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The Chit is in exceptional condition, as many of the first 200 are found, never having been folded or sewn onto a Flight Jacket, with only light storage wear to the front, and some lovely foxing to the cotton/linen gauze backing.
This Chit was taken by Mr. Baldwin to the 1995 Flying Tigers Reunion in Portland Oregon, where he brought a fountain pen with sepia tone ink, and had 38 members of the American Volunteer Group present sign the Chit. Claire Chennault's personal Chinese Air Force Interpreter, C. Y. "Henry" Lee, was also present at the reunion, and he signed the Chit as well.
The signatures are as follows:
Ed Rector Francis L. Doran
Dick Rossi Erik Shilling Joe Rosbert
Ken Jernstedt #88 P. J. Greene Rich Richardson
Frank Losonsky Geo R. Bailey Dave Harris
Chuck Baisden Keith Christensen Hank (Little Ole) Olson
"Red" Petach Hanks Bill Towery Ed Fobes
Irv. Stolet Morgan H. Vaux Bill Musgrove
Twisty Bent Paul Clouthier Ed. Stiles
Frank Anderson Charlie Mott Joe Poshefko
Rode' Rodewald Al Kaelin 1st Sqn. "Burma Bob" Locke
Leo J. Schramm "Tex" Hill RJ Catfish Raines
Henry C. Y. Lee Chuck Older Charlie Bond
(please add Kanji) George I Tyrrell John Young
This is a gorgeous example of an American Volunteer Group Chinese Air Force Escape Patch, made even more significant by the AVG member signatures added to the back, thoughtfully in what would appear like “period” ink.
This Chit is published on page 40 of LAST HOPE: THE BLOOD CHIT STORY (erroneously stating there were 36 AVG signatures instead of the actual 38), and the Back (signature side) of the Chit is published on page 8 of BEHIND ENEMY LINES: EVASION AND ESCAPE AIDS OF WORLD WAR II, noting the correct number of signatures.
World War II.
Approximately 10-7/8" in height x 8-1/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Silk with silk/cotton thread with linen backing.
To be sewn on.
來華参戰: Come to China to fight
洋人（美國): Foreigner (American）
軍民一體: Military-civilian integration
救護: Rescue, Help
航空委員会: Aviation Commission
宇第 號: No. 0043
The third image is everyone's name on the back of the Blood Chit.
This is from a WWII Blood Chit collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-REB-20-23 LAFIGEX01/02/23
9 (Excellent): The blood chit shows minor storage wear. Light foxing on front to small areas of the white linen.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.