Great and very rare WW2 US Army Officer Service Uniform, nice size, with a patch of the 9th USAAF Airforce, together with a medal bar of his campaign medals (EAME / European medal bar with 4(!!) battle stars (i.e. the officer participated in 4 major European campaigns e.g., D-Day), American campaign medal). The jacket is dated December 1942 in the tag, and named to officer Stoler (plus his laundry number). The Jacket has nice USAAF collar insignia, originally placed, which is especially evident from the beautiful patina on the jacket near the collar (see photo's). The jacket has a very nice manufacturer tag denoting it is an US Army Regulation Jacket. This is a very nice jacket! According to his service bars, he spend 2 years overseas, consistent with the career path of the US 9th Airforce (active from invasion of italy until the surrender of Germany).
Great and rare 100% original item for your US WW2 collection, definitely a centerpiece!
History of the 9th Airforce
Activated as 9th Air Force on 8 April 1942, the command fought in World War II both in the Western Desert Campaign in Egypt and Libya and as the tactical fighter component of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF), engaging enemy forces in France, the Low Countries and in Nazi Germany.
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.
- USAAF - ¡NOMBRADO! - Con barra de medallas europea
- País de origen
- Estados Unidos de América
- Unidad del ejército
- Uniforme de piloto de oficiales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, 9a Fuerza Aérea + barra de medallas
- Año de fabricación
- Original / réplica
- En buen estado
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad