Mechanics coveralls, Officers Trench Coat with liner, ties, one overseas cap and more. Smalls include the Aviator sun glasses he is shown wearing in numerous photos, his original watch issued by the government as well as his private purchase watch. There is a quantity of extra insignia and personal items. Original unit history as well as unit booklet printed in England. This Bombardier was also written up in Roger Freeman's, the "Mighty Eighth", there is an original letter from Freeman thanking him for his participation and sharing his stories. There is a fantastic WWII scrapbook/ photo album loaded with large format photos including personal, mission and crew photos, 4 examples of newspapers dropped by air on German positions and much much more. One of the best 8TH Air Force sets we have seen. $4595 $SOLD$
UU-1283    Amazing Iwo Jima Uniform and Helmet Grouping. This grouping was obtained directly from the Veteran about 6 years ago. He met him in  grocery store, as he was wearing a Veteran's hat. He noticed the top of his right ear was missing but said nothing about it. The Marine invited him to the house to sell some material and he purchased this grouping. The missing top of ear was quickly explained . While he was on Iwo Jima in an area they thought was clear of Japanese, he was standing having a conversation when a shot rang out striking his helmet knocking it off his head and taking off the top of his ear. Suddenly a Japanese Sniper dropped out of a nearby tree and made a run for it. Without hesitation he took after him on foot, ran him down and killed him with his knife. In addition to the helmet and cover there were 2 uniforms, both named, trousers, overcoat, belt , mess kit and headgear. A most historic set that we are pleased to offer. This amazing helmet has its original cover and liner, which is stenciled and named in pencil, both of which bear the hole left from the entering bullet. $2495 $SOLD$

UU-1282    Very nice 15TH Air Force B-17 Waist Gunner's grouping. Nice A-2 Flight jacket with full liner. Name stripe has been removed. Nice theater done sketch of him wearing the jacket. 15TH Air Force 4 pocket with wings, trousers, shirt and tie. Nice sun glasses with case, overseas cap, dog tags, Paybook , ID card/ blood chit, mission diary, collection of original snapshots of the Aviator and his plane, discharge certificate, Aerial Gunner's Graduation Diploma, insignia, survival mirror and more. $1595
UU-1281  Fantastic WWII US Marine / Navy Corpsman attached to the Second Marine Division. Nice combination of his Navy and Marine issued clothing. Includes multiple USMC khaki shirts (the one with th e2ND division patch has mothing to sleeve) and a pair of khaki trousers. His forest green trousers are present as well as his issued Field Jacket, Cold weather vest, Model 1942 fatigue shirt and trousers as well as  a late War green fatigue top. There are multiple blue and white jumpers with matching trousers, named belts, extra patches, dixie cup hats, named Navy blue sweater. Large grouping well named. Very tough stuff to find worthy of more research. $995  $SOLD$

UU-1280   IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC 885TH Bomb Squadron (Clandestine / OSS Operations group)  B-17 MISSION BELLE A-2 Flight Jacket Grouping. This is a unique opportunity to acquire a named A-2 flight jacket grouping to one of the most unique and secret squadrons of the USAAF in WWII.  The 885th Bomb Squadron of the 15th AAF was one of only 2 units during the war, the other being the 8th AAF ‘Carpetbaggers’ group, which was assigned strictly to clandestine operations of the OSS with the task of: inserting agents into occupied territories,  supplying partisans, supplying OSS special operations groups on the ground, and other special missions / operations.  

