ARMY 9th AIR FORCE FIELD JACKET aka: "IKE" JACKET & TROUSERS. Field Jacker Maker: SUNSHINE CLOTHING MFG.
Right Inside Breast Pocket Tag Reads The Following: Jackets, Field, Wool, O. 55-J -384-595 36R SUNSHINE CLOTHING MFG.12091 Dated June 12, 1944 Pattern Dated 5/10/44 Spec. Cond: Used Condition, Inside Lining In Very Good Used Condition, All Buttons In Excellent Condition, M1926 Ladder Waist Buckles In Excellent Working Order, Left Backside Of Jacket Has Little Moth Damage (easy fix) As Pictures Shows. Jacket and Trousers Belong To Staff Sergeant W. Jacket Has All The Following: Left Arm Sleeve Top to Bottom U.
ARMY AIR FORCE Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, STAFF SERGEANT 3RD. GRADE, (4) OVERSEAS STRIPES = 2 Yrs. (1) SERVICE STRIPE = 3 Yrs. Left Chest From Top to Left GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, Bottom Left to Right EUROPE AFRICA MIDDLE EAST MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, Attaching Device: Full Pin Arm with Locking Catch.
Right Arm Sleeve Top to Bottom 9th Army Air Force Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, STAFF SERGEANT 3RD GRADE. Right Chest HONORABLE DISCHARGE INSIGNIA aka:'RUPTURE DUCK'. Collar Insignia's Disc Left Side SIGNAL CORPS, Right Side U. Trousers, Field, Wool Serge, 18 oz.Tag Reads The Following: Trousers, Field, Wool Serge, 18 oz. 55-T-35036-31 36 x 31 SEWELL MFG. 353A Pattern Dated April, 1944 Phila. Cond: Used Condition, Special Taylored (5) Botton Front with Fly Flap, All Buttons In Excellent Condition, Just (1) Tiny Moth Hole On Right Upper Leg As Picture Shows (easy fix). On D-Day, IX Troop Carrier Command units flew over 2000 sorties conducting combat parachute jumps and glider landings as part of American airborne landings in Normandy of Operation Neptune.
Other Ninth Air Force units carried out massive air attacks with P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bombers, North American B-25 Mitchell and Martin B-26 Marauder medium bombers. Air cover during the morning amphibious assault by Allied forces on the beaches of France was flown by P-38 Lightnings.
With the beaches secure, its tactical air units then provided the air power for the Allied break-out from the Normandy beachhead in the summer of 1944 during the Battle of Cherbourg, Battle for Caen, and the ultimate breakout from the beachhead, Operation Cobra. Unlike Eighth Air Force, whose units stayed in the United Kingdom, Ninth Air Force units were very mobile, first deploying to France on 16 June 1944, ten days after the Normandy invasion by moving P-47 Thunderbolts to a beach-head landing strip. Because of their short range, operational combat units would have to move to quickly prepared bases close to the front as soon as the Allied ground forces advanced.The bases were called "Advanced Landing Grounds" or "ALGs". On the continent, many ALGs were built either from scratch or from captured enemy airfields throughout France, the Low Countries and Germany.
Ninth Air Force units moved frequently from one ALG to another. Excellent Addition To Your WW2 U. Army Air Force Uniform Collection. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms".
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