Cool Korean War 1953 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Beer Mug Named to "Woody"
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Cool Korean War 1953 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron Beer Mug Named to "Woody"

Code: afpg40011tsn

$125.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Cool Korean War 1953 12th Tactical Recon Squadron, Night Photo beer mug by Fukagawa, sadly cracked on one side (see photos below). The 12th Tactical was activated at Komaki Air Base in Japan as part of the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing and was later re-stationed at Kimpo Air Base in Seoul, South Korea in August of 1951. Between January and June of 1953, the Squadron flew RB-26B Invaders in over 1,100 missions, mainly night photo surveillance intelligence gathering; the 12th Tactical provided much needed information to be used by the ground forces in combat and communications. The Unit received a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat "e;V"e; Device, and 3 Distinguished Unit Citations, two in 1951 and another in 1953. The front shows a cigar smoking crow flying through the air with a camera equipment bag and field gear and surrounding it reads: "ALONE! UNARMED! UNAFRAID? BLACK BIRDS". Along the top of the mug it reads: "12th TAC." in gold painted detail, the rim and handle also feature nice gold painted embellishments. The reverse shows a RB-26B Invader in black detail and above reads: "WOODY" and below: "KIMPO KOREA 1953" in gold painted detail.

VINTAGE: Circa 1953

SIZE: Approximately 4-3/16" tall x 5-1/2" wide with handle; 3" top diameter; 3-3/4" bottom diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Painted ceramic

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: "FUKAGAWA ARITA HAND PAINTED"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Korean War collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX16 LAAEX8/16

CONDITION: 5+ (Fine-): The mug shows minor wear, there is a crack down the front (see below photos), much of the painted details remain intact, overall fine condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.