 $3550  $SOLD$

UU-1279   WWII OD wool shirt with interesting Aviator embroidered Gunner's wing, outlined in yellow thread. $100

OUTRAGEOUSLY RARE 1930’s/early WWII A-2 Flight Pants- ultra-rare and historic!  Everyone has heard and seen the iconic A-2 Flight Jacket, but few have seen and had a chance to acquire the A-2 flight pants that were originally designed and manufactured to accompany the iconic A-2 flight jacket.  These were widely utilized together with the A-2’s in the 1930’s and early WWII, before being discontinued due to war material shortage on leather.  For every 500 A-2 jackets which survived, perhaps there is one pair of these pants out there, but most probably, the ratio is even less.  Regardless, these are almost NEVER encountered on the market and in collections.  In fact, for many years, these were on the “wanted list” by the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH.   Anyone that has any interest in A-2 flight jackets and/or aviation history should not miss this very rare opportunity.  This is a remarkable specimen.  The condition is wonderful, it retains the original A-2 spec label and the original suspenders, which were missing on a previous set which was discovered several years ago by a collector.  As a point of interest, to observe, from a standpoint of a collector enthusiast: these are constructed from identical leather, workmanship, and quality as the A-2 flight jackets, down to the minor details of pocket construction, pocket flap construction, and snaps on the front and the sides.  $2995$SOLD$



  UU-1277  Air Force Sergeant's tunic with bullion blue backed wings. $155
UU-1276  Nice 10TH Air Force Air Air Crew badged uniform jacket with pin back sterling wing and shirt with matching SSI. . $175
UU-1273  Great 453RD Bomb Group, 733RD Bomb Squadron 35 Mission Gunners Uniform Grouping with English Tailored Ike Jacket made from his 4 pocket tunic with Gaunt made buttons. Great English made SSI, pin back wings, trousers, shirt with white embroidered Gunner's wings and some fantastic photos, covering time in training, time in England, combat and crew photos and some photos taken while he was speaking to factory workers on a bond tour after completing his 35 missions. Interesting winged foot insignia in metal, obviously a civilian item, pinned to underside of the collar. The winged boot is typically for those who crash in enemy territory and walk out. This winged sandal may be a private purchase equivalent or joke as he belly landed at a friendly air base. $695  $SOLD$
UU-1271  A-2 Flight Jacket Condition is a little tired. It lacks liner and has quite a bit of wear. Cuffs have been replaced. $335
UU-1267   799TH Armored Ike Jacket. Name was recorded when purchased. 2 photos of the Veteran were found in the pocket. Rare patch!! $295







UU-1266   Very nice Allied Airborne/ 9TH Air Force Troop Carrier Uniform set. Great English made SSI. Trousers have a couple of small moth nips otherwise very nice. $185
UU-1261  16TH Armored Division/ 5TH Division Uniform with DIs and Ribbon bars. $155
UU-1257   Very nice Painted A-2 Flight Jacket. Obtained from the Veterans Family, George Baldwin was an Officer in the 490TH Bomb Group who flew 1 Mission on a B-24 and 34 Missions on B-17s. The family printed a sheet showing his missions, from a 490TH Group Website which is now defunct. Great Silver Silhouettes with mission bombs. According to the family he had the plaid lining installed by an English Tailor while flying in 1944-45. Some wear to cuffs as shown otherwise very nice. $2395  $SOLD$
UU-1256   Model 1941 Field Jacket  with large leather unit patch and Air Force Shoulder patch. Some brown toning from storage. $275
UU-1245  Very nice example of an Officer's B-13 Officer's Flight Jacket. Very nice condition. Some popped stitches on the SSI otherwise very nice. $260
UU-1244  Nice named P-42 Marine Corps Fatigue shirt with Corporal's stripes and name above the pocket. Excellent condition. $125
UU-1241  WWII English Tailored Ike Jacket, made from a cut down 4 Pocket Service Tunic. British made Ribbon Bars. Nice condition except for some small holes to the cuff as shown and a few scattered pin holes. $225
UU-1240    Very nice B-14 enlisted Man's Flight Jacket with English made 8TH AAF SSI and Overseas stripes. Good condition overall. $325


UU-1238   Very nice Size 40, Navy Flight Jacket. Good knits and zipper. Very usable. $255
UU-1237    Choice Model 41 US Marine Corps Field Jacket with great PX purchased bulldog patch. Shows just modest use. Some cuff and collar fraying. Zipper works but needs to be cleaned. $225 $SOLD$
UU-1235 WWII Para Marine Vest worn under the Jump Smock. $165




UU- 1231  Nice named M-44 USMC named fatigue shirt. $110



UU-1228    Set of WWII Navy Corpsman's Blouses, on eService Dress and one Undress. The undress has a few moth bites and tracks, the Service dress is in great shape. $90


UU-1225   Great 9TH Air Force Ike Jacket with very high quality bullion patches. $195
UU-1224  P-41 US Marine Corps Fatigue shirt with name stamped and inscribed above pocket. $130
UU-1224   WWII 9TH Air Force Ike Jacket with nice Unit Citation cuff patch, English made. $95




UU-1223  86TH Division Ike Jacket. $95



UU-1214    Extremely rare 3RD Pattern, Decontamination, Jacket. This rare jacket was used by Naval Beach Battalions and Others at Normandy. It has been impregnated with anti Gas Chemical. This style of jacket was shown in Issue 236 of Militaria Magazine. $375
UU-1213  WWII Painted Navy Sheepskin Flight Jacket with white outline image of Vargas Girl. Jacket is in excellent condition overall, but zipper is rusted and cannot be zipped up. Sheepskin has no blowouts or tears. $995
UU-1212  Ultra Rare 795TH Military Police grouping from the War Crimes Tribunal for Japanese Soldiers in Manila, Philippines. Rare theater made unit DI and fantastic War Crimes SSI. One small mouse chewed area on the skirt, about 2 inches in length, and one to rear shoulder. Rare as you can get to find this insignia set on original uniform. $575
UU-1206  Very unusual Navy Jumper for  a WWII Submariner. Great Bullion Submarine Badge on the sleeve. Excellent condition overall. $165




UU-1192    Very nice Model 1941 Field Jacket with USN stencil. These are quite scarce. Great for a D-Day Naval Beach Battalion display. $195



  UU- 1191   Very rare WWII USMC female fatigue jacket. These are quite scarce. Missing 2 of the factory plastic buttons. $195






  UU-1184  Tan Ties. $15 each
UU-1180   VERY RARE Field Camouflaged cold weather overcoat. Reversible for snow camo on one side and green on the other. Red vehicle paint has been sprayed on. Some of these saw service in the Battle of the Bulge. This was just found in a flea market in Ohio. Choice condition overall with just light use. Don't miss this one.!!! $595
UU-1177  Very nice 9TH Engineer Command tunic with great embroidered on felt SSI. Sterling silver wings are worn on the chest. We don't know what the history of the tunic is, but when it was pulled out of the woodwork, they were there. Nice high ranking set. $225
UU-1169    9TH air Force 4 Pocket Officers tunic with Sterling Navigators wing, great bullion SSI. Lacks one US and one winged prop collar insignia. Named on the interior, also has initials on the interior. $245



UU-1168   WWII Wool enlisted mans shirt. Good condition overall. $55
UU-1166   WWII Civil Employee Uniform as worn by factory representatives for vehicles, aircraft, armaments and others. $145
UU-1139  Very nice mans wool combat shirt. No mothing . Medium size. $45
UU-1136  Womens/ WAC M41 Field Jacket with 7TH Army Shoulder Sleeve insignia. Good condition overall, just lacks label. $90
UU-1132  Great Staff Sgt wool enlisted shirt with embroidered on felt 8TH and 9TH Air Force patches. Excellent condition. $95
UU-1124  WWII Armored Cavalry Regiment tunic and paperwork. Nice embroidered on felt SSI. Some moth damage as shown. Nice small lot for  atough to find ACR. $110ON HOLD
UU-1123  Great private purchase WWII 1ST Class Aviation enlisted jumper and trousers. Both have nice chain stitched name on both pieces. Great bullion patch with cross stitching. $110
UU-1122   Great Gunners Ike Jacket for Sergeant who served in the 8TH and 9TH Air Forces. Mix of English and US Insignia. Just needs a nice set of Wings. $240
UU-1121  Very nice Ike Jacket for  a Sgt Gunner who was in both the 12TH and 9TH Air Forces in Europe. English made 9TH Air Force SSI. Nicely marked. $125



