This is an outstanding estate sale grouping that I picked up quite a few years ago to a airman who was with the 305th Bomb Group, 8th Army Air Force during WWII and was wounded in action. The vet Ike jacket is in beautiful crisp condition with no moth damage or major stains, and still has the original WWII insignia which includes a (hard to find) British made silk 8th AAF patch, embroidered on black wool Staff Sargent chevrons, five overseas stripes, federal hash mark, Ruptured Duck patch, Presidential Unit Citation (pin-back) US and AAF collar discs (screw-back) Air Crew Member Wing (sterling silver marked) Wolf Brown 3 place plastic ribbon bar with Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (w/ 3 oak leaf clusters) and EAME w/ 2 battle stars (one missing) plastic coated P-Heart ribbon, and American Defense ribbon, and a Qualification Badge with Rifle tab (both marked sterling on back). The jacket also still has the Q. Tag in the right inner pocket dated Dec.
There are two hats included with this mans grouping. The first is his US Army issued wool enlisted uniform visor cap with only a couple of very tiny moth nips, and the leather sweatband is missing, but still very nice for display and is a size 7. The second hat is a 305th Bomb Group reunion baseball cap from the late 70s or early 80s and has a 8th AAF pin, and a "CAN DO" 305th BG pin, and a patch with the G in a black triangle which with their Bomber Tail logo. There is also a group of nine photos of the vet in uniform, some by himself and with his buddies and wife that I also picked up at the sale.The jacket and visor cap are both named with the vets last name "Gibbs". I have not researched this grouping, but it all came from the same local estate. The item "WWII US 8th Army Air Force 305th Bomb Group Ike Jacket Uniform Photos Patch WIA" is in sale since Saturday, September 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "parentsofeight2007" and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia.