The IX Troop Carrier Command was responsible for numerous airborne drops during World War II, including Sicily, Normandy, Market Garden, and Varsity. Wonderful example of a World War II IX Troop Carrier Command Ike jacket! The uniform was manufactured by Armour Clothing Co. On June 22, 1944, and is a size 36R.
The left sleeve has a standard embroidered Army Air Forces shoulder sleeve insignia that is hand-sewn to the sleeve. The right sleeve has a beautiful British-made felt IX Troop Carrier Command shoulder sleeve insignia that is also hand-sewn to the uniform - both utilizing period olive drab thread. The lapels have mismatched collar brass for branch of service and Army Air Force.While the patinas seem to match, one disk is clutch back, while the other is screw-back. The right breast has a beautiful German-made ribbon rack which features the Good Conduct Medal, European, African, Mediterranean Theater Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, as well as the World War II Occupation Medal. Above the ribbon bars you can see the two pinholes where a badge was pinned, but has since been removed. This was likely an Aircrew badge, given his AAF Engineering Specialist insignia on his cuff. The left pocket features a World War II Marksman badge with a carbine qualification bar. The left breast features the classic "Ruptured Duck" discharge emblem, as well as the pin-back Presidential Unit Citation.
The lower left sleeve has 3 overseas bars, indicating approximately 1.5 years overseas. The right sleeve has an Engineering Specialist insignia sewn to the cuff.
Unfortunately there is no name or other identification in the uniform. The item "World War II Airborne Troop Carrier Ike Jacket WWII WW2 Army Air Force AAF" is in sale since Sunday, May 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms". The seller is "historical_antiques" and is located in Greenville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.