Flight Jacket back to World War II

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by LZHA, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. LZHA

    LZHA New in Town

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    My friend visited the NANSHAN museum located in Shenzhen, China, and saw a flight jacket back to World War II and more vintage military stuff. He wants to share them with you.

    The Museum
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    The Flight Jacket
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    It looks like a Type B-6 Jacket. But this one does not have a shoulder mark.

    Leather Pant
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    Leather gloves
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    Boots
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    All the things are from the American Volunteer Group, AVG, called Flying Tigers.
    This is the introduction from WIKIPEDIA.
    The First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Republic of China Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under President Franklin Roosevelt's authority before Pearl Harbor and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. Their Curtis P-40B Warhawk aircraft, marked with Chinese colors, flew under American control. Their mission was to bomb Japan and defend the Republic of China, but many delays meant the AVG flew in combat after the US and Japan declared war.

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    Thanks for reading
     
  2. Blackadder

    Blackadder Call Me a Cab

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    Some of these were supplied to CNAC employees during the war.
     
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