UU-1114   Nice 84TH Division Ike Jacket. $95
UU-1111  Clean 9TH Division Ike Jacket with shoulder cord. Named. $110
UU-1102   Great Allied Airborne Ike Jacket with English made shoulder patch. US and Air Service collar discs. $185
UU-1092    8TH Air Force Ike Jacket with Trousers. Excellent condition overall with just a few moth nips on the rear collar. $95ON HOLD
UU-1086  Nice WWII 1ST Division Ike Jacket . $195
UU-1082   9TH Air Force Ike Jacket. Exc condition overall. $75
UU-1077  16TH armored Division 4 Pocket. Good condition overall. $65
UU-1065   WWII Navy Field Jacket. Stenciled USN on the chest. Great for a Corpsman's Display or Naval Beach Battalion display. Size listed is 36, is larger, possibly a 38. $175
UU-1057   P-44 US Marine Corps fatigue shirt. Wearer has removed the upper pocket flap. Stenciled rank on the front. $65
UU-1055   Scarce WWII Mounted Troops Overcoat as used by motorcycle drivers and others. Mint unissued, but with unfortunate stain to front as shown. $80ON HOLD
UU-1047    Very nice WWII enlisted wool trousers, size 34 x 35. $65
UU-1027   WWII US army HBT Fatigue shirt with gas flap. Tough to find in such good condition. $75




UU-1018   WWII Army Service Trousers. Good condition. $55


UU-992   Great set of WWII enlisted trousers with 1946 date. Good size with belt. $35



UU-971  WWII Officers OD Shirt. Excellent condition. $35








  UU-942   WWII OD Officers Trousers in excellent condition. $50
  UU-874  Sergeant's Ike Jacket with ETO patch with "Western" tab. Scarce collar disc. $75





UU-870  WWII 10TH Mountain Troops reversible Ski Parka. Very nice condition showing some small repairs. $145
UU-841 WWII Cold weather wool lined trousers. Show actual use and washing. $50
UU-825   WWII shirt, size 15 x 33. $30








UU-813   Persian Gulf Ike Jacket. $65



UU-788   WWII Officers shirt. $25








UU-787   WWII cotton EM shirt. $25







UU-738  Nice set of WWII Trousers with belt, measuring  30 X 33. Tiny repair to back cuff otherwise very nice. $45




UU-731   Size 42 US Naval Officers Jacket and Large Size Trousers. Needs to be dry cleaned, otherwise very nice. $95



UU- 695a  Choice WWII Trousers Size 31 X 31. $45







UU- 694a  HUGE Size Extra Large Women's late War fatigue trousers. Some paint on rear. $50




UU- 688a   HUGE Size 44 Officers shirt in excellent condition. $45



  UU- 685a   Super clean issue OD Wool trousers. Size approx 30 X 33. $50








UU-682a  WWII Ike 7TH Army, 3RD Army. $50








UU-680a   WWII Tan cotton enlisted man's shirt. $35







UU-668a  Clean Officers shirt with 14TH Air Force SSI. $55








  UU-595a  Type E-1 High Altitude Trousers in a HUGE!! Size 46!! Choice. $95




  UU- 508a  Theater made M-41 Field Jacket. Very interesting! Have not seen one quite like this. Some wear through on the edges of the cuffs. About a size 38-40.  $175




UU-582   WWII Button fly tan Army trousers in choice condition. No rips or tears. Larger size. Approx 38 x 30. Nice size!! $35






UU-578a   1ST Sgt, 1ST Class on very clean OD shirt. $35








UU-419b    WWII L-1 Flight Suit in good condition. Size medium, couple of tiny holes from actual use and wear, really of no significance. $110




  UU- 507  Officers chocolate Trousers. 28 inch waist. $50


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