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Flight Jacket back to World War II

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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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JVoUCm4.jpg


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

Leather Pant
6Eof8YH.jpg

pMPHbYl.jpg


Leather gloves
7No8BaG.jpg


Boots
k2nzgki.jpg

9c2laD0.jpg


HXWTZJi.jpg


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
 

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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
YhtwYw3.jpg


The Flight Jacket
tfF2CTS.jpg

JVoUCm4.jpg


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

Leather Pant
6Eof8YH.jpg

pMPHbYl.jpg


Leather gloves
7No8BaG.jpg


Boots
k2nzgki.jpg

9c2laD0.jpg


HXWTZJi.jpg


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.

0gzqFP5.jpg


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

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